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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

Memrise

Principal function(s): Autonomous learning

Memrise is an online language learning platform that offers courses and interactive lessons to help users learn languages efficiently. Users can choose from different languages and levels, including beginner to advanced, and access lessons that incorporate vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, and reading exercises. Memrise uses spaced repetition and memorising techniques to optimise learning and retention. It offers both free and premium plans. Users need an account to use Memrise. Evaluation: Memrise is a useful platform for learning a target language. It provides interactive lessons encompassing all linguistic competencies and has a catchy interface that makes learning more enjoyable. It also allows teachers to create and share their own courses, facilitating tailored teaching. Average IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration + paid premium plans

Website: https://www.memrise.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

Content

  • Website/other users supply

Usability

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

User-friendly, modern

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

Yes

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

Medium/High. Memrise collects various types of personal data, including name, email address, username, profile picture, and payment information, together with learning data, including test answers, learning scores, progress within a course, and voice data for certain features for providing its language learning services. It mentions taking reasonable administrative and technical steps to protect personal data. Users can change or correct their data and request its deletion through their user settings. The option to opt out of marketing communications is provided. In the EU, it complies 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)

Yes, users can choose courses from a variety of languages, levels, and topics to better suit their learning goals.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Yes for the app, not for the web version

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux + iOS and Android apps

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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