Lingo Media Corporation Launches New English Language Learning Course As Global Demand For Qualified Teachers Rises


Lingo Media Corporation (TSX-V: LM), an edtech language learning and content development company, said it has added its English Teacher Prep (ETP) course to its portfolio of products and services to meet the growing global demand for skilled English. teachers, especially in countries where English is not the official language.

The Toronto-based company said the ETP course provides an essential professional growth opportunity for teachers looking to strengthen their English skills and provides essential methodologies for teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). The program was created by program design experts and features 120 hours of learning content. It uses the communicative language approach to help teachers foster a student-led classroom.

The company noted that the course will provide teachers with a “solid selection of engaging English lesson plans” and out-of-the-box activities that will shift the focus of the classroom to a student-led environment.

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The self-paced online course is available now through Lingo Media’s digital learning subsidiary, Everybody Loves Languages ​​Inc (ELL). ELL is an advanced provider of language learning content solutions.

“With the growing global demand for English education, institutions need well-trained teachers to stay competitive and deliver effective programs to their students,” said Gali Bar-Ziv, CEO of Lingo Media, in a statement. communicated. “We saw a clear need for a professional development program that would equip teachers with modern teaching tools. ETP is the ideal cost-effective solution for institutions looking to invest in their teachers and improve their teaching programs. from English.”

In May this year, a report published by The Brainy Insights stated that the global English language learning market is expected to reach $35.78 billion by 2030. It also noted that English is the language of business, commerce, science, aviation, computers, the internet. , diplomacy and tourism and that 0.4 billion people are native English speakers, and a further 2 billion use English as a second language.

Over the past decade, many countries have prioritized English language learning to ensure their citizens are ready to enter the workforce and succeed in a globalized world. According to the World Bank, governments spend on average more than 4% of their GDP on education. The formalization of these programs adds pressure to the already difficult task of finding and retaining qualified teachers. Teachers also face increased pressure to teach in ever-larger classes while staying up-to-date with modern academic principles and new teaching methodologies.

In Latin America, one of ELL’s target markets, lack of English skills and teacher training has been a problem, according to a report by the Inter-American Dialogue. The researchers found that “many, if not most, English teachers in Latin America lack the necessary English skills, the necessary teaching skills, or both, to be effective educators in the classroom.”

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