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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

Radio Garden

Principal function(s): Streaming/radio services

Radio Garden is a suitable tool for students to practise and improve their pronunciation and listening skills by listening to music, interviews and much more in different languages. Users just have to click on the desired part of the world where to “travel” and select a radio station from the offered list. Specific radio stations can also be searched. Evaluation: Radio Garden is a great online app for language learners to expose themselves to authentic audio material such as songs or interviews in the language(s) they are learning. The only drawback is that the mobile app contains pop-up ads. The web version does not require signing up, making surfing on the platform completely effortless.

Cost: Free

Website: http://radio.garden/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Listening

Content

  • Website/other users supply

Usability

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

Straightforward, intuitive

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

English

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

Medium. Radio Garden collects various types of data, including some personal data such as email addresses, usage data, location data, and cookies. However, this seems to occur only in specific instances since Radio Garden can be used without signing in. The platform cooperates with third-party service providers, such as Google Analytics and Google AdSense. Radio Garden’s privacy policy acknowledges that efforts are made to protect user data and mentions directing traffic through Cloudflare for performance and overload protection, and Cloudflare's privacy policy is referenced. It also acknowledges users’ rights to access, update, or delete their personal data within their account settings. See more here.

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

Yes, you can save your favourite radio stations

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)

No

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Not for the browser version, but yes for the app.

Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

Other technical requirements


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

Skills
Listening
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Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


Latest addition to the ICT-REV inventory

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. ... View details

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