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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

Youglish

Principal function(s): Autonomous learning

Youglish is an online tool designed to help its users improve their pronunciation in their target language (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese). Simply enter the word or phrase which you would like to pronounce into the search bar and Youglish will provide you with hundreds of videos in which your desired word is said in context. It also provides you with a phonetic breakdown of the word in question. It is also a great tool to expand your knowledge of vocabulary in context. With languages such as English, Portuguese, Chinese and French, one can even choose the accent that one would like to hear, such as American or English. Evaluation: A very useful resource for those looking to work on their pronunciation or their students' pronunciation. Youglish does not only provide examples of how a word is pronounced but acts as a dictionary as well. Click on any word in the sentence being said in the video and Youglish will provide its definition, examples of its use in a sentence, and synonyms.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://youglish.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Pronunciation

Content

  • Website/other users supply

Usability

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

Simple

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 and 15+ other languages

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

Medium. Youglish.com collects non-identifiable and anonymous information, referred to as "non-personal Information." Therefore, it does not gather personal information, collecting instead technical and usage data such as browser type, IP address, domain name, date and time of access, and pages visited. The purpose of collecting this data is not explicitly mentioned, but it is primarily for site functionality and analytics. It places cookies on users' browsers, and it refers to ads served on the website. Youglish does not provide specific details on how data is stored and protected or users’ rights. It does not state compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

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

Yes, login required

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)

You choose the word or phrase which you would like to pronounce

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac

Other technical requirements


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Principal Functions
Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

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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