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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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Vorleser

Vorleser is a website which offers more than 750 audio books in German. It is also available as an app. Users can listen to audiobooks on the website or download them for free as MP3 files. Audiobooks are accompanied with texts that can also be downloaded for free as PDF documents. All recordings are produced by Vorleser’s narrators. The program includes poetry, short stories and novels and covers topics such as love, crime or mystery. The collection offers works by classic and contemporary authors.

Evaluation: Vorleser is a good tool for learners of German as a foreign language. It can be used for enhancing language skills such as listening and reading. It is suitable for intermediate and advanced students.

Cost: Free without registration

Website: https://www.vorleser.net/

           

Categories

Type of interaction
  • Individual work
Content
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
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): German
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: Yes, audio books and texts can be downloaded.
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: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
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