Spanish Language Learning Solution Recognized in Education Technology Category

We’re thrilled to announce that one of Cengage Learning’s products has been honored with a 2016 CODiE Award! The CODiE Awards are presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the leading association representing the software and digital content industries.

Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution

Cengage Learning’s Conectados learning platform received the 2016 CODiE Award for Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution. Conectados is a college-level introductory Spanish program that combines online and in-class activities.

“Winning a CODiE award reaffirms our commitment to increasing student success, boosting confidence and improving learning outcomes,” noted Jim Donohue, Chief Product Officer, Cengage Learning.

Mastering a language

The Conectados text is co-authored by Patti J. Marinelli and Karin Fajardo, and the online component is the iLrn™ Language Learning Center all-in-one course management system.

Conectados reinforces the general rule of thumb in language teaching, in that you don’t do in the classroom what could be done at home. Students study outside of class and spend classroom time on what isn’t as easily done at home: speaking Spanish with other people. Given that face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses are characterized by varying amounts of online and in-class time, Conectados can be tailored by instructors and course coordinators to adapt it to their needs.

Conectados offers a uniquely personalized learning environment for students. Students use interactive digital content to enhance their mastery of the language, including: videos, audio files, grammar tutorials and self-tests. They can even record and listen to their voice to ensure proper pronunciation, as well as record messages to share in the discussion area allowing for peer-to-peer interaction.

The CODiE Awards remain the only peer-recognized program in the content, education and software industry. The program has been honoring top products, apps and services in business software, education and digital content for more than 30 years. For information on this year’s other winners, read more about the CODiE Awards.