dexway is UK bound for The Language Show 2010

October 15th – 17th, Earls Court in London, England will  host The Language Show 2010, an event widely regarded as the UK’s premiere exhibition for language learners, teachers and people with a passion for languages.

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The Language Show 2010 will provide attendees a chance to experience food, wine, dance and music from around the world while learning about emerging products, institutions and technology for language. This years show will  feature free seminars,  language taster classes in 20 different languages and 1,000′s of job opportunities for people with language skills.

At booth 416 of the event, dexway will be showcasing its revolutionary online language teaching system which features live language coach assistance and innovative tools for personalized learning such as voice recognition and native language support.  It’s technology merges the power of interactive multimedia with virtual classes taught by a tutor, creating the best way to learn a new language. With dexway, students don’t just study language , they learn to apply it in real life scenarios through various exercises and activities designed to make learning FUN.

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dexway at the 2010 Beijing International Education Expo (BIEE)

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From June 18th -20th, the China International Exhibition Center (CIEC)  hosted the Beijing International Education Expo (BIEE), an event that is widely regarded as the most successful high-impact international education expo in China.

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At booth 2A10 (Hall 2) of exposition,  dexway displayed its revolutionary eLearning method for teaching language which features virtual classrooms, live online teachers and some of the most innovative technology currently on the market. Those in attendance had an opportunity to experience one of the greatest innovations of 2010 BIEE.

This year’s event attracted over 100,000 visitors and nearly 500 exhibitors from over 32 countries around the globe.

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dexway’s innovation turns heads at the 2010 ASTD ICE

The 2010 ASTD Conference and Exposition has come and gone, living up to its billing as the premier event for workplace learning and performance professionals. Over the span of three days, the conference hosted more than 8,500 attendees and featured special session speakers from over 30 different countries around the globe.

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At the 2010 ASTD ICE, visitors of dexway’s booth got a chance to experience our language learning methods truly novel technology and structure. From music dubbing to situational simulation and a host of other multimedia exercises, attendees were able to get hands-on with some of dexway’s unique features and capabilities. Overall, our booth guests were amazed at the depth of dexway’s language courses and their unparalleled combination of rich interactivity and user flexibility.

Photobucket Many of our international visitors also raved about dexway’s multilingual assistance, which kept them in tune by thoroughly translating coursework material and detailing necessary information in their native language – the type of support that is commonly missing from most language learning programs on the market today. Overall, dexway gave attendees insight into its method’s capability to not only teach the intricacies of language, but prepare students to apply it as well.

In short, the 2010 ASTD ICE was a great success. It provided a platform to connect with leaders in the field of workforce training and educational technologies and show them how dexway is changing the face of language learning.

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Incorporating situation simulation into the language learning process

Learning by means of simulation has become a  staple of training for a number of highly important jobs in a variety of industries. Simulation allows learners to interact and experience situations virtually, thoroughly preparing them for different scenarios and bridging the gap that exists between study and actual execution.

All things considered,  wouldn’t the incorporation of situational simulation provide a great benefit for language learners?


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The fact is, language is complex, and no matter how much knowledge you can attain through reading or assimilation, the real challenge exists in putting it to use in real life situations. Sure, you can learn foreign words and basic language concepts through fill in the blank exercises and connecting pictures to vocabulary, but how do these practices help learners when it comes to application? The truth is, these methods should be mere pieces to the constructs of a language teaching method rather than the foundation.

Think about learning a language in comparison to driving a car. You can learn how to read, write and comprehend a language, just like you can learn how to start, steer and mind traffic laws, but there is no substitute for actually driving on the highway. Situational simulation has the ability to place students in the driver’s seat and assure them that they not only understand language, but that they’ll know how to use it when the time comes.

Take a free placement test and begin learning a new language with dexway.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a new language but just haven’t had the time, money or opportunity, your chance has finally arrived. dexway is the newest, most innovative and interactive way to learn a language online, and now its offering FREE placement tests in Spanish, French, English and British. By simply registering on dexway’s website and creating a user name, you can access our placement test which will assess your level of language competency and recommend a course regimen to begin your language training.

