Written by:Anna Oosterbaan

Date : 01 April 2020 Categories : Blog

Virtual classroom: follow your language course at a distance

Due to the coronavirus, all our group courses (and some individual courses) are being given through virtual classrooms. What does this mean for you as a student?

Are you already following a course at Babel?

We understand that the current situation raises many questions for you. No need to worry, your lessons are going ahead! Via the virtual classroom, you receive lessons at home together with fellow students and are in close contact with your trainer. You can ask questions, share information and chat with fellow students. The virtual classroom is suitable for private language courses as well as for group courses, for you or your organisation.

The virtual classroom works like this:

The digital lessons take place on the same days and times as the original classroom lessons and as far as possible will be given by the same trainer. You will of course be notified.

In addition, the virtual classroom provides all the possibilities of an “offline” classroom and some useful extra tools:

  • Digital whiteboard
    The digital whiteboard ensures extra interaction during the lessons. Both the trainer as well as the students can write, draw or doodle on it.
  • Breakout rooms
    In virtual breakout rooms you can work together with your fellow classmates on class exercises.
  • Screen sharing
    This handy tool makes sure that with just one click the trainer can share their screen with the student. The students can then easily follow all the trainer’s steps.
  • Chat
    Ask your questions and share your ideas via the chat function.
  • Live quizzes
    Test your knowledge and language level with a digital test. After doing the quiz, you receive immediate feedback on your results. In this way, you can identify your difficulties quickly and the training can be given more effectively.
  • Real-time notes
    The trainer’s notes can be shared with the students with this tool immediately. This means you don’t need to take notes during the lesson any more and can fully concentrate on the trainer’s explanation.
  • Cloud storage
    The trainer can instantly share with you the articles, documents and videos used in the training. In this way you always have access to the lesson material and don’t lose anything. Important documents and links are also shared on MyBabel.

Would you like to follow a course?

You can simply enrol! Our courses that start in April will go ahead as planned (provided there are sufficient participants). If we are unable to give the lessons in traditional classrooms due to the coronavirus, then the course will be given in the virtual classroom.

The virtual classroom is not the only possibility for improving your language skills. We also provide e-learning courses and tailor-made e-learning courses. The e-learning courses are particularly suitable if you wish to learn a language at your own pace and in your own time.  We customize the tailor-made e-learning to perfectly suit the wishes and needs of companies or students.

E-learning courses     Tailor-made e-learning

You can contact our Service Desk by phone (030-2270008) and e-mail (info@babel.nl). We are happy to answer your questions!

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