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Internet Polyglot

http://www.internetpolyglot.com/

Internet Polyglot is dedicated to helping the members learn foreign languages by providing them a way to memorize words and their meanings. This helps the memory to grasp more information and retain it for longer time. All the courses are on basic level, but they have lots of resources. The new material is presented in an interactive way with digital flash cards which make the learning more enjoyable and productive. Many modules are implemented in form of simple games, either audio or image based which help to boost the learning process.

Resource/Tool Description

Didactic Analysis

The user has to choose a language combination (2 of the 37 languages) – the first is the language that wants to learn and the second is the language that speaks (all the explanations and translations will be in it).

The platform offers wide range of audio lessons divided according to different topic and all recorded by native speaker. They are available only if the second language is English and are not available for every language combination. The words in the lessons are pronounced in the first language and after that translated in English. The voice is very clear and there is a pause between the words for repetition.

There are lots of educational games that could be directly used in class or given to exams or tests for assessment of the learners’ knowledge – Picture game (matching a picture with the correct translation); Guessing game (matching a word with the correct translation); Matching game (matching a group of words with their translations); Typing games (guessing and typing the correct word); Word search (searching words in a puzzle of letters).

Pros and cons:
+ Interactive platform
+ Audio lessons
– Takes time to learn how to use the platform – it is not very intuitive

The purpose of the platform is to help the students to memorize the material, not learn it. The learner should already know the subject and to use the platform for exercising.

Technical Analysis

 

Complexity of the development / implementation of the content Low. It is a website that helps learning foreign languages by helping to memorize the material. It is suggested to be a supplementary course. Here you can create and modify your own lessons and share them with others. Mainly vocabulary, with some lessons arranged by topics and games that help you practice learned vocabulary.
Comfort of use Easy. After choosing a language you have two options: games or lessons.
Skills and knowledge required Basic
Hardware requirements Computer
Software requirements No specific software requirements
Expected technological tendency/trend Low. This type of tools are becoming less popular as they have limited features and do not offer progress check or certificates and are not visually attractive.
Open Source Yes Access Online
Mobile friendly No Registration required No

Additional Information

Level

A1

Access

Online

Language

Multiple languages

Mobile friendly

No

url

http://www.internetpolyglot.com/

Target group

Beginners

Topic

Vocabulary extension