Features

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Revolutionary and evolutionary. Created by and for language instructors and learners and based on years of research and data collection from our over one million users, MyLab Languages brings together a wide array of language-learning tools and resources for Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish in one convenient, easy navigable site.

Designed specifically for language learners today, MyLab Languages uses adaptive learning technologies that provide a personalized study experience for learners, while supporting instructors with valuable data about the strengths and areas for development in every learner. These rich analytics enable educators to assess understanding in real time, and adjust lessons and assignments accordingly. Instructors can use MyLab Languages to make assignments, set grading parameters, listen to learner-created audio and video recordings, and provide feedback on work.

Expect better from your learning management system.

New synchronous audio and video recording tools for MyLab Spanish

Most language instructors want to increase oral practice outside the classroom,but have difficulty motivating learners to practice on their own time or holding learners accountable.

Based on requests from instructors and students, MyLab Spanish now offers synchronous audio and video recording capability, so instructors can easily facilitate oral practice outside the classroom. Instructors can assign speaking activities that motivate learners to demonstrate their ability to engage in conversation in Spanish with other students in the class. Learners “see” who in their class is available to speak, engage in an online video and audio chat, and record their conversation. The tool transmits the video and audio recording to the grade book where instructors can then review, comment or leave feedback, and assign a grade.

Communicate “live” with native speakers from around the world

In collaboration with WeSpeke, chapter-specific activities enable students to practice new language “live” with native speakers of their choosing from around the world. Learners select native speaking partners from any country they choose and complete activities that put newly acquired language to use in the “real” world, which increases curiosity, cross- cultural communication, engagement, and motivation.

Promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics

Learning Catalytics™

Many language instructors have been successfully implementing pair and group work for years, but they've had difficulties maintaining a focus on the task, monitoring progress, and measuring outcomes of such work. Now, with Learning Catalytics, instructors can smoothly implement peer-to-peer learning in class, and track student performance through real-time analytics. Included in MyLab Languages, this interactive classroom tool uses students’ smartphones, tablets, and laptops to engage them in sophisticated tasks and thinking in the classroom.

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Extensive online resources facilitate personalized learning for every student

MyLab Languages is the only online learning and assessment system that offers optional English Grammar Readiness Checks, which test students' understanding of grammar topics in English and provide personalized remediation via animated tutorials.

Throughout every MyLab Languages course, feedback bubbles in machine-graded activities give students instant hints on how to approach an activity and/or why a given answer is incorrect. When students try the activity a second time, the "Need help?" feature links to specific sections in the eText and additional resources directly related to the activity's concept. The result is improved student performance.

Online Dynamic Study Modules personalize learning

Mobile Dynamic Study Modules tailor learning to each student

Available with certain MyLab Languages' Spanish courses, Amplifire Mobile Dynamic Study Modules are designed to improve learning and long-term retention of vocabulary and grammar via an application based on the latest research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology on how we learn best. Students master critical course concepts within Amplifire, resulting in the classroom becoming livelier and centered on communication.

Interactive self-study materials available directly from the eText

New mobile, interactive, auto-scored activities allow students to complete activities from the textbook, and to expand their practice of vocabulary grammar topics newly introduced or recycled from earlier chapters.

Link from your LMS to MyLab Languages

Link from your LMS to MyLab Languages

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration

You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to MyLab Languages. Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS gradebook.

For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make studying more efficient and effective.

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Additional Features

Robust gradebook tracking

The online gradebook automatically tracks your students' results on tests, homework, and practice exercises and gives you control over managing results and calculating grades. The gradebook provides a number of flexible grading options, including exporting grades to a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. And, it lets you measure and document your students' learning outcomes.

Easily scalable and shareable content

MyLab enables you to manage multiple class sections, and lets other instructors copy your settings so a standardized syllabus can be maintained across your department. Should you want to use the same MyLab course next semester, with the same customized settings, you can copy your existing course exactly—and even share it with other faculty members.

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