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Learn language

http://www.learnalanguage.com/

This is a platform with over 150 free lessons. There are fun games, “Learning Lounge” lessons and “Memory Machine” activities. There are also lists with important phrases, survival expressions and slang words in the chosen language. There are over 350 verbs and over 1500 new words also.

Resource/Tool Description

Didactic Analysis

The platform is divided in several sections:

Words – divided into categories with free flash cards and interactive games and puzzles; the flash cards have audio from native speakers.

Phrases – useful phrases divided according to the topic; free audio conversations between native speakers.

Video blog – many educative video lessons.

Verbs – verb lists and Conjugation Chart; there are audio flash cards and interactive games for practicing and easy memorising the new verbs and its conjugations in the different tenses.

Culture – interesting facts; habits; traditions; useful information about the respective country. Learning about culture is an important part of learning a foreign language.

There is a special section for teachers and trainers with free PowerPoint Lessons on different topics. All of them are colourful, very attractive and interesting for the students. They could make the lesson really fun and at the same time educative and beneficial for the learners.

Pros and cons:
+ Interactive games and puzzles
+ Appropriate for children
– The online dictionary doesn’t work properly

All the sections in the platform could be of help to the trainers for preparation of the next lesson. The games and the flash cards are interactive and interesting and some of them could be appropriate even for children.

Technical Analysis

 

Complexity of the development / implementation of the content Web based resources for language learning with flash based activities. User interface design is not proper, there is too much content in each page and many advertisements.
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, usability is low but there are interactive parts and the amount of content is high.
Open Source No Access Online
Mobile friendly No Registration required No

Additional Information

Level

A1, A2

Access

Online

Language

Multiple languages

Mobile friendly

No

url

http://www.learnalanguage.com/

Target group

Beginners

Topic

Grammar, Listening comprehension, Speaking + phonetics, Vocabulary extension