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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

ESL Video

Principal function(s): Autonomous learningQuiz/exercise makers

ESL Videos is a platform providing a collection of educational videos tailored for English language learners. Users can explore a variety of videos covering different topics, including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and cultural aspects. They can also create their own teaching materials such as quizzes based on YouTube videos. All videos are categorised according to the levels, starting from beginning (A1) to advanced (C1), making it easy to find suitable materials. Here is an example with a video and a quiz here. ESL Videos is completely free and does not require signing up for use. Evaluation: ESL Video is a useful tool since it uses real-world videos to help students work on their listening comprehension skills. Examples of videos are news excerpts, educational and inspiring talks, music videos or short clips from movies and series. Through quizzes, learners can also check their understanding and work on their grammar skills. Teachers can access materials shared by other teachers and create class codes for their videos so that they can see their students’ results. They can also create their own class page so to gather all of their videos in one place. For more information see the user’s guide.

Cost: Free without registration.

Website: https://eslvideo.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Listening

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Straightforward.

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

Medium.

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. ESL Video’s privacy policy explicitly mentions the types of personal information that may be collected, such as name, email address, phone number, IP address, and more. This is a considerable amount of data, which might contravene data minimisation principles. However, users are not obligated to provide this information, although refusing to do so may affect ESL Video's services. Its privacy policy mentions that efforts are made to protect the privacy of user accounts and personal information but does not provide specific details about security measures. ESL Video also outlines users' rights, such as the right to access, rectify, withdraw consent, request erasure, and data portability. It provides contact information for users to exercise these rights. ESL Video’s privacy policy 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)

Yes. Users can choose from existing materials or create theirs out of any video.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Compatibility/ Operating System

Other technical requirements


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Principal Functions
Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


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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 different languages. 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 in English, French, Japanese, Italian, German, and Spanish. Playphrase is free to use and does not require setting up an account for use. ... View details

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