Celebrating our first 1,300 teachers!

An exciting day at FluentKey – 1,300 language teachers around the world have chosen FluentKey to help them improve the visibility of their students’ data and progress, save time preparing for their lessons, simplify the process of finding authentic and fun videos at the right level of the students’ proficiency, and improve class attention span when interacting with authentic videos in English, Spanish, Chinese, or French. Thank you to all our language teachers. The education tools we’re creating are for and because of you!

It’s been amazing to see how quickly language teachers have been adopting our platform. Our user base has doubled in the last month of this year. We’re grateful to everyone who has trusted us their classrooms. Thanks for their feedback we’re adding more new features every month. And as more language teachers use FluentKey across geographies, our platform features, will too. 

 

 

 

 

 


Next Month’s Exciting News

The potential for authentic listening content and fluency solutions to improve the students’ ability to pay attention in an hour-long lesson is massive. Recent advances in language learning and AI technology has finally enabled language teachers to gain real-time visibility and analytics into their classroom learning outcomes and helping them save time preparing for their lessons. While 1,300 language teachers is exciting, we’re just scratching the surface of what can be done. In the next month we’ll be: 

      • Launching our FluentKey Live app in iOs and Android stores to continue supporting language teachers with easily digestible, interactive, and gamified components to capture student interest.
      • Allowing students to change their names in Live games. Teachers will also be able to remove students.
      • Finding authentic videos (commercials, news, short films, favorite cartoons) in our expansive library will be super easy with our tag feature. 
      • Continuing to scale our teacher support team with a world-class experience as we grow.

All over the world, language teachers are looking for simpler and more efficient ways to connect their students learning performance, knowing it will save them time and money, preserve the quality of their lessons, and ultimately create better learning experiences. Our mission is to help make this happen. And we’re just getting started. 

Thank you to every language teacher who has worked with us over this year. The authentic listening solutions we’re creating are for, and because of you! 

Coming Soon: FluentKey Live App!

FluentKey Live is an interactive classroom listening game. The teacher displays a video on a projector while students race to answer comprehension questions on their own devices and compete for the highest score. 

It’s like Kahoot for language learning, but instead of just answering trivia questions, students are able to compete while also being exposed to rich, authentic, and compelling language. Make listening fun and improve students’ listening comprehension skills at the same time. 

Best of all? It’s absolutely free!

FluentKey Live is designed to be played in a class setting. Students answer questions on their own devices, while the video is displayed on a shared screen. All you need for this activity is to be connected to the Internet and to the shared screen using a laptop or a tablet, and students can participate by using a laptop, tablet, or mobile device!

Please note that FluentKey Live must be using your teacher’s account from a computer or tablet (not a smartphone); however, students can play on their phones. 

Do I have to make my own videos and quizzes?

Nope! We already have a library of thousands of ready-made videos and quizzes, including TV shows, movies, music, news, commercials, and more. Just choose the video you like, and you’re ready to start the game! And you can also make or customize your own content if you want.

Is FluentKey Live free to play?

Yes! FluentKey Live is 100% free for all teachers and students. Create your free teacher accountSupercharge student engagement and learning while saving time and making your life easier. Let’s make listening fun!

Wondering how to engage students in language learning?

Have you ever felt like your students aren’t engaged in learning a foreign language? When I was first learning my second language, Spanish, many of my classmates and I were overwhelmed with the concept of a new language. We wanted to translate everything directly from English and didn’t understand that languages don’t directly translate. So how do you engage your students in a way that isn’t intimidating? This is where FluentKey Live comes in to play!

FluentKey Live is an activity where your students can watch an authentic video (or semi-authentic depending on the level) in-class! Your students will be able to follow along in the level-appropriate videos, which will boost their confidence! I always loved participating in class room activities that allowed me to do something I enjoyed (like watch a movie) instead of just listening to my teacher lecture.

So what exactly is FluentKey Live? This is one of our newest features where teachers can play a video clip in-class and students will respond to the questions live as they appear in the video! Basically, it’s a live quiz based on students’ comprehension of the video. For beginners, it’s a great way to build confidence in your students, and for more advanced students, you can really test their ability to understand authentic content.

One of the first milestones in language learning is students’ ability to understand basic conversations. Even when some of the vocabulary hasn’t been covered, the visual context and voice intonation can help students understand phrases that they wouldn’t understand just by reading it. This is why we have developed FluentKey Live as a way for teachers to teach vocabulary, listening comprehension, and build students’ cultural understanding in the most natural way. It’s also a fun and educational way to break up your grammar lessons!

The best part about FluentKey Live… you don’t have to do anything! We have hundreds of videos with varying levels, themes, and languages that you can chose from!! And if you don’t like the quiz and video options that we have in our extensive video library, you can ask us to develop quizzes and videos just for your class based on your needs. Work smarter, not harder, right?? This is an amazing resource that will make your classes more engaging and have your students begging for more! What teacher doesn’t want that? If you have any questions, feel free to comment below!