High-tech language learning at Somerville High School

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Created by Swift Education Systems out of Chicago, Somerville is one of only four public high school districts in the state to use the new language learning technology, according to Jim Nocito, supervisor for world languages at Somerville Public Schools. The other districts are Sharon, Lexington and Newton South, he said.

The new language lab lets students watch videos, have conversations with each other, interact with online material, record their voices, study for exams and do computer-based homework, among other things. It also lets teachers monitor how each student is progressing as an individual.

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