Introducing the English Discoveries Pedagogical Rationale

October 23 2017


“We are confident that the English Discoveries Pedagogical Rationale will help continue to strengthen and differentiate the English Discoveries offering in the English Language Learning market.”

 

Rafi Moran, Edusoft CEO

Over the past two years, Edusoft has been hard at work updating the English Discoveries platform and content. This initiative began with the complete overhaul of the user experience and has continued with this year’s addition of two new units to courses Basic 1 through Advanced 3.  

These changes were developed in line with the most current theories and approaches to language learning and teaching. Edusoft’s pedagogical department regularly conducts systematic literature reviews and consults with experts in the field of foreign language acquisition in order to ensure that its design principles are up-to-date.

Edusoft is now pleased to share the pedagogical rationale behind these recent updates. This document goes into detail about the design principles that were adhered to at all stages of development. We are confident that the English Discoveries Pedagogical Rationale will help continue to strengthen and differentiate the English Discoveries offering in the English Language Learning market.

Design Principles

Determine a clear purpose and goal for L2 learning

Design materials to be maximally motivating

Design instruction to increase learner's willingness and ability to communicate

Utilize a variety of scaffolding devices to fill gaps in learner knowledge

Implement a focus on meaning and form

Provide opportunities for integrated or multi-skills instruction

Foster an Assessment for Learning approach

Support opportunities for blended learning

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