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If you use the coursebooks of our publishing house, you should know that by purchasing them you gain free access to mobile applications and online programmes that facilitate the process of foreign language learning.

 

Find a school in which you can learn foreign languages from Direct Language Lab coursebooks.

 

1. Free apps
The application WORDS is free of charge.

The application WORDS has been designed for the English designed with Direct Method coursebook series 1-6. This application contains all the vocabulary from your coursebook, including the pronunciation and translations.
The app will enable you to record words, analyze and practise your pronunciation. It is a great tool to improve your accent.

The vocabulary in the app WORDS appears in the same order as in the coursebook.

 

The application PRACTISE is free of charge.

The application PRACTISE has been designed for the English designed with Direct Method coursebook series 1-6. This application contains all the vocabulary from your coursebook, organised in thematic categories, which should facilitate revising words, especially before exams.

The app PRACTISE is a set of a few simple exercises for each group of words to help you learn vocabulary faster.

2. Free access to online exercises

The Internet platform is an e-learning program which contains exercises corresponding to the units in English designed with Direct Method coursebooks. Students can consolidate the already learnt material, catch up if they fall behind or revise the material before a stage exam in a very attractive and modern way.

The access to the Internet platform is free of charge. To gain the access use the discount coupon printed in your coursebook.

After registering a new account in www.dlhub.eu and logging in, you should go to the COURSES page. Choose the course dedicated to your coursebook and gain access by using the discount coupon. The discount coupon is valid for 10 months.

3. Interactive coursebook

If you want to enjoy the additional benefits that modern technology offers, you should download our Interactive Coursebook application and purchase the interactive coursebook.

You can listen to all the words, explanations as well as answers and questions recorded by native speakers in order to find out how to pronounce words and sentences as well as to learn the correct pronunciation.

You can view and hide the vocabulary translations as well as answers to the questions in order to study in an active and effective manner.

Our app contains a useful dictionary in which you can find words in your book and jump immediately to the right place in order to practice them.

The app knows what you have already done and where you finished studying last time so you do not waste time looking for material.

4. Additional online courses you can buy
If you want to learn even more, you should purchase access to the online courses on the DLHUB platform. At a low monthly subscription you will gain full unlimited access to many language courses online. You can check our full offer at www.dlhub.eu/eng/

We will be happy to help you find a recommended language school where our textbooks are used for language courses. Check out the list of schools to find a school near you.

 

FAQ

HOW DO I FIND A LANGUAGE SCHOOL AND BUY A COURSEBOOK?

Can a private individual buy the coursebooks for private use?

No, because the coursebooks are designed for the direct method, which doesn’t work without a teacher. We recommend that you find a school using the DME coursebooks in your region in our List of schools.

How do I find a language school?

We can recommend finding the nearest language school where language courses are conducted from our textbooks in the List of Schools on our website.

 

THE COURSEBOOKS AND TEACHING MATERIALS

How many English designed with DIRECT Method coursebooks are there?

Books 1 to 6 take the student from the complete beginner to the upper-intermediate level, while Books 7-9 are for the advanced student.

What does the coursebook contain?

Each coursebook contains 7-8 modules, all new words accompanied by phonetic transcription, additional grammar exercises, a vocabulary index, and a CD (new words, questions and answers recorded in MP3 format).

What teaching materials can I buy from the Publisher?

For each of the titles on offer, you can buy Student’s Books and Teacher’s Books as well as Visuals for Book 1.

What teaching materials will I get for free?

Each school receives a set of teaching materials in electronic form (available in the Schools Zone in our website) including sets of stage exams, placement tests, a set of illustrations for Book 1 and many others.

What is available in the School Zone?

Almost 1000 files with various additional teaching materials for our coursebooks are available in the Schools Zone. The School receives the access code after signing the cooperation contract. The Schools Zone is a convenient solution because you are able to download materials whenever you need them and it is clear what is available at the moment.

