According to the Learning Pyramid, we remember about 20% of what we hear. Speaking more, by itself, will not improve your vocabulary and grammar; actually, it can make things worse. To acquire language patterns and intuitive grammar - it is not enough to speak because you are just practicing what you already know. Some teachers think that because their learners spend 80% of class time speaking in English, they use active learning method. However, in reality, only one person speaks at a time, and the rest of the class passively listens to the peers speaking in broken English.
The learning becomes active when each learner spends 80% of class time speaking in English. It seems that we have reached a dead end. How on earth could you have all learners to speak all the time? No conventional method allows for that.
However, the unconventional method called the Language Bridge Technology (LBT) allows exactly this — active training of English skills. To learn English effectively, it is not enough to read or listen or write or speak – all those skills should be practiced concurrently while a learner understands the context and is emotionally involved in it. LBT achieves this objective by using android application that introduces speech shadowing of lessons and drills that all learners wearing headsets perform at the same time. This allows the brain to remember language patterns and intuitive grammar, and prepare it for thinking and speaking in English.
Each learner, using the LBT application, speaks 80% of the time in class about familiar situations and concepts they understand. The application provides support in Mandarin when the learner needs it, but the main experience is in English.
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, which ensure training of language skills instead of memorizing vocabulary lists or grammar rules.
2. Lessons added by a learner or a teacher, thus making the application interactive and suited for vocational training.
3. Inspirational poem recorded by a native speaker, which allows learners to re-enact an understandable situation in English.
Conclusion: THERE IS A SHORTCUT to becoming fluent in English in less than a year! To take it you will need to implement active learning or training English skills. In Active Learning all language skills - reading, writing, pronunciation, speaking, and grammar are learned concurrently using the latest mobile learning combined with the patented pedagogy of training English skills.