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KIC boosts blended learning in the US, Canada

Kaplan International Colleges (KIC) has boosted blended learning at all 23 of its North American schools through a partnership with Carnegie Speech.

The Kaplan International Colleges Center in Washington, DC

It will offer NativeAccent at all 23 of its North American schools

It will offer Carnegie’s NativeAccent, an online program that helps students improve their speaking and listening, and complements face-to-face lessons. The program uses advanced speech recognition technology and provides students with immediate feedback on their performance.

Carnegie Speech products are used by industries such as aviation and healthcare

“NativeAccent listens to a student’s spoken English and diagnoses very specifically their individual strengths and weaknesses,” Kapan said in a statement. “It then creates a customised learning plan for each student which maximises student learning gains and minimises required study time.”

KIC provides academic English courses at centres in North America, the UK, New Zealand, Canada, Malta, Singapore and Ireland. It says it is seeing continued growth in student numbers around the world and that technological solutions are key to its growth.

It recently introduced the “K+ Notes and K+ Tools” blended learning system at its UK, Irish, New Zealand and Australian schools, THis sees Kaplan learning materials integrated with online learning activities delivered through the platform Moodle.

Kaplan Inc, is owned by the Washington Post Group and is its biggest subsidiary. It also caters to K-12 schooling and higher education and is said to reach more than a million students annually.

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