VISIAGORA by CLL Language Centres: An Innovative Distance Learning Experience and Pedagogical Approach in a Virtual Classroom
Abstract: Providing an innovative solution for distance language learning today is very challenging. After 2 years of research and experimentation, CLL Language Centres (associated with the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium) developed and launched an innovative solution, Visiagora. Language lessons take place in a virtual classroom and are all based on the communicative approach. Private lessons last 30 minutes and group lessons 45 minutes, providing learners with short but intensive live online learning with all the features of a physical classroom, but which can be followed from the comfort of learner’s homes or offices. Our platform and online teaching methods help sustain motivation resulting in successful foreign language acquisition.