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Will I learn faster with DuoLingo or 123TeachMe?
DuoLingo uses a linear learning model. 123TeachMe uses a non-linear learning model. "So, what is non-linear learning? On one level, non-linear learning is the way that we naturally learned for a couple of hundred thousand years. In nature, linear learning doesn’t exist. People didn’t learn to swim or hunt in a linear way – through a staggered, textbook process. We learned instead by doing, through direct experience, through dealing with things as they arose, and through discovering what it was that was important at the time. But most of all, we learned through making connections between stuff we already knew and the stuff we didn't. This meant we actively constructed the knowledge as we needed it. It was all very subjective and individual and not linear." -- Ken Carroll, December 13, 2007
Language acquisition is much faster with a non-linear learning model. Peter Hirst, Director of Executive Education at MIT states, "The digital learning experience is becoming really a collection of inter-related learning nuggets, that you might take very different paths through, depending who you are and what your needs are, and how you learn most effectively. "
When one is learning a language, the brain searches for patterns and connections in order to build meaning. A linear learning model, with resources compartmentalized into separate areas, such as that offered by DuoLingo, does NOT provide meaningful patterns and connections. However, a non-linear learning model promotes this type of brain growth and development. The National Association of State Boards of Education proclaims that “the balanced, integrated curriculum is based on best knowledge” of how we all learn. The innovative teaching methods developed by 123TeachMe are based on best knowledge of language acquisition.
May I use the resources of 123TeachMe in my classroom?
123TeachMe is used by more than two million students each month! It is the largest website in the world for learning Spanish, with over 500 Spanish lessons, more than 3,000 quizzes, hundreds of games, and over 12,000 pages of quality content. Did I forget to mention that we provide more than 50,000 mp3 audio files which range from novice to superior level?
Teachers around the world rely on 123TeachMe to enrich the educational experience before, during and after class. 123TeachMe increases in-class participation and provides an enhanced out-of-class experience for each student. Students learn on their phones, tablets and laptops, wherever and whenever they choose. Teachers can greatly enhance the experience of their students by subscribing to the website. Subscribers see NO advertising! A subscription developed exclusively for teachers will allow you to legally share thousands of pages of premium content with ALL your students!
Is there a cost to use 123TeachMe?
Sections of the website which provide premium content are available only to subscribers. Don't worry, we still provide more FREE resources for learning Spanish than any other website in the world.
How did you decide which vocabulary words to include?
First and foremost, we focus on words which are actually used in every day conversation. These may NOT be the same words found in dusty dictionaries on the library shelf. We also take into account the frequency with which the word is used and the total number of countries where the word is used. We present vocabulary from Spain as well as every country in Latin American.
Do you teach the Spanish used in Spain or the Spanish used in Mexico and South America?
Only 10% of Spanish speakers live in Spain. Many people who live in Spain do not even consider themselves Spanish! A variety of languages are spoken in Spain:
Aranese is spoken mainly in the Pyrenean comarca of the Aran Valley (Val d'Aran), Basque, is spoken in the Basque Country and northern Navarre, Catalanis spoken in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, Galician is spoken Galicia. It is also spoken without official recognition in the adjacent western parts of the Principality of Asturias and Castile and León.
A different Spanish is spoken in every part of the world. The majority of our resources feature a neutral, standard Spanish which may be understood by all educated Spanish speakers.
I need to learn basic Spanish. Where do I begin?
Use our guidelines for teaching yourself Spanish. Go to: Teach Yourself Spanish.
How can I contact 123TeachMe?
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Should I buy CDs that will teach me Spanish in a few weeks?
It is not possible to learn any language in a few weeks. 123TeachMe provides all the tools you need to begin speaking Spanish today. How quickly you progress depends upon your current level of knowledge and your commitment to learn.
Can I speak Spanish without learning any grammar?
You can speak any language without learning grammar - this is proven whenever you visit a fast-food restaurant. We understand that every student has different interests and needs. We allow the student to decide if they want to learn a little grammar or a lot of grammar. Just remember, learning a little grammar will make language acquisition much faster and less painful!
When I click on the sound icon, nothing happens. How can I hear the sounds on your website?
How do you determine the language school ratings?
We don't. Each Spanish school is rated by the students who have attended the school. Students submit comments and evaluations of each school they have attended. Sometimes the overall ratings will NOT match-up with the most recent student ratings. This is due to the fact that the overall rating is an average of ALL the individual ratings of students over several years while space limitations only allow us to show the most recent ratings and comments from students.
We hope to hear from you and receive your evaluation of the school you attend.
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