New project will provide over 100 French, German and Spanish videos for A-level language students
11 December 2015
Knowledgemotion, the London based company behind the world’s largest library for video in education – boclips.com – is deploying its 1.8 million archive to help Hodder Education deliver rich and relevant language resources for their French, German and Spanish Dynamic Learning titles.
Knowledgemotion and Hodder Education have recognized the need for authentic, true-to-life resources to help students grasp the idiosyncrasies of cultures and languages around the world. Using content from the bo library, these videos draw attention to relevant, contemporary issues in France, Germany and Spain, narrated and described by native speakers – from politicians to protesters to members of the public. David Bainbridge, co-founder of Knowledgemotion, expressed his excitement at such a forward-thinking collaboration. “Hodder Education sees the same great potential for video in language learning as we do,” he says. “When you can hear French as the French speak it, in situations that really matter to French society today, it can shape a perspective on the country. And that’s very impactful for language students.”
Commenting on this collaboration, Sarah MacBean, Senior Commissioning Editor at Hodder Education, added “These topical videos and activities will really engage students with the new themes in the A-level specifications, as well as stretching and developing their language skills. We’re really excited to be offering these as part of our Dynamic Learning titles for A-level languages.”