Literacy is a difficult process for students. Increasing the quantity and quality of the practice material helps: meaning investing far more time, energy and willingness to practice. DigLin+ provides this!
DigLin+ is a digital literacy method for non-native young people and adults.
The method is designed in such a way that any unskilled language learner can use it and still learn language and the Latin script in a mature and independent way. This program not only provides the students with input, but also with immediate feedback. The exercises offered are challenging and have a constructive structure: gradually directing the students to work from sounds, to words, to sentences, and finally towards short texts, all the while supported by image and sound.
DigLin+ holds two important starting points: the first being autonomous learning, and the second being implicit learning. The language learner navigates more and more independently through the program and keeps track of his work and schedules and progress himself. Through built-in patterns in the excercises, he/she is implicitly made receptive to regularity in language.
Students who used DigLin+ experienced it as a pleasant and secure method to work with, stating that it motivates them to think for themselves.
With the digital method, the paper workbooks Samen werken in de klas. A, B, C en lezen 1 and Samen werken in de klas. Lezen 2, 3 en 4 can be bought separately. These books offer questions, tips and evaluation forms to deepen students’ learning and processing of information in class.
Through using these workbooks, you maximize your learning potential with DigLin+. The workbooks are not included in the digital package and should be ordered separately.
Instructional videos and teachers' manual
DigLin+ provides teachers with a number of short instructional videos of its use. One of the creators, Ineke van de Craats, appears in the videos and explains the functioning and use of the program within the classroom, its various components, as well as how your students can get started. In addition, there is an extensive teachers' manual for DigLin+.
DigLin+ has been developed and tested specifically for browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari. We cannot guarantee the operation of DigLin+ through Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.