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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

LearnEnglish by the British Council

Principal function(s): Autonomous learning

LearnEnglish is the British Council’s platform for supporting adult learners in learning English. It provides links to many online courses (live, self-study, personal tutoring) and to online level tests alongside a variety of resources organised under headings such as Skills, Grammar, Vocabulary, General English and Business English. Evaluation: LearnEnglish is a valuable platform for learners to improve and extend their knowledge of English. It has a simple interface which makes it easy to search and find appropriate content. It offers information on online courses, grammar reference and tests, vocabulary exercises, games, podcasts, videos and more and all content is tailored to CEFR levels. Overall, it is an excellent resource for learners of English, although users should be aware that there is an emphasis on courses specifically offered by the British Council. There is no tutorial on YouTube for this tool.

Cost: Free

Website: https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

Skills

  • Speaking
  • 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

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. The site gathers cookies that are used for different purposes, such as marketing. It does not share information with third parties for business purposes or sell user data. The privacy policy mentions reasonable security measures. It also policy outlines the rights of individuals, including the right to access personal information, restrict processing, object to processing, and request erasure. LearnEnglish by the British Council states compliance with the GDPR. See more here

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

Yes, with an account.

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)

Content is adapted to CEFR levels.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No installation is required. Creating an account is optional.

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Linux, MAC, iOS, Android.

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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