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Are The Lessons more Engaging And
Enjoyable With Multimedia Content?

Yes, of course they are! But is there some science behind the design?

First, what is multimedia?

Multimedia is the exciting combination of computer hardware and software that allows you to integrate video, animation, audio, graphics, and testing resources. For the purposes of ESL, Maestro Ingles’ goal is to develop effective Courses and Lessons. In order to share this technology with a mass audience, we develop it to be used on an affordable desktop computer or cell phone.

But why do we need to use multimedia in our lessons? The following, based on numerous scientific studies, are the main reasons we include multimedia in every lesson:

  1. It maintains a high level of interest in the lesson.
  2. It exposes learners to life-like language.
  3. It promotes greater student participation.
  4. It simulates an English-speaking environment.
  5. It sharpens learners’ memory.

In the past, text passages and audio snippets were the main ways of introducing the ESL concepts. And most of the comprehension drills were boring and not very effective. In addition, ideas were either vague or too simple.

Nowadays multimedia are rapidly replacing these older technologies and our with multimedia students find them more interesting and attractive. Sight and sound evoke students’ curiosity for learning and capture their attention longer-lasting way, which results in more effective learning and enhanced retention. Multimedia lessons encourage pupils to use the language by interacting with it as in a real-life situation.

Based on our students’ feedback, there are even more advantages of using multimedia in EFL classes. Among others, our students tell us that our multimedia lessons help them by:

  1. increasing their retention of the content.
  2. adding variety to their lessons.
  3. providing better details.
  4. enhancing the persuasive appeal of their lesson.
  5. reaching more learners by addressing different learning styles.
  6. reducing their public speaking anxiety.
  7. improving pronunciation, intonation and word stress.
  8. Helping them complete entire courses more easily.

So, the answer to the above question is a definite YES!