Based on ETS’ solid expertise in educational assessment and research, English Discoveries delivers an assessment-driven pedagogical approach to teaching English. Created by Edusoft, a subsidiary of ETS, its learning platform provides students and teachers with an engaging and effective English-language learning experience. As a technology-based institutional and comprehensive English learning solutions, it serves institutional, governmental and corporate sectors worldwide.
Edusoft’s experience in English Language Learning - combined with ETS’s recognized leadership in the world of assessment - provides the most effective English learning solution in the market today.
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- English Discoveries is available in over 30 countries
- The tool is customisable to fit your needs
English Discoveries delivers a complete cutting-edge learning experience to lead students to true English fluency. The writing and speaking tools offer self-paced learning and instant feedback on performance to help build skills that can be used in different learning situation in autonomy.
Used by a growing community of millions of users in over 30 countries, English Discoveries has a versatile end-to-end English learning programme that is highly focused on outcomes and can integrate existing textbooks and curricula. In addition, its unified pedagogical approach in-line with the latest technologies sets a new standard in English-language learning.
English Discoveries’ learning platform integrates the very latest in multimedia learning technologies with field-proven pedagogical approaches. It includes more than 1,000 hours of engaging, interactive learning as well as 10 CEFR-aligned courses, from beginner to advanced levels (from A1 to C1). Its regularly updated content is divided into topic-based units, covering all language skills, plus grammar and vocabulary, as well as a state-of-the-art, video-based speaking and listening activities.
The Community Site offers a social learning space that allows users to connect with other local students or students from around the world in cross-cultural international forums.
This tool lets you adapt the learning path to your teaching requirements, create specific content and easily monitor your students’ activity through very complete control panels using:
- Technical English
- Medical English
- English for the Hotel Industry/ Tourism
- English at Work
- Academic English
- Aviation English
English Discoveries management systems give decision-makers complete control of large-scale English learning programmes and enable teachers to more easily teach larger numbers of students and classes. It is further enriched with customisation tools that enable instructors to develop and introduce their own material into the curriculum and create tailored lessons from existing content building blocks. It also helps reduce teachers’ workloads by providing automated exam scoring, calculation of final grades and generation is real time reports.
This management system includes:
- Authoring Tool and Course Builder, for customization and creation of content
- Teacher Dashboard, which allows teachers to quickly and easily monitor progress and success of classes
- Simple student registration process
- Comprehensive reporting system
- Customisable learning paths for each student
- Internet/Intranet-based student-teacher communication tools
- Customisation tools for community site features
- Range of customisable settings
English Discoveries is accompanied by a range of printable classroom materials for a complete learning package. These classroom materials reflect and reinforce the teaching objectives of the online learning content and promote communicative interaction in the classroom.
Its class-based resources help create a vibrant classroom environment through teacher-facilitated face-to-face interaction and student collaboration which help students develop proficiency across all nodes of communication. In addition, teacher materials, such as syllabi, lesson plans, and teacher guides, promote success in their roles.
- Lesson Plans
- Workbook Answer Keys
- Guided Discussions
- Teacher Guides
- Scope and Sequence
English Discoveries’ Professional Development courses were developed as a result of Edusoft’s extensive experience with English language teachers throughout the world. Using its vast experience in distance and blended learning, English Discoveries addresses the main challenges facing English teachers and provides an effective, scalable solution for countries and institutions interested in advancing the language and teaching skills of teachers.
These courses have been adopted by ministries of education and academic institutions worldwide in order to enhance the teaching skills and the English language proficiency of classroom teachers. Trainees who fulfil the course requirements will receive an international certificate which is recognised by a growing number of ministries of education.
English Discoveries is customisable to fit your needs. English Discoveries’ customisable platform can be adapted to meet the specific needs of both large and small-scale projects. Our complete solution can be tailored to exiting curricula, provides flexible delivery options, and offers teachers and product training. In addition, we offer ongoing technical and pedagogical support throughout the duration of the project, to ensure success.
- Optional Integration with existing textbooks/national curriculum
- Various models of implementation (Full Solution, Integrated, Synchronous/Distance)
- Flexible delivery options (Internet, USB flash drive, mobile, CD/DVD)
- Integration with local Intranet/LAN
- Content customizability via Authoring Tool
- Project management
- Onsite training
- Pedagogical consulting & services (needs analysis, product training, implementation and ongoing support)
- Local technical support
- Textbook/curriculum integration
English Discoveries includes Automated Writing Evaluation, based on ETS's industry-leading e-rater® engine, which provides detailed, automated feedback on student writing for all writing practice activities. In addition, Speech Recognition in all speaking and listening activities provides immediate, detailed feedback on students' pronunciation.
English Discoveries includes a variety of formative and summative assessments, including a placement test, component tests, as well as midterm and final tests, all of which are scored automatically Edusoft’s experience in English Language Learning - combined with ETS’s recognised leadership in the world of assessment - provides the most effective English learning solution in the market today.
- Format: digital tools with printable materials
- Levels: Beginner to Advanced levels (form A1 to C1 on the CEFR)
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