MyDialog is a Virtual Language Exchange Portal which improves spoken language skills of students. The purpose of learning a language is to be able to communicate effectively and the current curriculum taught in schools does not emphasize this enough. MyDialog has created an app for students to help improve their conversational language skills, whilst meeting a school’s safeguarding criteria. It is a secure, anonymised platform, available exclusively for GCSE and A Level students, and is not open to the public. It allows students from different countries to connect securely through video calling and messaging, enabling a virtual exchange, with curriculum led content, thereby helping the conversational language development of the students.
To see how it works, click here
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 [...]