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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

Howjsay

Howjsay is a tool that teaches how to pronounce English words. In addition to pronunciation, users can find two links, one leading to Wikipedia to explain the meaning of the word, and another one leading to Google translate. Currently, Howjsay 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 necessary as there is some advertisement on the page which can make the use of the tool more complicated.

Cost: Free

Website: http://howjsay.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Vocabulary
Type of interaction
  • Individual work
Content
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simplistic
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: High
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: No
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) Tailorability (If so, how?) Low

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: Any
Other tech requirements:
 
 
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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