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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

UsingEnglish

Principal function(s): Autonomous learning

UsingEnglish.com is a website specialised in English teaching and learning as a foreign language. It offers numerous worksheets, exercises and quizzes to practice different skills such as vocabulary, grammar, writing and reading. Exercises are divided into skills or topics. Evaluation: A user-friendly website for teachers and learners of English. It offers many exercises and also explanations for different grammatical categories. Unfortunately, some of the content is paywalled.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.usingenglish.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

Content

  • Website/other users supply

Usability

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

Simple, intuitive

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. UsingEnglish.com collects both information that users provide directly (such as contact data, credentials, demographic data, and content) and information that is automatically collected when using the service (such as service use data, device connectivity and configuration data, and location data). This is done to manage the service, provide customer support, enhance products and services, personalise content, and serve tailored advertisements. Also, it collects cookies for various purposes, including tracking visitor behavior and compiling statistical reports. Users are given information on how to manage cookies in their browsers. UsingEnglish.com mentions employing appropriate security measures, including administrative, technical, and physical precautions. It acknowledges users’ right to request access to their information. UsingEnglish.com does not explicitly mention 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)

No

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

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

 


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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