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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

Road to Grammar

Principal function(s): Autonomous learning

This site provides learners with plenty of materials related to English grammar. It provides users with quizzes, notes and PDFs, so the content can be printed and used in class by educators but also by learners autonomously. It also contains resources for young pupils, teachers, and content tailored to business language. There is no YouTube video tutorial for this tool, but please see on Twitter @RoadToGrammar who identifies as running the site. Evaluation: An easy-to-use and practical site with materials to improve learners’ grammar and vocabulary and aid them in learning autonomously. The games tab has entertaining ways to learn a language with a gamified format. Teachers can use RoadtoGrammar as a shortcut to new material for English teaching. Overall, it is a valuable and straightforward tool for learning and teaching English. Within RoadtoGrammar there is a diagnostic tool called “Text Analyzer” that rates the difficulty of a text according to CEFR Levels. Moreover, this tool has other functions such as generating a suggested vocabulary list and directing users to an online dictionary to show their meaning.

Cost: Free

Website: http://www.roadtogrammar.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Straightforward, slightly old-fashioned.

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. Road to Grammar does not ask for any personal data since it does not require installing or setting up an account. However, it seems to gather cookies since advertisements are tailored to users’ location. There is no privacy section on the website.

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

No.

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

Windows, Linux, MAC, iOS, Android.

Other technical requirements


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Grammar
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Content
You 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 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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