A strong foundation in speaking and listening helps children become successful readers and strong, confident communicators. That's why Joy School English places a strategic emphasis on oral language, providing students with 16,000+ opportunities to speak. In many programs student responses are limited to mouse clicks or screen taps, but with Joy School English, kids are actively using their voices to interact, quickly building conversational confidence.
Not only do students get multiple chances to hear and demonstrate listening comprehension, Joy School English asks the students to say the words and phrases at every opportunity, recording their voice and playing it back for them. Speech recognition technology then analyzes their speech and provides customized feedback using adaptive logic.
Say the phrase (Speak Up)
Students learn new phrases as modeled by real kids and adults in authentic situations presented in videos. They are invited to speak, then their voices are recorded and played back to them. Speech recognition technology analyzes what they said and provides customized feedback.
Speech commands (Do it Dotty)
Allowing students to use their voices to make something happen is a powerful language learning strategy. In this activity, students practice newly-learned commands by telling Dotty, the Joy School English ladybug, what to do.
Speech exploration (Speaktacular)
This activity uses speech recognition technology to encourage students to explore and practice speaking. Kids create a scene by speaking any word from their library into the microphone. If they speak correctly, the object magically appears into the scene they've created.
Say the word (Bright Spot)
In this activity, students play a short game to reveal a picture of the target vocabulary word, and then are asked to produce the word– speaking it, recording it, and hearing it played back.
What's Your Name?
Both vocabulary words and conversational phrases are reinforced through music. Students sing songs and record themselves as they vocalize the language they've learned. In this song, students practice the phrase "What's your name?" as well as the response, "I'm . . . ."
Yes, I Do
In this song, a boy is surprised to find bug friends among his belongings. Students sing along and practice the phrase "I have..." and vocabulary words like apple and book. They then can play back the recording to hear their own voice.