The videos offer the learners basic communication skills useful for everyday situations. In each lesson there is a list with the new vocabulary.
After the lessons there is useful information and links to other platforms for language training, which could be used in class and for self-preparation.
The platform offers some free of charge applications and educational games which are useful also if the learners are children.
The trainers could use the videos in class when presenting new vocabulary. The learners will be able to see the proper writing of the words with transcription as well as hear their pronunciation. The trainer could also use the short video dialogues for presenting simple everyday situations in a clear and understandable way. For example the dialogue “What’s in the bag?” presents the contents of a backpack. All items are displayed and the words are pronounced very clearly.
Pros and cons:
+ Easy to use
+ The lessons are divided according to different theme
+ The vocabulary is divided according to different theme
– The lessons are not thematically consecutive
The platform is useful for language trainers to implement in class. Some parts of it are good for self-preparation, but not all. If a learner has no language skills or only basic ones it will be impossible for him/her to use the grammar videos. The grammar is partially presented in the videos and there is need of additional assistance from teacher or language trainer.
The vocabulary presented in the videos is enough for maintaining very basic everyday conversations.
|Complexity of the development / implementation of the content||Each lesson contains videos uploaded on YouTube so can be accessed within the above page or directly on YouTube. The videos can also embedded in other webpages.|
|Comfort of use||Easy|
|Skills and knowledge required||Basic|
|Hardware requirements||Computer, tablet, Smartphone, headphones|
|Software requirements||No specific software requirements|
|Expected technological tendency/trend||Medium, materials can be easily used in different online platforms|
|Mobile friendly||Yes||Registration required||No|