Increasing student fluency in world languages and providing educators with innovative technology are the goals of a new partnership between the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and EMC Publishing, a division of New Mountain Learning.
This collaborative partnership will build EMC Languages, a new online environment for teaching and learning world languages in K-12 classrooms. The partnership between the CEHD Learning Technologies (LT) Media Lab and EMC is part of a 10-year exclusive agreement that includes collaborative design and development, K-12 classroom integration and support and ongoing design-based research.
EMC Languages builds upon and extends research-based language learning platforms, Flipgrid and Avenue, created by the LT Media Lab by leveraging EMC Publishing’s world language instructional content in an easy-to-use environment designed to drive educator effectiveness and student fluency. Students will discover languages and cultures, expand their knowledge beyond the textbook and written test, and perform what they’ve learned in order to achieve proficiency.
Read the full press release here at the University of Minnesota.