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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more
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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission

Howjsay

Principal function(s): Autonomous learning

Howjsay is a tool that teaches how to pronounce English words. In addition to the pronunciation, users may find two links, one leading to a Wikipedia entry so as to explore the meaning of the word, and another one leading to Google translate. Howjsay currently offers more than 170k word pronunciations. Evaluation: The tool is very easy to use. You just need to type the word in a search bar and click on it to find out how to pronounce it. The installation of Adblock might be recommendable as there is some advertisement on the page that can make the use of the tool more tedious and complicated.

Cost: Free

Website: http://howjsay.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work

Skills

  • Pronunciation

Content

  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply

Usability

Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Simplistic

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

High

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

High. Howjsay claims to only ask for personal information when they truly need it to provide a service. In such instances, they collect it by fair and lawful means, with users’ knowledge and consent, who are informed. They only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide a requested service, and they protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. Howjsay does not share any personally identifying information publicly or with third parties, except when required to by law. This privacy policy does not apply to external sites that might appear on the website. Howjsay’s privacy policy does not mention compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

No

Tailorability (If so, how?) Possibility of the tool to be used for a range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool)

Low

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

Other technical requirements


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Type Of Interaction
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Listening
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Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
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Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


Latest addition to the ICT-REV inventory

Playphrase (Tool to find the pronunciation of words from movies )

Playphrase is a tool that searches specific words or phrases out of movie snippets from a database of audiovisual media with over 60,000 phrases. In this manner, it provides real-life examples of words’ and sentences’ pronunciation. Users just have to type specific phrases, watch them being used naturally in context within popular movies and TV shows, and listen to their pronunciation. Playphrase works mainly with English. Playphrase is not open-source, but it is freely available. It does not require setting up an account or signing in. ... View details

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