The language learning system constructed under network environment can be applied in an intuitive form of teaching. With variety of useful functions provided by BiVoke, teachers are able to create a perfect environment or simulation scenarios for language learners to greatly improve their listening and speaking skills. It has become an indispensable modern facility of foreign language training.
“BiVoke Interactive Language Learning System” is developed based on network environment and focusing on the demands of language teaching. Through the functions in BiVoke, it builds an interactive and also independent learning environment which is suitable for foreign language training.
By the functions in BiVoke, it fulfills courses designed by teacher, including voice / video teaching, class teaching / self-learning, collaboration / individual practice, online / oral exam, etc. and also manage the whole class easily.
Using BiVoke to do the listening training with transmitting variety of audio teaching materials (such as teacher’s lecture or recordings, demo of native speaker, network material, teaching CD, etc.) allows students to listen clearly to various audio materials with correct and fluent pronunciation for listening practice.
Teacher can set up the playing speed of the audio material and play it repeatedly. Furthermore, teacher are able to authorize students to train their listening skills by repeatedly listen to the specific paragraph.
Variety of audio teaching materials on teacher PC can be transferred to single / part of / all of the student PCs through “Audio Broadcasting” function.
TeTeacher can assign a student to speak, and all the others including teacher can hear his or her voice.
Teacher can record the speaking demonstration on teacher PC. During the class, teacher can play any of the recording file or send it to student via BiVoke system.
BiVoke contains variety of language speaking training tools. They provide students with correct pronunciation and let them imitate and practice repeatedly. In addition, enhancing the foreign language conversational skills through interactive practice dialogue.
Students can set up the playing paragraph of the audio or video for repeated speaking training. With repeated imitation, students can follow by reading aloud to correct their pronunciation.
Through the comparison of students’ reading sonic and original sonic, students can master their own intonation by comparing to the original sound. In this way, students will learn how to adjust the rise and fall of the voice when speaking.
Teacher can select the student to have interactive voice chat, including conversation practice, Q&A exercise, etc.
Teacher can play a video file and assign the roles in the drama to be played or imitated by appointed students, let students practice conversation with the simulation scenarios.
Play a video and assign a student to do the simultaneous interpretation. During the process, other students can hear the dialog and teacher can interrupt at any time to advise.
Teacher can divide students into 2~6 people per group for them to do the dialog exercises.
All students in language classroom will have their own learning equipment. No matter doing group collaboration learning, group teaching or self-learning, they will not disturb each other at all.
Quickly divide all the students into groups, and assign the group leaders for each group.
Teacher can set up the teaching topics or scenarios for different groups to discuss.
Assign a group leader for each group to run group teaching to the members.
Teacher can upload practicing materials for students to do self-learning, audio and video files are included.
BiVoke provides environment and tools for self-learning. Students can select the proper learning content and method according to their level and control the learning progress by themselves to have individualized self-learning.
BiVoke “Online Exam” function contains “Comprehensive Exam”, “Oral Exam”, “Quiz Test”, etc., which are convenient for different ways of examination. (listening and writing, speaking, listening, rush answer, written exam, etc.) After finishing the online exam, the system will run paper marking, statistical analysis, and score management automatically.
With the functions related to audio / video teaching in BiVoke, teachers can broadcast multimedia files in different forms and even combine it with audio and video equipments (e.g. digital camera, DVD player, VHS recorder and player, cassette tape recorder, answering machine, digital visualizers, etc.) to transfer variety of media resources for students to practice in different scenarios and make the class more interesting. (For example, demonstration for mouth shape of pronunciation, real image, teaching scene, scenario simulation, movie-viewing, etc.)
Teacher can set up multiple tracks for video teaching program through “Multitrack Broadcasting” function, and transfer different contents to students in different tracks.
When teacher execute “Web-learning” function, students can browse and view the online content with browser. When teacher end the “Web-learning” function, system will automatically close the webpage of student PCs.
Except for the variety of tools for teaching, practicing and testing provided by BiVoke, it also contains comprehensive teaching assistant tools and class management functions.