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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

Lyricstraining

Principal function(s): Autonomous learning

An easy-to-use tool for testing language knowledge and memory. Learners can choose a genre, pick a song and fill in the gaps in the lyrics. It comes with adjustable levels of difficulty that are useful for different age groups. It is also available as an app, called Lingoclip. Evaluation: A practical tool to practise a target language by listening to music and guessing the lyrics. It has a gamified interface and system that can appeal to learners for practising the target language, similar to Duolingo and other language-learning apps. Teachers also have the ability to customise songs and choose the lyrics to be filled in by their students. Lyricstraining also keeps track of users’ scores and allows students to compete against one another. However, these functions require setting up a free account. When using the app version, it limits the number of songs you can play for free to 3 songs in 30 minutes, although there are no limitations on the website version. Overall, it can be a helpful complementary tool for language learning, and it can help learners introduce the target language into their daily lives by simply listening to music.

Cost: Free with registration + premium version available

Website: https://lyricstraining.com/#nr

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

Skills

  • Listening

Content

  • Website/other users supply

Usability

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

Straighforward, intuitive

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 + 12 others

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

Medium. Lyricstraining does not require logging in for the browser version, so the user data collected is limited. The app requires an account. Besides that, it collects information such as name, email and age that claims it does not sell to third parties. It employs Google Analytics to process data and displays advertisement on the website. The policy acknowledges the importance of data security but also highlights that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. The policy provides users with the ability to access, correct, or delete their personal data. Lyricstraining complies 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)

Somewhat, users can choose among many songs which to play.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Compatibility/ Operating System

Other technical requirements


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Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

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Vocabulary
Grammar
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Website/other users supply

 


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