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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

Vorleser

Principal function(s): Audiobooks

Vorleser is a free audiobook platform that offers more than 750 audiobooks in German. It is available as a website and an app. Users can listen to audiobooks on the website or download them for free as MP3 files. They are accompanied by 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 practical 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

Skills

  • Listening

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

German

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

Medium. Vorleser does not require login or installation, and might collect personal data through contact forms. It also gathers data automatically during websites visits such as browser type and IP address. The purpose of collecting this data is primarily to ensure the proper functioning of the website by statistically analysing user behavior in an anonymized and aggregated form. For that, it might be shared with third parties. Importantly, it also refers to third-party services such as Google Analytics and Google AdSense, which may collect additional data for their analytics and advertising services. Vorleser emphasises treating personal data confidentially and following legal data protection requirements. It acknowledges users’ rights to request information about their stored personal data, together with the correction, blocking, or deletion of this data. Vorleser does not explicitly state compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

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

Yes, audio books and texts can be downloaded.

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?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

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