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The Android application for Active Learning of English skills lets language learners experience all language skills concurrently (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) so the essence of the language, not just its rules, becomes familiar and natural. This application uses intellectual property protected by one issued USA patent (US 6341958) and two pending patents in the USA and in China.
The application provides support in Mandarin when the learner needs it, but the main experience is in English. The training consists of pronouncing English texts aloud many times while simultaneously reading the text and listening to the recording. The application lets learners share recorded sessions with friends or with a teacher. Three types of texts are used in every lesson:
1. Pre-recorded lessons on various topics and drills.
2. Lessons added by a learner or a teacher.
3. Inspirational poem recorded by a native speaker.
Content can be customized by the learner or the teacher.
You can use the Android application for self-teaching as well as classroom instruction or guided online coaching.
Learning becomes active when each learner spends 80% of class time speaking in English. LBT allows exactly this by introducing simultaneous repetition of lessons and drills that all learners wearing earphones perform at the same time.
To learn English effectively, it is not enough to read or listen or write or speak. All these skills should be practiced concurrently while a learner understands the context and is emotionally involved in it.
The difference between the conventional methods of Passive Learning and Active Training of English skills is similar to the difference between the flat-earth thinking and round-earth thinking.