Language Laboratory

The Most Innovative English Learning Tool You Can Possibly Opt for Your Institution

Language Laboratory –An inventive language acquisition platform is brought to you by Oréll, a leading IT solutions provider focusing on refined and highly customization-friendly, client-specific software solutions that provide optimal results for all types of educational institutions. The excellent team of experts with more than 30 years of combined experience is what makes Oréll an innovator among the top technology service providers.

We envisioned becoming a world-class software services company that helps educational institutions achieving their goals more effectively yet effortlessly. Over the years we have amassed 5000+ clients globally. We have accomplished our Vision through our commitment to strategic growth, service par excellence, and active community participation.

Language Laboratory (Information Technology Enabled Language Lab)

The most important and easiest step toward achieving the goal of attaining global second language fluency at universities, schools and colleges is the implementation of Language Laboratory in campuses. Language Laboratory is able to allow ‘real time’ conversation with individual student or groups of students, often overcoming the time delay problems that can cause difficulties for students to follow the lecturing of the teacher.

With Language Laboratory, the teacher can access and assess student performance by providing pre-recorded instructions to students, tracking the time taken by students to perform specific tasks, their course attendance and the progress they are making. The graphic and audio/video capabilities of Language Laboratory help to enhance learning and give the tutor the ability to evaluate an entire class performance at the tutor’s convenience. Language Laboratory with all its features helps the student to update their knowledge, skills and attitudes in communication. Besides, the teacher can design and create new and interesting materials for a computer added classroom with a communicative approach.

Language Laboratory combined with brand-new technologies helps students to record and listen to themselves speaking the target language. It enables them to compare their voice with the original material. Finally they can communicate with other students in pairs or in groups via the target language.

Students feel more comfortable, less self conscious, and are relaxed to try new things in the language lab than in a classroom. Audio, video, multimedia and the internet facilities provide appropriate learning resources rather than just a support tool.

Modular Features

TEACHER Module

Teacher interface is the Core part of the Communicative Language Lab Software and controls the entire network using a variety of tools as effortless as possible. The contents (lessons) are stored on the teacher’s interface and transferred to the student PCs, as and when necessary. The teacher can monitor, control, communicate and send assignments to any or all the students by a simple mouse click. The teacher can listen in to a student’s audio signal at any moment and without subjecting them to any pressure by standing over them, the teacher can hear how they are doing and what problems they have. The teacher can give a live lecture, make an announcement, compile lessons, add/edit existing contents/sessions/levels/lessons, initiate chat (text/audio) or create student groups or pairs and co-ordinate the group discussions. Iconic notification depicts the status of each student e.g., login, request teacher’s help, listening to audio etc. It facilitates the options for listening to the native speakers (system stereo) and the student's voice separately.

LEARNER’s Module

The students are given individual user id for logging into the ‘Learner interface’, and can access the lessons assigned by the teacher. The student can listen to the native speaker's audio segments and pronunciations and see video clippings and read the text. They can compose documents/assignments using a text editor with a built-in word processor, whilst listening to the teacher or going through the material either sent from the teacher console. Additional features are built-in dictionary, text digitizer, assignment submission option etc. Students can playback existing audio tracks, record their own voice in synchronization/sequence with it and play back the combined track, which may be repeated any number of times and saved in their respective PCs. This can then be accessed later or submitted to the teacher as assignment. Text or audio chat options are available.

LESSON COMPOSER

A lesson Composer is nothing but a tool that allows the teacher to create lessons, exercises etc by using a simple editor with an integrated word processor. The teacher can also produce own audio, clippings and add to the contents with the help of integrated audio/video recorders. Files of multiple formats -audio/video/text may be uploaded and assigned to students. The instructor can also modify pre-loaded lessons to suit the needs of a class /individual student.

CONFERENCE (GROUPING & PAIRING)

Group discussion is an inevitable part of the curriculum of any courses in modern times. Language Laboratory has the most advanced grouping/pairing facility. The teacher can easily create a group/pair on the console by assigning names to groups and then adding members to it by selecting the students. Teacher can monitor and speak to the group collectively and is authorized to initiate the discussion process among group members while maintaining a complete control on the students to ensure proper coordination and discipline.

Functional Features

Student Interface

  • Listen
  • Read
  • Speak
  • Write
  • Repeat
  • Record
  • Evaluate
  • Word Index
  • Request help
  • Digitize text
  • Conference
  • Attend Live Lecture

Teacher Interface

  • Student Watch
  • Lesson Allocation
  • Lesson Composer
  • Conference set up0
  • Intercom
  • Announce / Broadcast
  • Keep an Ear
  • Keep an Eye
  • Live Lecture
  • Take Control

Functional Analysis

  • The teacher can monitor (keep an eye) or view the student’s screen or listen to the audio (keep an ear) without the student’s awareness
  • The teacher can assign lessons (audio/video/text content) to all or selected lessons via network file transfer
  • The learner interface enables the student to record either during recording pauses of an audio /video clip or without an initial clip; the activity may be repeated any number of times and can be submitted to the teacher
  • The teacher may conduct a live lecture , announce a message to the whole class or convey private message to a selected student, during which the teacher may freeze all other activities taking place in the learner interface.
  • The contents may be edited or modified; Level/class/lesson may be added/ edited.
  • The teacher can add (by browsing & selecting from the hard disc) or create own lessons ( lesson composer ) using in-built text editor and audio/video recorder.
  • Students can compose assignments using an integrated word processor can also make use of in-built dictionary and use text-to speech convertor ( text digitizer ).
  • Students can go through lessons, record audio multiple times as their schedule permits and at their own pace.
  • Teachers can review students' recordings and submitted assignments at their convenience.
  • The principle of LSRW (Listen, Speak, Read, Write, in that order), based on which the lessons are composed, guarantees even a beginner to accomplish a high level of language proficiency in a systematic manner
  • Text/audio chat, grouping/pairing, request teacher’s help, etc are very simple but extremely useful tools to enrich the sessions and enhance overall efficiency.
  • Remote control ( Take control) of students’ PC is possible from the teacher’s PC-eg, close application, re-start/shut down student’s PC etc
  • It can be used as a platform to learn any language or subject

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