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Digital Language Lab / English Language Lab – Technical Specifications

IETM Hyderabad
Digital Language Lab / English Language Lab – Technical Specifications

1. The software should be capable of being installed on desktops, laptops, and in any windows based operating systems

2. Language lab should be developed as per CEFR refereed standards i.e. syllabus should be divided as per A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 standards

3. The content should focus on building all four language skills namely, LSRW.

4. The content should have activities, exercises, and should be loaded with audio-video samples.

5. The main purpose of the Language lab is for self-practice for students, hence user interface should be easy to navigate and does not require any Teacher or facilitator to guide or monitor the student in the learning process

6. There should not be any limitations. Students should be able to go through the module unlimited time till he/she gets proficient in the topic

7. After completion of every Course, an assessment/Quiz should be available for the student to check their knowledge levels

8. Students should be able to record and download the voice unlimitedly

9. Software should not require high configuration machines. Even normal PCs and Laptops should be able to handle the software without any issue.

10. Graphic rich content to be used to explain concepts to students

11. Indian neutral /accent-free voice should be used in the Language lab

12. All levels and backgrounds of students i.e. rural students should also use easily and effectively

13. Should Provide equal weightage on LSRW

14. Basics of grammar must be covered in brief

15. Special activities to overcome Mother Tongue Influence (MTI). A focus on ‘Mother Tongue Influence (MTI) to overcome pronunciation differences of consonant sounds using mouth movements.

Detailed coverage on phonetics :

1. Reading – covers all aspects of grammar in usage

2. Writing – covers all discourses for CBSE and SSC

3. Editing – explores grammatical accuracy

4. Listening – provides exposure to a variety of text

5. Assessments

6. Well-graded content

7. Situational Approach

8. Well-guided practice activities

9. Learner-centered activity

10.Academic vocabulary

. ELL should have 5000+ words (8 levels) with picture representation which helps the students in learning new words.

. Prerecorded Lessons should be made available to students by experts with good quality graphics

. Students should listen to and repeat after model track to practice common everyday situations and conversations& dialogues while their voices are  recorded.

Language lab should focus on :

a. Fluency: To improve fluency Audio/Visual applications based on stress, intonation and modulation are practiced.

b. Speech sounds: Pronunciation of consonants and vowel sounds made easy with correct syllabic division and stress patterns.

c. Intonation: Improving the knowledge of English by mastering variations in volume, pitch, speed, and stress.

d. 3000+ difficult words to recite for better pronunciation.

e. Phonetics: The accent of different words is made easy through phonetics.

f. Modulation: Modulation helps to achieve precision in pronunciation.

g. Pronunciation, Syllabic division: Almost 3000+ syllabic words are used from Monosyllabic to Hexa syllabic.

IETM Hyderabad
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