Portails 2.0 Introductory French offers a contextualized learning experience and is designed to keep students engaged every step of the way.
Portails is unique in the organization and delivery of lesson content. Each color-coded strand features a learning progression that contextualizes the learning experience for students by breaking lesson content into comprehensible, manageable portions.
Portails guides students through the active learning steps that are required to learn a new language and provides a strong foundation for communicative language development in a class setting.
Speech Recognition identifies student utterances in real-time and objectively determines whether a student knows the word—increasing student awareness of pronunciation. Speech recognition provides students with immediate feedback on their pronunciation, giving them more confidence to speak in the target language during class.
Speech Recognition helps students focus their time on the words they need to learn, for more efficient study and faster learning.
Interactive pronunciation tutorials require students to engage with the material via interactive quick-checks throughout each tutorial.
Embedded in the Vocabulary Tutorials, Listen and Repeat requires students to repeat the word or expression aloud and gives feedback on the production of longer phrases.
Students want to be able to communicate with others in their new language, to have meaningful and productive—not perfect—conversations. As a result, they need frequent and varied opportunities to engage in interpersonal communication activities in their learned language.
Portails offers a wealth of communication tools—Partner Chat, Video Virtual Chat, and the new Group Chat—that help students lower their affective filter while providing meaningful opportunities for self-expression in authentic, real-life contexts.
The Portails video collection offers a myriad of media and video content types:
The different video inputs found in Portails provide unique accents, discourse, and points of view from of the francophone world.
Student diagnostics found throughout Portails provide with opportunities to review the vocabulary or grammar in the lesson, in order to focus study time on challenging topics.