Other useful tools are the links to popular radio stations or TV stations where the learners can listen the natural language.
The lesson plans help the teachers to find new and creative ways to teach and to keep the students engaged. They can guide the trainer how present the material in more fun and innovative way. In the lesson plans are included some worksheets with exercises or quizzes that can be used for examination of the knowledge acquired by the students. The answer keys are also available next to each worksheet. The lesson plans are divided in different parts – purpose of the lesson; learning outcomes; materials needed; input from the teacher; example exercises and possible assessment methods.
Pros and cons:
+ The vocabulary is accompanied by audio and written pronunciation which allows the student to practice the pronunciation at home.
– Very little vocabulary topics – weather; shopping; meeting new people; ordering food and asking directions. Some languages offer also music; fashion; coffee and friends and family topics.
This tool presents interactive language lessons focused on basic elements of a foreign language in a way that beginner learners could acquire new knowledge immediately after some lessons. It could be used from the learners for self-preparation and practicing and from the trainers for preparation of lessons.
|Complexity of the development / implementation of the content||Medium. The material is divided into Grammar guides, vocabulary list, articles, games and useful links.|
|Comfort of use||Easy|
|Skills and knowledge required||Basic|
|Hardware requirements||Computer, headphones, microphone.|
|Software requirements||Adobe Flash Player required|
|Expected technological tendency/trend||Medium|
|Mobile friendly||No||Registration required||No|