I received ScribeZone® training in March 2013 and have not stopped using it since then. Call me a ScribeZone® junkie.
I have taught over 720 students using this platform. For entirely selfish reasons, I cannot conceive of teaching a listening course without the use of ScribeZone®: simply put, it makes the job easier for me.
Before I go into a listening comprehension class, I must own the material. That means I must personally transcribe the spoken discourse into writing. This tool provides an environment where I can slice-and-dice the speech into digestible segments. It’s gotten to the point where I could probably segment the speech without even listening to it! Of course, I do listen, and ScribeZone® is my best friend during the operation.
P.H., USG Language Instructor
I used an early ScribeZone® prototype that was a desktop executable. It allowed me, as an instructor, to develop language exercises with ease.
Because the audio and the text portion of the tool were connected and synchronized, it allowed me to divide the media into appropriate length sections allowing the students to break down and analyze words, phrases and idioms.
The full text portion of the exercise proved to be a fertile ground for creating meaningful language tasks for my students - exploring grammar/phonetic issues, etc.
I found that ScribeZone® was not just a tool, it was a better way of teaching of foreign languages.
D.P., Contract Language Instructor for the USG
I used the ScribeZone® prototype for several years to teach language classes. Basically, ScribeZone® is the best language learning tool I’ve had the pleasure to work with.
Students raved about using ScribeZone® because it allowed them to work on challenging materials at their own pace and in an easy format.
I’m excited to think that a web-based version of ScribeZone® will soon be available to language instructors and learners. It will change the way students learn foreign languages.
L.S., USG Language Instructor