Information for schools and teachers
MYLO is designed to engage young people in learning languages, to raise their competence, and to encourage them to continue studying languages. In doing so, it supports the wider languages agenda in the UK.
Below are the answers to some questions you might have, but please contact us if you need any further information.
What will learners do?
MYLO is organised into a series of challenges. Each challenge is designed to offer a fully-rounded and self-contained learning experience, promoting language learning through creativity, problem-solving, decision-making and enquiry.
Challenges are structured to include:
- Context - a short video sequence sets the scene for the learner, explaining what the challenge is about, and how to succeed.
- Practice activities - a number of bite-size activities and materials designed to encourage learners to develop new skills or refine those they already have.
- The Challenge - challenges can be started and work saved. Examples of good practice, from other learners, are available.
- Support - an ever-present collection of support materials, such as a dictionary, key phrases and cultural background notes are available for reference.
- Submit - if a school is registered with MYLO then learners submit their completed challenge to the teacher for assessment. Teachers can choose to publish this work to the wider MYLO community.
Can I register my school?
MYLO is available to UK schools and each school can only be registered by one teacher administrator. Once the school's registration is activated this teacher administrator can then set up additional teachers at the school.
How can it support my teaching?
MYLO is an extremely flexible set of language resources that can be used by learners at home or in school, and individually or in groups.
There are two different ways to use MYLO. Learners can:
- Search for a theme that interests them - such as 'Sport' or 'Film' - for a range of material that matches their interests.
- Tackle one of the Challenges - these are exciting, creative challenges which require learners to use their language skills to solve a problem - such as designing a football kit for a French-speaking national football team.
Will I have additional preparation to do?
All of the materials to complete a challenge, or practice activity, including background notes and dictionaries are included.
Your learners can enrol themselves into MYLO, so you won't have to enter all of their details. They will need access to an email address in order to enrol.
Will learners like it?
MYLO includes loads of different games and activities, so learners are bound to find something that interests them.
Can it be used outside of school?
Learners will be able to access their work and complete challenges in any setting, providing they have internet access.
What level of technical competence do I need?
There is no installation to worry about as MYLO is completely online, and learner accounts can be accessed by a password anywhere there is internet access.
Simple instructions are given for the completion of all challenges and practice activities. All software and tools are included.
You can use MYLO in your classroom on individual PCs, or via a whiteboard for whole class or group teaching.
How much does it cost?
MYLO is open to anyone and everyone.
Do learners need to create an account?
All of the materials on the site are available without an account so you don’t have to register to use them. However if a learner wants to save their work in between sessions then it is a good idea for them to register. Learners will also need accounts to use the collaborative features such as submitting work to their teacher.
How can I find out more?
You can register for the MYLO newsletter, which will keep you up to date with the latest news and information about the service.
You can also follow us on Twitter.
If you have any other comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.
Need help using MYLO?
If you would like more information about how to use MYLO, please see the help section