ZURICH, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Better language learning with the help of an iPad? EF International Language centers is now providing students who travel abroad with iPads to bring real-life language and hands-on learning into the Classroom.
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"We are proud to be the first and only language school to fully integrate iPads into our curriculum. They are blended into our overall teaching method, the EF Efekta Learning System which fundamentally improves the way students learn a language," says Eva Kockum, President of EF International Language Centers.
The EF schools in Bristol and Manchester have already introduced dedicated iPad lessons, making the classes more interactive and inspiring. Students can use the devices to get instant access to real-life English by bringing live examples of English video, text or sound into their discussions and presentations.
The size and cable-free design of iPads means that they can be shared and passed around for collaborative work in a way that is not possible in the traditional computer session. Students can work on lessons or class presentations together which they can then take with them as they move around the campus, working with others and doing what language students want to do most: speak English.
The language students in Bristol and Manchester are certainly excited about the new addition to their classes: "Learning with the iPads is great!" says Denis Khabibulin from Russia, an EF student in Bristol. "It makes the classes very interesting and effective for me".
EF is further implementing this innovative teaching approach and by September all students at all EF schools will get to benefit from their first iPad learning experience.
About the EF Efekta(TM) System
The EF Efekta(TM) System, a registered trademark, is EF's teaching method, which blends learning materials and tools into a single unique learning system, both online and offline, before, during and after a language course. The system includes certified teachers, course books, assessment tests, online activities, iPads and more. For more information go to http://www.ef.com/efekta.
About EF Education First
EF, the world leader in international education, was established in 1965 with the mission to break down the barriers in language, culture, and geography. With 400 schools and over 15 million students, EF specializes in language schools, academic degrees, educational travel abroad, and cultural exchange. Originally conceived in collaboration with Apple, EF's Efekta(TM) System is the world's most advanced English learning method and is used to power EF's language schools and online English courses at Englishtown.com. In addition to helping 1,200 corporations with English training, EF was the Official Language Training Supplier to the Beijing Olympics and is helping Brazil prepare for the 2014 World Cup. http://www.ef.comhttp://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/efeducationfirst/47615/
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