This section describes how the learning process on Webilang is structured.
We use language in different communication situations, in each of which a person has a role to play. According to this role, a person speaks in a certain way. The learning environment simulates all the variety of roles and speech before they take place in real life. The more a person plays, the better he is ready for speech activity in real life.
In the learning environment, the expert corrects the student's speech behavior. In a language learning environment, the best expert is a native speaker.
The methodology of teaching English at Webilang is based on role-playing games under the guidance of a native speaker. The child needs words and grammar for a specific role. Therefore, we prepare children for role play.
For example, the role play “Wrong Weather Forecast - What to Do?” Includes the role of mom and dad telling the child what to wear according to the weather forecast. If the child has the role of a mother, he should use sentences that express necessity and words related to the weather and clothing. Children learn words and grammar through illustrations, cartoons and explanations from a native speaker. To consolidate the material, the children do their homework on the blog, and the teacher checks and comments on it. In order for the child to be motivated to continue learning, he sees his progress in the completed assignments and lessons learned on his personal page.
We use language in different communicative situations where a person acts according to his or her social role. This role defines how and what a person says. In a learning environment, we can model a variety of roles and speech patterns before they are used in real life. The more a person experiments the better he or she is adapted to real life communication.
In a learning environment, it is an expert who corrects a student's speech. For language teaching, the best expert is a native speaker.
Webilang's approach to language teaching is based on role plays guided by a native speaker teacher. But a child needs vocabulary and grammar tools according to his or her role. That is why we prepare kids for a role play through special exercises to learn and practice new words and grammar patterns.
For example, the role play 'Wrong Weather Forecast' includes roles for mom and dad who tell their kids what to wear according to a weather forecast. If a student has the mom’s role she might use imperative sentences or patterns expressing obligation and words related to clothing and weather. Before the role play the kids will learn new words through interactions with pictures, cartoons, and the explanations of the teacher. To solidify the new knowledge and skills, kids do writing tasks at home in the blog and the teacher comments on their posts. All kids love to play, it is in their nature. This is internal motivation. But to motivate them externally, we provide some statistics of the student’s progress on his personal page.
Class presentation of a new material
Homework in the blog
Role play scenario for class work