If you’re someone who loves languages and believes that learning should be immersive, interactive, and exciting, then we have just the thing for you! In our latest blog post, we are delighted to share how Padlet can enhance the learning experience at L’école de français. Whether you’re a student looking to improve your French or an educator in search of innovative teaching tools, this incredible digital platform is about to revolutionize language education. Prepare yourself for a world of endless possibilities as we delve into the numerous advantages that Padlet brings to our school.
At L’école de Français, we are using Padlet for a variety of reasons
Padlet is a versatile online tool that has been gaining popularity in the field of education. It offers a unique and interactive way for students and teachers to collaborate, communicate, and share information. Since L’école de français opened (in July 2016) we’ve been using Padlet. We’ve tried other platforms too, but Padlet is the easiest to use and saves time for both learners and teachers, even those who are less computer-savvy therefore we have adopted Padlet as an integral part of our teaching methodology to enhance the learning experience for our students.
Padlet serves a dual purpose at L’école de français. Its first aim is to encourage active learning and nurture a sense of community among our students. By enabling students to actively participate in discussions, share their ideas, and contribute resources on various topics, Padlet creates an interactive learning environment that promotes engagement and student ownership. Moreover, it fosters a feeling of belongingness within the L’école de français community. Access to the platform is included in your course registration fee, so it’s free for our students.
How Padlet facilitates group learning
Padlet is a versatile and user-friendly tool that has revolutionized the way online group courses are conducted. It offers a wide range of features that can enhance the learning experience for both students and teachers, making it an invaluable asset in the virtual classroom.
Visual Organization: Teachers and/or students can organize their thoughts and materials on a virtual “wall” using Padlet’s drag-and-drop feature. In traditional online courses, organizing information and resources can be a daunting task. By using this visual layout, students can navigate through different topics and concepts more easily, leading to a better understanding and retention of the content.
Multimedia Integration: Users can incorporate images, videos, audio recordings, and documents into Padlet posts, which not only enhances the learning experience, but also caters to different learning styles. This feature is used a lot at L’école de français as it can be very useful to students who prefer visual aids or auditory cues. (for teachers, see the video below!)
Customization options for each course’s dedicated web page: Because each course at L’école de français is unique and requires a personalized approach. Our dedicated web page for each course on Padlet includes customization options, which is why before each course you will receive a link (to keep) that will allow you to access it even after the course has ended.
Having a dedicated Padlet page for each course offers several advantages. It allows for customization based on the course’s goals and material, which our experienced educators diligently curate to ensure its relevance, currency, and alignment with our teaching methods. Although we use the same textbook at the same level, it is important to acknowledge that your class may have unique questions or issues compared to other classes at the same level. By having a specific Padlet page for your class, teachers can incorporate all relevant information tailored specifically to your needs and current circumstances.There will also be information on French cultural activities and other opportunities for practicing your French.
All the resources and materials related to their particular course will be available on our pages in one convenient place, along with the ZOOM link if they follow online classes. Using this method eliminates the need for multiple platforms and simplifies the learning process for our students. Some of our manuals include interactive online exercises. You can find them right here.
Join L’école de français!
Become a student of our community and experience the richness of French language and culture at L’école de français. Benefit from our intimate group setting that ensures individualized attention and a relaxed atmosphere for learning. Additionally, access to resources and materials through our Padlet platform is completely free. With instructors who are native French speakers, you can expect excellent instruction and ample opportunities to practice with fellow community members. Joining L’école de français not only enhances your language abilities but also offers a warm and encouraging environment to be part of.