Our digital solution for an inclusive ESL & EFL classroom experience

Our digital solutions assist students of all levels and ages learn better: interactive elements boost engagement, AR features spark inquiry and self-study features empower and reward. Our latest addition, DigiPlus, is an AI-platform that collects in-platform data to deliver English Language Learning content that is just right for each and every student.Through machine learning algorithms, natural language processing and other AI functions, we create an inclusive environment that supports students and allows educators to focus on projects that foster communication and other life skills within the classroom. Express DigiPlus, at a glance:

DigiPlus is an AI-powered solution that aims to bring mixed-ability classes on the same page by helping individual students consolidate new language and address learning gaps. It is the right digital tool for your school if you want to…

●      help mixed-ability classes through hyperpersonalised, targeted tasks and feedback.

●      want to foster motivation through tasks that present manageable challenges.

●      improve performance at speed.

●      help learners consolidate target language.

●      encourage autonomous learning through an adaptive learning system that identifies. learners’ strengths and areas to work on.

Through personalised learning pathways, real-time feedback mechanisms and multimodal tasks, DigiPlus caters to diverse learning needs and ensures that all students, regardless of their background or age, have an equal opportunity to progress. It supports the efforts of learners by providing a self-paced, flexible and targeted approach to learning while building digital literacy skills.

DigiPlus creates tailor-made lessons as unique as each learner’s needs and goals.

How does Express DigiPlus work?

With the help of Artificial Intelligence, DigiPlus identifies strengths and areas to work, based on each student’s performance on tasks. Then, it provides learners with tasks and feedback that target the specific skills, grammar structures and theme vocabulary each student needs to improve.

More specifically…

Let’s unwrap a student’s learning experience with DigiPlus! First, the learner fills out a task. As soon as they complete the first exercise, the system has already started collecting data relevant to the student’s background. In case their answer is marked as incorrect, students are directed to the feedback page, where errors in core curriculum items are highlighted. The system instantly provides a short teaching session, during which those errors are explained.

After completing the teaching session, a Repeat Exercise appears and students correct their own mistakes. Tasks focusing on the same structure continue appearing with changing frequency based on the student’s performance.

In leveraging L1, Express DigiPlus effectively aids students in reinforcing their English language acquisition, addressing both psycholinguistic and cognitive dimensions.

L1 Integration: Employing the students’ primary tongue in ESL & EFL

The integration of a learner’s native language (L1) in teaching a second language (L2) has gained recognition for its effectiveness. Express DigiPlus employs L1 to provide semantic hints to enhance comprehension and accelerate the learning process.

The benefits are many:

●      Utilizing L1 significantly reduces stress and anxiety, as learners are more likely to understand the material and feel less intimidated.

●      Learners often continue to think in their L1 while learning an L2. This phenomenon is consistent up to a high level of L2 proficiency: as a result, educators can help learners utilise their L1 thinking to enhance L2 usage, as discussed by Veivo et al. (2018) and Wu and Thierry (2012)

●      When teachers use L1 to explain L2 concepts, they provide learners with cognitive shortcuts, allowing them to apply their logical reasoning and inference skills more effectively.

These advances have the potential to revolutionise education by shifting the paradigm from a one-size-fits-all approach to a more nuanced, inclusive and adaptive learning environment.

We are actively expanding the range of supported languages on our platform. For detailed information about Express DigiPlus and to receive a customised quote for your school, please reach out to our educational consultants atinquiries@expresspublishing.co.uk.


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Roshanaei, M., Olivares, H., & Lopez, R. R. (2023). Harnessing AI to Foster Equity in Education: Opportunities, Challenges and Emerging Strategies. Journal of Intelligent Learning Systems and Applications15(04), 123–143. https://doi.org/10.4236/jilsa.2023.154009

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