Enhance Language Learning with Algor Education
Enhance Language Learning with Algor Education
One of the simplest and most used features on Algor Education is the text-to-speech function starting from any text. The tool, primarily designed as compensatory tool for dyslexic students, allows for digital text-to-speech, overcoming a frequently slippery obstacle for those with specific learning disorders (SLD). This difficulty is often further amplified in the study of foreign languages, also due to a lack of familiarity with basic vocabulary.
Using the automatic reading feature allows for easier decoding of a foreign language text, as well as activating auditory memory for concept retention. The text-to-speech feature is available in Italian, English, German, Spanish, and French, providing students with correct pronunciation of study materials at their fingertips.
Thanks to the karaoke function with synchronized underlining and the ability to adjust playback speed, learning rhythms can be fully personalized, enabling learning based on individual needs. This multiplies the possibilities for enhancing reading, listening, and comprehension skills of foreign language texts, reproducing the listening experience of study materials even outside the school walls.
Using automatic mind maps is particularly useful when it comes to absorbing language content, transposing all the classic advantages of features from photos, text, and images into four languages (English, Spanish, German, and French). With this tool, you can input content into the Algor Education platform, obtaining quick and intuitive study tools that are also fully customizable.
Applying automation to the educational process not only facilitates the initial approach to the text, but also makes the concepts to be retained stimulating for visual memory. This process is particularly useful when studying elements of literature or historical-cultural knowledge of the studied countries, allowing for highlighting fundamental connections and practicing the use of logical connectors to create a solid knowledge base.
An interesting exercise to practice foreign languages using Algor's automatic features could be:
- Take the original text and upload it to the platform, generating both the summary and the mind map.
- Read out loud or use the text-to-speech feature to read the results, trying to memorize and assimilate them.
- Erase the content of some of the nodes in the map, leaving them empty but not deleting them completely.
- Print the map using the printing feature, which also allows for layout and graphic style customization. For practical examples, you can refer to our appropriate article.
- Complete the map without looking at the original one, maybe after some time has passed since the assimilation phase of the concepts.
- Check if the entered information is correct, using Algor as a sort of self-verification of the level reached.
This exercise, in addition to facilitating the assimilation of the content, will also help verify and improve spelling and pronunciation skills - which are often two of the biggest obstacles for those studying a foreign language.
Several features of Algor Education will also allow you to test the knowledge you have already acquired, both in terms of content and linguistic and lexical aspects. Thanks to the quick concept or sentence maps you can obtain various automatic connections in English, German, French, and Spanish by expanding each of the displayed nodes.
You can have fun experimenting with the various quick features, using the icon of the little robot Algor as a reliable study companion. One particularly useful exercise could be:
- Change the language settings to the desired one.
- Enter the title of the map starting from a simple concept.
- Create a map using the automatic suggestions, which propose five basic questions.
- Try to answer the proposed questions. You can choose whether to do it orally or in writing, based on the specific skill you want to develop.
- Check the individual answers using the automatic feature again, possibly integrating your answers with those proposed by the artificial intelligence.
If you want to use other types of automatic features for studying foreign languages, you can rely on photo and text maps. An exercise idea could be:
- Take the content to study and highlight what you consider the most important concepts, underlining or circling the logical connectors that allow the text to be organized.
- Create your concept map without using automatic tools, trying to be concise but comprehensive.
- Then insert the text you started with on the Algor platform, which you can also do using the photo map functionality. Proceed to view the automatic map.
- Compare the two concept maps you obtained. Pay attention: it is not necessarily the case that the one created automatically is more correct, the important thing is to try to have critical thinking and understand which organization of information can be more suitable for your educational needs.
One of the most common ways to become familiar with a foreign language is to try to set it in your electronic devices. This trick is often used for smartphone settings or computer settings, as well as for the languages of various social applications. The ratio is to be exposed daily to the language you are learning, trying to use your skills and consolidate familiarity with a wide range of vocabulary.
The trick of changing the language of the application is also available on the Algor Education App, which is fully translated in both English and Spanish. By modifying the general settings, it will be easy for you to test yourself day after day without even realizing it. Obliging yourself to practice a foreign language will become a way to exercise even while studying something else, keeping both practice and neural connections involved in the transition from the mother tongue to a foreign language alive.