Top 10 eLearning Trends For Languages Training In 2020

10 Language Trends In eLearning
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Summary: These days, online education has become as common as the full-time version of it. Millions of people all over the world get their degrees this way, immersing themselves in a new environment and learning unique trends of gaining knowledge.

10 Language Trends In eLearning That Are Gaining Popularity

Foreign languages remain one of the toughest spheres of studies. It doesn’t matter whether you’re learning them as a part of your education or as a hobby, the process will be undoubtedly complex. But fortunately, there is a solution that could make things easier: follow popular online learning trends for languages and find the one that works best for you.

eLearning has been getting increasingly popular over the years, but it is especially relevant now, in the times of COVID-19. There are many online programs that have been developed to help students keep up with their studies. The question remains, how to learn info quickly and efficiently? There are 10 learning eTrends that could make it happen.

1.  VR Learning

The price for VR equipment is getting lower each year, and 2020 won’t be an exception. More students buy headsets and plunge themselves into an interactive environment. As someone studying languages, you’ll have a chance to use VR for "visiting" other countries, hearing people talk, and learning from their examples. This approach is always more efficient than non-immersive education.

2. Mobile Technologies

With how developed mobile technologies have gotten, people use them in a study process. They connect with online assistants, forcing them to ask them questions and provide replies. It helps with memorizing and reciting the material.

3. Customized Learning

The online environment allows various apps to filter the users’ unique areas of interest. They receive suggestions based on their indicated preferences and search history, which maximizes education benefits. In 2020, the accuracy of such predictions has improved, which is why more people have started using customization functions.

4. Social Learning

In the context of eLearning, social education means communicating with others online to gain knowledge. Forums and groups of interest are popular choices, and their popularity only increases with time. There are many language communities where people ask questions and brainstorm together.

5. Educative Gamification

Online games are a great way to learn something, and this trend is spreading like wildfire. It’s both entertaining and insightful, which explains its popularity. In fact, even people not passionate about languages start playing games because, with the labyrinths, wars, and competitions they offer, they are delightfully addictive. More and more educative games emerge where players have to solve language tasks and receive rewards, with 2020 not being an exception.

6. Sample-Based Learning

Another tactic that’s becoming more and more popular is seeing the task and then the way it’s done by other people. For example, you might need to translate a text, but despite knowing the basics, you could struggle with getting the overall feel of it. Lots of students use samples as a learning method. They order translation to be done by someone else, and then they compare it against the original, analyzing what a translator has done as well as learning from it.

7. Video Learning

The amount of online tutorials in various languages is increasing. Experts release videos where they offer tips and help their audience learn and lots of people find them extremely insightful. There are paid and free versions, so if you are worried about your budget, you won’t even need to spend a cent. It’s one of the reasons why this option is becoming so widespread among students—just find your favorite professional and start studying, discussing the video content with others via comments.

8. User-Generated Educative Content

Another trend entails using education plans developed by other learners. Download the corresponding apps and look through such plans since they are available online, with access offered to each person who needs them. Someone’s approach might be perfect for you or it might inspire you to develop your own by combining info from several methods at once.

9. Instant Learning

Quick learning is a great way to memorize things quickly and in small volumes. It comprises short training periods where you receive a small bit of info before focusing on another task. Find an app or a program that offers such a format of studying and you’ll see how many other students are already using it.

10. Online Flash Cards

Flashcards have always been a popular method of study, and now, with online options, they’ve become even more so. Make your own unique online cards or download someone else’s. Use them to learn more words; complement translations with pictures for maximum benefits.