The podcasts could be used in class for practicing and later at home for exercising the material learnt at class. There are more than 2000 podcasts on different topics and for different levels – beginner; intermediate and advanced lessons.
Pros and cons:
+ Wide choice of podcasts
+ The podcasts are free to use and downloadable
+ Each podcast is labelled according to the difficulty level – beginner; intermediate or advanced
– Everything except the podcasts is not free to use
Podcasts are really useful for teaching and learning new language. The huge podcast database offered from this platform could be of great help both for trainers and learners.
|Complexity of the development / implementation of the content||Medium. The site contains audio, video and pdf files to learn. It combines daily podcasts, variety of learning tools and a community of students/experts to practice with.|
|Comfort of use||Easy|
|Skills and knowledge required||Basic|
|Hardware requirements||Computer, tablet, smartphone.|
|Software requirements||Flash Player required.|
|Expected technological tendency/trend||Medium. It uses podcast and has forum/Skype community.|
|Mobile friendly||No||Registration required||Yes|