English Language Teachers can automatically generate exercises, lesson and resource materials from current news articles on Teaching English by the British Council.
Online PR News – 22-April-2012 – Dublin, Ireland – LingleOnline Ltd. today announced a new partnership agreement with the British Council. As part of the agreement Lingle will provide the British Council with innovative technology to automatically generate in-context word lists and vocabulary exercises for English Language teachers on the http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk website.
Ian Butler, CEO of LingleOnline commented “We both recognize the importance of helping teachers focus on what they do best – teaching. Through this partnership teachers around the world can implement recognized best practice, quickly and easily using authentic materials in their class.”
LingleOnline uses current articles from real news publications. With over 200,000 articles and thousands more added every week LingleOnline covers a huge array of subjects, as diverse as the top news stories from around the world. Our sources are well known, respected publications from Europe, America and Asia including - The New York Times, The Guardian, China Daily, The Irish Times, The Telegraph, USA Today and more.
Mr. Butler added “We’re very excited to be recognized by the British Council as an innovative technology provider that can help achieve their goals and remove barriers from implementing best teaching practice.”
Pedagogic best-practice recognizes the benefits of using authentic learning material in second language acquisition (e.g. newspaper and magazine articles, blogs and websites). Use of authentic text increases learner motivation, exposes learners to more diverse vocabulary and wider grammar rule use, it provides contextual examples in multiple domains, ensures exposure to the latest vocabulary and its content has a general educational value all of which leads to an improved learning experience.
http://www.LingleOnline.com lets teachers and trainers automatically create English Language learning materials from current news sources. LingleOnline’s unique analysis engine allows teachers to analyze news articles to automatically identify grammar and vocabulary in context.
LingleOnline Ltd. Was founded in Dublin August 2011 Lingle is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, visit www.lingleonline.com.
About the British Council
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. They work in over 100 countries in the arts, education and English and in 2010/11 engaged face to face with 30 million people and reached 578 million. The British Council has 6,800 staff worldwide. Total turnover in 2010/11 was £693 million, of which grant-in-aid from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was £190 million. The remainder was generated through trading activities such as English language teaching. For every £1 of UK taxpayer money invested £2.65 is earned in additional income. For more information, please visit: www.britishcouncil.org