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By taking dexways placement test, you’ll get to experience a taste of the most technologically advanced language learning method on the market, which includes interactive multimedia, video situation simulation, voice recognition and live professor tutelage within dexway’s virtual classrooms.  After finishing your placement test, dexway will give you a detailed evaluation of your level of competency in various facets of the language that you wish to learn as well as a recommended level to begin dexway.

Go ahead and fulfill your curiosity with no obligation. Dexway is fully online and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, so whenever you’re ready to learn a new language, dexway will be there.

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cae to present dexway at the 2010 ASTD International Conference & Exposition

dexway is proud to announce that it will be in attendance for the 2010 ASTD Conference & Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, located at McCormick Place from May 16th – 19th

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McCormick Place in Chicago, IL

The 2010 ASTD International Conference and Exposition is a world class industry-essential event for workplace learning and performance professionals which features educational sessions with industry experts and the latest products & services from top suppliers around the globe. The event promises to play host to the latest in cutting-edge technology while focusing on educational innovation & prevailing trends.

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At booth 336 of the conference, dexway will be making a very special presentation of its revolutionary eLearning method for teaching language which integrates  some of the latest cutting-edge technology into one unique system. This presentation promises to create a platform for one of the most groundbreaking educational innovations of the 2010 ASTD Conference.

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dexway is the most innovative technology for learning language

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Find out how dexway is revolutionizing training techniques and changing the face of language education. By harnessing technological developments like VOIP (voice chat), file sharing, multimedia and voice recognition systems, dexway’s language teaching method reaches students in ways never imagined possible. Whether you plan to educate large groups of students or multiple employees, dexway provides tremendous flexibility, round the clock assistance 365 days of the year and solutions for every need.

For more information about the ASTD Conference and Exposition, please visit: http://www.astdconference.org/
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Learn to speak French interactively with dexway!

Have you ever wanted to learn French but didn’t have the time or money to do so? Now you can take advantage of an opportunity to learn it from the comfort of your own home with dexway, the most innovative, interactive and affordable online language learning method on the market.

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With dexway, you can enjoy learning the intricacies of French via world class technology like virtual classes combined with live professor tutelage, interactive multimedia, video situation simulation and voice recognition systems in a fully online format.

Start by taking dexway’s FREE placement test, receive an analysis of your current level of knowledge and find out what level of dexway you’re recommended to begin.

For more information , please visit www.dexway.com

The importance of culture when learning to speak a second language

Learning a language is much more than grammatical rules, vocabulary, pronunciation and phrases. In essence, it is the process of achieving the ability to communicate with people of other cultures, and to do that, you must be able to understand the complexities which exist beyond language itself. It is this priceless knowledge which helps second language learners to understand native speakers and the proper way to express themselves in certain situations while avoiding the possibility of conveying the wrong messages.

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Linguists have long recognized that the forms and uses of a given language reflect the cultural values of the society in which the language is spoken; this is why mere linguistic competency is not enough for learners to be competent in a particular language.  Second language learners need to be aware of culturally appropriate ways to address people, make requests, agree or disagree and express gratitude, especially since their own customary behavior and intonation may be perceived differently by members of differing cultures. It is essential to understand that in order to become a successful communicator; the language being used must parallel culturally appropriate behavior.

As noted by the National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project, through the study of language, students gain a knowledge and understanding of the cultures that use that language. In fact, students cannot truly master a language until they have also mastered the cultural context in which the language occurs. Oddly enough, it is this essential facet of the language learning process that a majority of methods fail to realize and place proper importance upon.


From incorporating cultural concepts and native speaking tutors to clarifying formal and informal ways to reference people, dexway prepares its students not only to understand languages and their particularities, but how to articulate themselves properly in any situation. dexway takes its users from level   0 – 100% comprehension and fluency by teaching its students socio-cultural aspects of the language at hand and giving them a firm grasp of its intricacies, thoroughly preparing its students for official language examinations once their coursework is complete.  This focus paired with innovative teaching technology such as virtual classrooms, interactive multimedia and live tutor assistance makes dexway the most effective language learning method on the market.

