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Polimoda Fashion College
Italy

Polimoda needed to provide an effective blended learning solution for its tailor-made English courses for Manpower (Italy), a multinational world leader in innovative workforce solutions. Manpower required a two-week intensive English course of 50 to 60 hours leading to an intermediate level knowledge of English. They needed to reduce the fatigue of the course for the participants by diversifying the activities. They also wanted students to practice what they were studying for true mastery of the course contents. With fifteen participants per course, it was necessary to cut down on costs while providing individual attention.

The DynEd Business English Advantage Series allowed Polimoda to achieve these objectives.

While New Dynamic English provided the core course, other courses in the series provided variety. The combination of in-class teaching hours, regular computer lab hours, and a variety of course content relieved the fatigue students usually experience during an intensive course. Teachers focused their lessons on speaking activities, letting students consolidate and personalize the learning from their guided multimedia self-study sessions.

This tight blended learning was made possible by the well-designed Instructor's Manuals, and DynEd's Records Manager, which gave teachers detailed reports on student progress. DynEd's programs allowed each student to study exactly at his/her own pace, making it possible for teachers to provide students with much greater individual attention.

Polimoda reports: "Because of all of these advantages, and DynEd's very flexible and affordable per student subscription pricing policy, we will definitely be using these programs again in the future."

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