MyDialog.eu is an education start-up building a Virtual Language Exchange Portal specifically for schools to improve their A-Level students’ oral skills. Academic research indicates that the lack of conversation opportunities makes learning languages unattractive to students. We plan to address this issue via a moderated portal linking schools within Europe which will allow schools to link up and enable students to connect with each other, mutually helping their language development.
In English speaking countries, there is considerable reluctance to study a foreign language. The book, Attitudes to Modern Foreign Language Learning: Insights from Comparative Education, finds that ‘UK, US and Australia share common attitudinal problems [...]