But language learning has changed and things are now much easier and more intuitive with the right tools.
GoConqr is a free online learning platform that gives users the freedom to create a wide variety of learning resources or to simply discover and use those created by other users. It’s cloud-based so students and teachers can access their learning material at any time and from anywhere – from desktops, tablets or mobile phones.
And with 2 million users, the good news is that there are countless ESL and EFL resources to help you teach and learn English.
So how can you use GoConqr to help improve your language acquisition and teaching skills? Well, let’s take a look at some of the ways it can help.
5 ways GoConqr can help ESL teachers and students
1. Easier access to study material
The four key areas that English language learners (and all language learners for that matter) need to work on on before they can communicate effectively are: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Because each of these areas pose their own unique challenges, students and teachers have generally had to use a variety of materials to progress.
However, with GoConqr you can access a rich variety of ESL materials – from Quizzes to Mind Maps to Slides. Users can also insert images, web links or language-related audio and video files into their resources, so that they can access all the material they need in one place – text, video, audio and web.
2. More ways to improve your vocabulary
Some of the tried and tested resources that you can use to improve your English vocabulary include easy-to-use Flashcards and Quizzes. You can either put together your own or find and copy ones created by other users, just like these below.
Just as effective, however, are the thousands of other learning materials that have been created in a range of contexts, covering every subject you can think of. These let English-language learners explore a variety of words and terms they may not encounter in their everyday studies.
3. Collaborative learning
Working with others makes learning a lot easier, and that’s especially true when it comes to learning a language. You can create or join communities of learners using GoConqr’s Groups function. Here you can connect with others, share resources, and open discussions in which you can give one another feedback and support or just use it as a place to swap and try out any new words and idioms you have picked up.
4. Culture and history
Language is like a record of all the cultural and historical changes of the place it comes from. The more you know about these, the deeper your understanding of the language will be. Because GoConqr has such a vast library of resources, you can discover all kinds of material that will help you learn more about the background of the English language and how it has changed over time. Plus, as the number of GoConqr users grows, so does the number of resources for you to explore.
5. Remote access
It takes lots of practice and hard work to truly acquire a new language, so why limit your studies to the classroom or home when you can continue learning no matter where you are? As mentioned earlier, GoConqr is a cloud-based platform. This means everything you’ve saved can be accessed on any device that has an online connection – so whether you’re sitting in a café, traveling by train, or simply out and about, your ESL resources are always just a few clicks away.