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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

Digital Dialects

Principal function(s): Autonomous learningGame apps

A gamified language learning website that offers interactive materials for learning around 80 languages, including many minority and endangered languages. Materials contain exercises for practising and learning grammar, vocabulary, spelling, phrases and scripts and alphabets. Vocabulary lists are accompanied by audio for practising pronunciation and listening skills. Exercises can be used for independent learning as well as in the classroom. Games and exercises are easy to use by young children. The website also provides information about culture and language, links to other useful resources and language learning tips. Evaluation: A useful resource for learning basic vocabulary. It is particularly suitable for younger learners due to its interactive features. It contains games for learning minority and endangered languages such as Cook Island Maori, Horami, Saami, Nuiean and Karelian.

Cost: Free without registration

Website: https://www.digitaldialects.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

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

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

Medium/low. Digital Dialects is run mainly on a voluntary basis and therefore does not monetise any of its contents. It does not share user data, in this case email addresses and others, with any third party. However, third parties such as Google or Amazon collect cookies for advertisement. It does not mention compliance with GDPR, and the privacy policy misses lots of important information 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)

No. The learner must follow the pathway set by the game.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

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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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