How can I gain access to the School Zone?

Once you sign the contract with us and place your first order, you will receive your login and password which will enable you to use the School Zone.

Who can gain access to the School Zone?

Only school owners and authorized persons can gain access and use the School Zone. The School Zone contains tests and exams and therefore unauthorized entry must be denied.

How can I send my comments concerning the coursebooks or teaching materials?

We will be glad to read any comments you may have concerning our products. To share your opinions with us, please email info@dllab.eu.

 

INTERNET PLATFORM

What is the Internet platform?

The Internet platform is an e-learning program which contains exercises corresponding to the units in English designed with Direct Method coursebooks. Students can consolidate the already learnt material, catch up if they fall behind or revise the material before a stage exam in a very attractive and modern way.

What is the website of the Internet platform?

The website of the Internet platform is ww.dlhub.eu.

What are the language versions available for the Internet platform?

The commands and vocabulary translations are available in 10 language versions which can be easily changed by clicking the flag in the top bar on the screen.

What devices are recommended to use the Internet platform?

The Internet platform website is fully responsive which means you can conveniently study the online courses on any device, including your computer, tablet or smartphone. The screen will automatically adapt to the device in use.

How can I test the platform?

Once you register and log into the platform you are able to test the courses using 1-day free access.

How can students gain access to their e-learning course so that they can do the online exercises?

After registering a new account and logging in, the student should go to the COURSES page and gain access by using the discount coupon that they can find in their coursebook. The discount coupon is valid for 10 months.

Do the students need to pay for the access to the Internet platform?

All the students who purchase our coursebooks are granted free access to the Internet platform. Individual discount coupons are printed in the coursebooks. Each coupon is valid for 10 months.

Do I need to register before I can use the Internet platform?

Yes, you have to register and then click the activation link that you will receive by email before using the programme.

How do I find my online course?

Your online course has the same name as the title of your coursebook. For example: English designed with Direct Method.

How do I find the place I want to go to in the online course?

log into the platform and open your online course, for example: English designed with Direct Method.
choose your Book and the Unit
scan the QR code from your coursebook or type in the link in the search bar (available for limited number of titles)

Can teachers or the school see students’ progress in the Internet platform?

Yes, at the very beginning of our cooperation the school will receive their agent access to the programme where they can manage discount coupons and see their students’ progress.
It is important, however, that prior to seeing your students’ progress the school needs to connect the discount coupons from the books purchased to the agent account.

 

MOBILE APPLICATIONS

What mobile applications does the publisher provide?

Currently we provide three mobile applications.

The application WORDS has been designed for the English designed with Direct Method coursebook series 1-6. This application contains all the vocabulary from your coursebook, including the pronunciation and translations. The app will enable you to record words, analyze and practise your pronunciation. It is a great tool to improve your accent. The vocabulary in the app WORDS appears in the same order as in the coursebook.

 

The application PRACTISE has been designed for the English designed with Direct Method coursebook series 1-6. This application contains all the vocabulary from your coursebook, organised in thematic categories, which should facilitate revising words, especially before exams. The app PRACTISE is a set of a few simple exercises for each group of words to help you learn vocabulary faster

 

The Interactive Coursebook application. The app enables you to purchase interactive coursebooks. You can learn the correct pronunciation thanks to the recordings of all words, explanations as well as questions and answers. You can listen to all the words, explanations as well as answers and questions recorded by native speakers.You can view and hide the vocabulary translations as well as answers to the questions in order to study in an active and effective manner!

How can I use the QR codes printed in the coursebooks?

Thanks to the QR codes printed in the coursebooks you can easily and conveniently access the material you are looking for in the mobile applications. Scan the code to automatically open the right place and practise the words or grammar you need.

What systems are mobile applications available for?

All our mobile applications are available for Android and iOS.

How much are the applications?

The applications WORDS and PRACTISE are free of charge. The application Interactive coursbooks needs you to pay for the coursebook you want to use.

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