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01/2018
Globish Academia

Globish Academia

Globish Academia
English language learning
Globish Academia is an online English learning platform.

Globish Academia is an online English learning platform in Thailand. It focuses on situation-based conversational English through online classes which consist of a live one-on-one class, group classes and webinars with international coaches.

Age groups 
Elementary
Middle school
High School
Tertiary Education
Price 
One time purchase
Languages 
English
Thai
Platform 
Desktop Windows
Desktop Mac
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Registration 
Not required
Offline play 
Playable offline
Pictures
Videos
Pedagogy
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Passive
Active
Feedback is immediate and well reasoned as it is always given by the teacher who evaluates the student's performance.
Rehearse
Construct
Teacher-student interaction is well guided with a teacher’s manual, which ensures that the feedback is meaningful and constructive towards building a new understanding.
Linear
Non-linear/Creative
Students progress linearly, but teachers can modify and personalize the lessons based on the student's skill level and performance.
Individual
Collaborative
As learning is supported through one-on-one teaching sessions, collaboration and communication are at the core of the learning experience.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

Globish Academia provides a meaningful context for learning English through real conversations with a personal teacher.
The solution exercises conversational skills in a positive interaction, emphasizing delivering the message rather than speaking in a grammatically correct way.
The solution helps to recognize cultural features in communication and supports learners in constructive intercultural communication.
Feedback of success is immediate and well reasoned as it is always given by the teacher.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Encouraging the learner to find interesting English-language contents and environments that expand his or her perception of the globalising world and opportunities for acting in it.
Guiding learner to produce both spoken and written texts for different purposes from general topics and topics of his or her special interest, concentrating on versatility of structures and guiding into good pronunciation.
Supporting the learner in developing his or her independence in applying his or her language proficiency.
Supporting the learner to participate in discussions on diverse topics that match with the learner’s interests and also deal with opinions.
Guide the learner towards positive interaction where delivering the message is the most important.
Helping learner to recognise cultural features in communication and to support the learner in constructive intercultural communication.

Soft skills learning goals

Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
Practicing logical reasoning to understand and interpret information in different forms
Using technology for interaction and collaboration
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
Practicing to set one's own learning goals
Practicing to create questions and make justifiable arguments based on observations
Learning to combine information to find new innovations
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Learning about cultural aspects and to respect different cultures
Practicing to use foreign language as a communication tool
Practicing communication through different channels

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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