So you pursued your dream and opened up a language school and everything is going great. Now you want to expand, offer more flexibility in your courses, differentiate yourself from your competitors. What’s your next step? You migrate to an educational LMS.
Maybe things aren’t going so well and you need more help with management and to take full academic and business control over your school. What do you do? Migrate to an educational LMS.
No matter what you think you are doing right in managing your school, if you don’t have an LMS in place, then you could be doing it better. An Educational LMS takes your everyday administrative, academic, and financial tasks and places them all under one single platform. Total control of your business with the click of a button. From managing teacher schedules to scheduling weekly courses to monitoring your student’s progress, an educational LMS gives you all the tools you need to successfully run your business.
What can you do with an educational LMS for your language school?
# 1. Customize it to your brand
Learners experience your LMS website as the center for their training. That’s why it’s important to give your platform a strong visual identity. The strongest identity you can create will be consistent with your brand. Most LMSs allow you the opportunity to customize the entire LMS web page. From the site URL to logo placement to color schemes, you can brand your educational LMS perfectly to your corporate image.
# 2. Manage faculty and students under one single platform
An educational LMS is accessed like a regular webpage and include login access for administrators, tutors, or students. Giving your faculty and students each their own personalized access to a training platform will not only make your school more structured and official, but will also give students more confidence in the quality of your service.
# 3. Easily manage new faculty training
Teacher turnover in language schools can be on the opposite side of productivity. Training new teachers can be costly and teachers often receive different trainings than others. With an educational LMS, the training process is automated through the use of the platform and you can guarantee your teachers don’t miss important information and receive the same training all around.
# 4. Add structure to your teacher’s resources
Anyone who runs a language school has heard tutor’s and instructor’s main complaint: lesson planning can take hours outside of the normal work schedule. Structured courses and lesson plans via an educational LMS takes the guesswork and manual labor out of lesson planning. In this way, you can control the material being taught by your teachers and ensure that every student is receiving the same, high-quality materials and have access to the same tools and resources as every other student. This is the best way to guarantee a successful learning experience for everyone.
# 5. Host Virtual Classrooms
One of the main things language students seek when trying to develop a language is flexibility, and language schools are constantly finding ways to improve the learning environment and give students what they want. One way to offer a more flexible learning environment is to host virtual classes through a virtual classroom. That way, busy students can take live courses from the comfort of their own homes, offices, or any other mobile location where they can access the virtual room. The only way to offer this service is to adopt an educational LMS with virtual classroom integration like CAE’s Voluxion LMS platform. Not only will you be able to offer students a better, more flexible course option but you will also differentiate yourself from your competitors.
# 6. Offer offline or online courses
You’ve mastered the art of classroom-based language teaching, great! Now you want to diversify your course catalog and add a few online courses to expand your student volume. The easiest way to do this is through an educational LMS. An educational LMS allows you to not only host online language courses but will also allow you and other administrators to create courses, exams, quizzes, and use any other educational tool available.
# 7. Blend your classrooms courses with online tools
Maybe you want to slowly transition from face to face classrooms to online learning, or maybe you want to blend them and offer your students the flipped classroom method. This method allows your students to take online language courses and come to class only to review the material learned with a teacher. This is the best, most intuitive way of learning languages and can only be done through an educational LMS that will power the online portion of the blended learning classroom.
# 8. Stay Current in your materials
If you have ever looked through a library of language learning materials, you will notice a lot of it is either outdated or not relevant or interesting for students. With an educational LMS, you don’t have to rely on books being printed in order to update your material. Since the course content is digital, it can easily be updated or replaced through the cloud to guarantee your students get the best, most innovative language learning content.
# 9. Monitor and evaluate your student’s progress
The best functionality provided by an educational LMS are the advanced reporting capabilities. Do you know your students strengths and weaknesses? Do you know what the course objectives are and how students are progressing according to it? Do you know how many of your students were active and engaged with the course material? It would be hard to answer these questions quickly without the use of an educational LMS. Educational platforms usually have a variety of flexible options for administrators to schedule period reports or download them instantaneously and the reports can be detailed or just summarized; with the click of a button, you could answer all of the questions asked above.
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