Workshop on Digital Language Laboratory @ NELTA

As part of the 20th international NELTA conference conducted in Nepal, Dr. K J Varghese, English Professor from Christ College, Irinjalakuda conducted a workshop on Digital Language Lab Software.

The workshop was mainly on the importance of digital language labs in foreign language learning. In the session, Dr. Varghese explained how English teachers can utilise digital language lab laboratory in classrooms for effective language training. Emphasising the significance of this virtual platform, he said that it is a digital audio recording software suite installed in classroom for productive language learning using multimedia resources. This tool which provides centralized control to the instructor facilitates them to assign lesson, listen to the students and give feedback to students as they speak. Teacher can either select individual students or a group or the whole class, and can simply access the recorded audio of students afterward.

The workshop was really an inspiration for NELTA participants to make use of multimedia language lab in communication training. The English teachers from different parts of the world got a vivid understanding about the digital tool designed to help instructors for delivering language sessions more interactively and actively. Besides the various functions of the language lab including broadcasting, streaming, classroom monitoring, supervision, intercom x-play etc helps student more focused on and involved in learning. As the famous maxim ‘practice makes perfect’ states, the language laboratory software supports the instructor to conduct oral training engaging students to participate in speaking and intercommunication activities so that they get countless opportunities to talk.

The 20th International NELTA Conference, organized by the Nepal English Language Teachers Association (NELTA) took place from 17th February to the 19th February 2015 in DAV Sushil Kedia Vishwa Bharati Higher Secondary School, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur Lalitpur, Nepal.

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