Taking your class online: Synchronous and Aynchronous Learning with FluentKey

What’s the difference between synchronous and asynchronous learning?

“Synchronous learning is a general term used to describe forms of education, instruction, and learning that occur at the same time, but not in the same place.” – definition from EdGlossary.

“Asynchronous learning is a general term used to describe forms of education, instruction, and learning that do not occur in the same place or at the same time.” – definition from EdGlossary.

With the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) spreading, many schools are requiring teachers to teach from home. This makes teaching any material difficult, especially for teachers who have not taught online before.

 I’d like to offer some tips for language teachers on how they can use FluentKey to make this transition a little bit smoother.

Synchronous learning with FluentKey: FluentKey Live

FluentKey Live works even if everyone isn’t in the same space—as long as they have the 4 digit code, they can play.

There are two ways that you can do this:

1) Share your screen via Zoom/Skype/Google Meet and let the students watch the video from your device and answer from their own device.

2) Allow students to watch the video/answer the questions on their own device.

For more information about FluentKey Live, here’s a link to our Live FAQ page.

Asynchronous learning with FluentKey: Assigning videos to your class

Assigning FluentKey videos to your class for homework is a perfect way for students to practice and get rich listening input outside of school.

There are also two ways that you can assign videos to a class.

1) You can assign them a video just to watch.

2) You can assign them a video with a quiz.

You can control what videos students watch and when they are due. Additionally, you’re able to schedule videos in advance. This way, you can schedule the “date available” so that students will see a new video to watch every day.

If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at We are here to support you any way we can!

By Mandy Sofer

Chief Marketing Officer | Director of Spanish