Our Android application provides support in learners' native languages through Google Translate. We don't recommend looking up the translation for separate words; instead, highlight the whole sentence and check the meaning of the word in the context. When you check translations of separate words it may reinforce cross-translation habits and would hinder the creation of a visual image of the situation. When the learners translate the whole sentence, they receive more accurate contextual translation, helping them create a visual image of the situation described in the sentence. The learners develop the habit of using these visual images when performing simultaneous repetition. Thus direct links are formed between English words and images or symbols.
Google Translate could be used for the lessons added to the application by the learner or the teacher. The new lessons are usually copied and pasted into the application from the Internet and reflect the learners' vocational needs or personal interests. Google Translate will help learners correctly visualize the context in the native language and then to work with the text exclusively in English.
The disruptive invention for learning English describes a process by which a product takes root initially as a mobile application at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up the market, eventually displacing established competitors. Our patented method belongs to disruptive invention.
There are 1.5 billion learners of English in the world; it is unrealistic to talk about immersion as the best tool for this number of learners. They need a new pedagogy and new technology (disruptive innovation!) implemented in their smartphones which almost everybody has today. The mobile application will eventually displace established competitors since its innovative features most fully satisfy the learning habits of Generation Z.
Android App for Training English Skills
To implement Active Training English skills, you will need to introduce mobile devices to the classroom or to online study. The mobile application is used for self-training in the classroom, for online courses or for assigning, planning, or turning in homework. Finally, the fun of our mobile application does not end with the completion of the Active Training course, as the application allows students to create their own lessons and to further continue their training to meet their vocational and cultural needs.
Adding New Lessons
The mobile application allows learners or teachers to create their own lessons by copying and pasting (or manually entering) text using the high quality, natural-sounding text-to-speech program to perform simultaneous repetition of the new material. For instance, this feature could be used to assign or post homework, or to help job-seekers prepare for interviews or create professional presentations.
Three types of texts are used in every lesson:
1. Pre-recorded lessons on various topics and drills.
2. Lessons added by a learner or a teacher.
3. Inspirational poem recorded by a native speaker.
Lessons and drills are recorded in Special English by native speakers. Text added by the learner or the teacher makes the application interactive and suitable for vocational training. Without emotional involvement, no learning occurs. That is why we include inspirational poems recorded by native speakers. Introduction of Special English that is 30% slower than the natural speech helps make the conversation understandable to beginners and alleviates the fear of speaking. Special English helps the learner recognize then imitate, and finally produce English words correctly. Content can be customized by the learner or the teacher by adding new lessons of their choice. You can use the Android application for self-training as well as classroom instruction or guided online coaching. The application provides support in the student's native language by using the Google Translate function.
For the learners who prefer self-learning, we recommend to start with the online course. This will help them shift from a traditional course of Passive Learning to Active Training.
Learning Habits of Millennials and Generation Z
Millennials grew up with computers and keyboards, Generation Z, the current generation, is growing up with touch screens and smartphones. Generation Z places a heavy emphasis not only on the purpose of training activities, but also the technology used to absorb them, with a particular focus on mobile-first learning. Generation Z requires a mobile-first design accessible to anyone, everywhere, at any time as the main tool for bringing new skills and knowledge. Smartphone learners complete course material 45% faster than those using a computer.
If you are interested in testing the Android application with your students or for self-study, click the Contact Us button and send your request. We will email you a manual on how to use and administer our android apps to speak English fluently.
If you are located in China you may download the Android app for Active Training from the Tencent App store.
If you are located in any other country you may download the Android app for Active Training from the Google Play store.