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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

Romanica

Principal function(s): Game apps

Romanica is a game app produced by the French Ministry of Culture. It transports players into different worlds where they need to recognize the meaning of words and the language they belong to. The words are all from Romanesque languages (French, Romanian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, and Corsican). More words are gradually unlocked as one works their way up in the game. While progressing through the game, cultural information is unlocked and badges are awarded. Evaluation: A creative way for learners to practice and learn new vocabulary in Romance languages. It can be a little difficult without prior knowledge of these languages, but it is still manageable.

Cost: Free with app downloading

Website: https://www.culture.gouv.fr/Sites-thematiques/Langue-francaise-et-langues-de-France/Ressources/Ressources-pedagogiques-et-sensibilisation/Romanica

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Vocabulary

Content

  • Website/other users supply

Usability

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

Simple, user-friendly

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

French and Romanian

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

Medium. Romanica’s privacy policy states that no personal or nominative data is collected within the game. However, it is hosted by Google Play, which might collect cookies. Moreover, it uses non-identifiable information to improve the game and for analytical purposes. It does not display advertisements on its interface. Romanica 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

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?

Yes, it is an app.

Compatibility/ Operating System

Android, iOS

Other technical requirements


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