Blended Learning Panel Discussion - Does this approach work for all students?

| July 11, 2019

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Can only a certain type of student benefit from blended learning? Three experts explain how this approach increases learning and engagement for students with a wide variety of strengths and needs.

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51Talk is China’s largest online English education company, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (COE). It brings together students and teachers for live, online English lessons. By providing students across China with access to the world’s best quality education, 51Talk is achieving its mission of helping China speak with the world.By leveraging its extensive pool of qualified teachers from across the globe, 51Talk facilitates personalized online lessons for students of all ages across China.

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51Talk is China’s largest online English education company, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (COE). It brings together students and teachers for live, online English lessons. By providing students across China with access to the world’s best quality education, 51Talk is achieving its mission of helping China speak with the world.By leveraging its extensive pool of qualified teachers from across the globe, 51Talk facilitates personalized online lessons for students of all ages across China.

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