Linguaphone is a language company providing training in more than 10 languages for individuals and professionals.
They use both distance learning as well as face-to-face courses. Since 2005, they have partnered with Gymglish, just a year after Gymglish was founded. Today, we speak with Liz Baron, Project Manager at Linguaphone, to discuss how the company has integrated Gymglish into their Blended Learning offer: a hybrid training program combining e-learning solutions and traditional classroom methods.
How does your Blended Learning offer work?
We usually begin with a kick off in which we explain how the training works. We closely monitor our clients in order to motivate their learners in the event that their participation rate isn’t sufficient.
Gymglish provides us with a Teacher’s Brief, giving tutors or teachers access to up-to-date information about students including participation rates, progress, knowledge gaps, requests and revision needs in order to strengthen student-teacher communication. The number of training hours for on-site training or telephone/remote courses depends on these needs.
Gymglish’s push notifications are effective and fun, but sometimes learners lose motivation if they don’t benefit from personalized support or if they aren’t properly supervised. For that reason, Linguaphone now provides complimentary training sessions via personalized classes to fill in any gaps.
Is Blended Learning popular among your clients? If so, why?
Yes, the method is very efficient as Gymglish lessons complement Linguaphone tutoring sessions, and our clients really appreciate the opportunity to advance on their own time between classes. Gymglish courses help improve grammar, spelling and written and oral comprehension. Anyone, no matter their level, can improve their English in just 10 minutes per day and understand their previous mistakes and areas of improvement thanks to immediate corrections after each lesson. Learners can also improve their oral expression with face-to-face lessons. Overall, it’s an ideal solution for professionals looking to improve their communication skills.
Over the years, Gymglish’s Blended Learning offer has become a very complete method, allowing learners to make genuine progress on all fronts.
Why collaborate with Gymglish?
The Gymglish team is responsive and available, and we have built a solid and long-lasting partnership with them. Lessons are fun, and over the years Gymglish continues to develop new features and new areas of language training, which enables us to improve our own training packages.