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Principal function(s): Quiz/exercise makers
ESL Video is a website that offers grammar and listening activities as well as teaching materials for students and teachers of English. It also allows users to create their own teaching materials such as quizzes that are based on YouTube videos. ESL Video allows teachers to track students' scores. All videos are categorised according to the levels, starting from beginning (A1) to advanced (C1). See an example with a video and a quiz here: https://www.eslvideo.com/quiz.php?id=37534
Evaluation: By using real-world videos such as news, educational and inspiring talks, music videos or short clips from movies and series, ESL Video helps students work on their listening skills. Through quizzes, learners can also check their understanding and work on their grammar skills. Teachers can access other materials shared by fellow teachers and create a class code for their videos so that they can see their students’ results. They can also create their own class page so that they can have all of their videos in one place. For more information see users’ guide: https://www.eslvideo.com/users_guide.php
Cost: Free without registration
Type Of Interaction
Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface
Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task
Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to
Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?
Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction
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. You can make your own quizzes with Youtube videos.
Compatibility/ Operating System
All operating systems
Other technical requirements
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.
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