One on One English

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03/2020
One on One English

One on One English

One on One English
English as a Second Language
One on One English offers online lessons with live tutoring for learning English as a second language.

One on One English offers interactive lessons for kids that combine online tasks and live tutoring. The focus is in discussing with a native English speaker, but the lesson topics are also covering grammar and basics of English. The lesson framework is developed to match the CEFR language learning levels.

Age groups 
Elementary
Middle school
High School
Languages 
Vietnamese
English US
Platform 
Browser-based
Desktop Windows
Desktop Mac
Registration 
Required
Offline play 
Internet required
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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
The interaction in lessons is based flipped classroom idea; the students will familiarize with the topic on pre work lessons, then have the online lessons with the teacher and also do some homework. The solution provides digital feedback as points and badges, and during the live sessions, the teacher makes sure the student is engaged. Both the video lessons and the platform activities call for different types of production from the student.
Rehearse
Construct
The solution aims to keep up the user's interest during the progress: It proceeds in a straightforward and simple structure, which easy to embrace for young learners. In addition to learning and practicing with new material, during the face-to-face part the solution supports learning through creative tasks. Students are given ample opportunities to apply knowledge gained from previous lessons. This might come in the form of writing a short story or expressing personal experiences or opinions.
Linear
Non-linear/Creative
The solution has pre-determined lesson objectives (as is appropriate for learners at this stage of second language acquisition), but still contains exercises which allow students to apply knowledge in a largely independent manner, such as writing a short story. During video lessons, teachers can tailor their presentations as needed to better suit a particular student's learning style. The online lessons and the quality of the teachers is a great strength, which allows personal support.
Individual
Collaborative
The collaboration between the teacher and the student is active and very seamless during the online lessons. The digital execution of the lessons and the pedagogical solutions to overcome the 'screen in-between' the teacher and the student seem to be working well. Therefore the technology doesn't create obstacles but really enables private teaching sessions with native English speakers despite the real-life distances.

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

The product utilizes the concept of flipped learning in the lesson activities.
The structure is well-planned with the pre-work, online one-on-one live lessons and after lesson work with revision homework (non-digital).
Lesson content is well-structured, and the solution goes beyond basic language production and comprehension to also help students develop higher-order thinking skills in English.

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

The solution is inline with CEFR framework for second language learning and works best for rehearsing content up to CEFR level B1

Soft skills learning goals

Learning to know and respect human rights
Learning to face respectfully people and follow the good manners
Learning to understand people, surroundings and phenomenons around us
Getting familiar with different cultures
Learning about different languages
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Learning about cultural aspects and to respect different cultures
Learning about different countries and their characteristics
Practicing to notice causal connections
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Learning to combine information to find new innovations
Practicing to notice links between subjects learned
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Practising visual recognition
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Practicing memorizing skills
Practicing letters, alphabets and written language
Practicing to use foreign language as a communication tool
Learning the basics of spelling
Learning to plan and organize work processes
Practicing to argument clearly own opinions and reasonings
Learning to listen other people’s opinions
Practicing to work with others
Practicing communication through different channels
Practicing to express own thoughts and feelings
Practicing to give, get and reflect feedback
Using technology for interaction and collaboration
Using technology for interaction and collaboration (also internationally)
Practicing keyboard skills and touch typing
Learning to plan and design own written content and textual representations
Practicing logical reasoning to understand and interpret information in different forms
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts, from vernacular to academic
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts
Practicing to create questions and make justifiable arguments based on observations
Practicing persistent working
Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
Learning to notice causal connections

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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