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Infusing language learning technology with live tutelage

Learning a new language is no easy feat, even with modern day technology. Absorbing grammar, comprehending conversation and learning to conjugate foreign words requires the utmost focus and support, something that can’t always be facilitated solely by technological innovation. It is at this crossroad that automation, creative programming and design can leave learners sitting between a rock and a hard place. There are just some things; some questions… some aspects, that technology can’t account for without proper human intervention. The lack of this kind of human support within language methods, unfortunately, leads many individuals to give up the process of learning a second language.

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With dexway, these complications and inherent pitfalls are put to rest through the fusion of technology and the world’s most highly qualified language professors. Within the structure of the dexway method, not only do students learn by way of the markets most information-rich multimedia exercises and pedagogically perfect techniques, its students are constantly connected to knowledgeable professionals to assist them with their every question and concern. dexway’s learners are granted the ability to receive in-depth dissections pertaining to their performance in pronunciation and freelance speech as well as ask questions pertaining to rules, grammar or whatever else they might need. The reason the dexway method does this is because we know what it takes to teach language effectively, and the only way to assure students that they won’t find themselves scratching their heads in front of a computer screen is to provide them with the support of native language professionals that not only know the material, but also understand how to drive home concepts into the minds of students.

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dexway allows its users to utilize technology like voice recognition systems that physically chart vocal wave patterns, and combines these kinds of capabilities with professors that are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  It’s tutors are always there, on-hand, to receive uploads of pronunciation, teach and mediate group discussions, and give students of the dexway method the flexibility to attend one on one classes via virtual classrooms which are fully equipped with whiteboards, webcams , text chat and VOIP (voice chat). These tools allow dexway’s world-class tutors to engage students in ways never imagined before, enabling them to teach and assess with fluid ease unlike any other method available on the market today.

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Interactivity’s effect on learner experience: maximizing language acquisition with the dexway method

The ultimate effect of interaction between a learner and a task at a cognitive level can, in many cases, be much richer and effective via online learning. It is at this juncture that computers and their capabilities can allow interaction within a virtual situation that is not always attainable in real life or through traditional methods of instruction. A number of features of interaction allow emphasis to be placed upon learner control and engagement, which involve making decisions and learning from consequences. Other attributes derived of interaction are learner control over pace and variation of experience, which have been identified as critical in many forms of learning.

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A dexway situational simulation exercise

It is widely recognized that the effectiveness of learning tasks depends on the way and form they generate interaction.  This learner involvement can occur at many different levels and in many different ways, but is at its peak effectiveness when social and cognitive interactions are integrated. This is the key to maximizing learner experience, retention and comprehension – especially with subjects such as second language acquisition. The reason for this is the nature of the subject and the challenge presented by a student’s ingrained native language knowledge. The obstacle of learning new rules, terms and structure which do not apply to a learner’s native tongue can create many problems with comprehension. This inhibitory effect, however, can be negated and in some cases be positively altered through the use of interactively structured online learning.

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The dexway method of language learning infuses tools and exercises that center around interactivity to assist learning and actively engage users at many social and cognitive levels. Furthermore, not only are dexway’s course contents developed around these ideals, but so are its supplemental help and assistance features. dexway takes an ingenious approach to teaching foreign language by providing its students with comprehensive drop down menus that include vocabulary playback within glossaries, multi-lingual translation within situational simulations, and live tutors for questions that an automated system or CD could not possibly provide a satisfactory answer to. It is within these constructs that dexway’s users truly benefit from the element of interactivity. By combining learning content that requires users to actively select, answer, type, respond and listen, with assistance that is engaging, dexway lessens the inherent learning curve and keeps students in tune. All of these features are anchored by learning via virtual classrooms with whiteboard capabilities, pronunciation assessment through advanced recording systems and the richest multimedia content available on the market supported by a personally assigned tutor – making dexway the most interactive and effective way to learn a language.

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