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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

Principal function(s):

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

Skills

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary

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?

High

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

Other technical requirements


 
This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission


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Screen capture
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Virtual worlds
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Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
Speaking
Reading
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Vocabulary
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Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 

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