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.
We are delighted to announce that MyDialog is collaborating with https://bili.uk.com/ to offer BiliDialog. Bili is an online language exchange platform trusted by over 400 schools worldwide which has proved to drive progress through peer-to-peer assessment between students. It’s platform allows schools to create a structured partnership with a foreign school of their choice and enables regular interaction between native speakers through set tasks in a safe, teacher monitored space. MyDialog adds secure real time communication to the Bili platform.
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 [...]