Interactive Phonemic Chart - The Service Communications Cooperative Ltd with Morley College London
This is a free online visual aid: an imaginative, interactive, colour-coded phonemic experience with 44 audio and films constructed to engage and inspire learners in the classroom, or in their own time via phone, tablet or computer. The cleverly edited films visually demonstrate explanations; text on screen and quirky conversations illustrate sounds in context to consolidate learning. Actors in the films are from northern and middle areas of England. They show pronunciation is a motor skill, so unlock the secrets of exactly how to achieve each sound. Whatever accent a learner may have, this tool aims to raise awareness, encourage practice and develop confidence in pronouncing English.
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Learning English: English for Health and Social Care Workers - Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd
English for Health and Social Care Workers is a ten-unit course book which provides learners with an excellent working knowledge of medical terms, different medications and equipment, colloquial terms used by service users and policies and procedures used in the care environment as well as improving their spoken communication, vocabulary, grammar and report writing skills. It corresponds to the B1 level of the CEFR and can be used in the classroom or for independent study. Audio and answers are provided online.
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LearnMatch - VE Vision Education GmbH
LearnMatch - A highly motivational free mobile language learning application. It is a technically advanced vocabulary trainer for English and 5 more languages. Its unique LiveMatch-feature lets everyone compete in fun vocabulary matches with friends, family or any member of the LearnMatch-Community releasing unseen positive emotions and social involvement. Furthermore, it offers a powerful personalised dictionary, plug-in and translation technology tool allowing an outstanding relevance and personalisation for all English language learners, independent from their knowledge-level. Learning almost happens automatically when embedded in a playful and emotional context.
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Tim's Pronunciation Workshop - BBC Learning English
A series of 30 short, entertaining online videos, Tim's Pronunciation Workshop helps English learners of all nationalities to improve their pronunciation by highlighting and raising awareness of features of connected speech. Each episode explores a specific feature of pronunciation, such as elision, assimilation, weak forms and more. Tim explains these via a range of digital techniques including slow-motion, text-on-screen, native speaker vox-pops - and Tim's twin brother, 'Tom', puts in an occasional appearance! Practice opportunities are provided via text-supported native speaker models and we end on a visual summary. Further practice and extension opportunities are available as interactive online activities.
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Wordable - Playlingo Ltd. with Cambridge University Press
For many learners, vocabulary learning is a grind. There are thousands of words and it’s easy to forget words as you learn new ones. Wordable is a new mobile game designed to tackle this motivation problem in a fun quiz-style game where learners compete with friends to see who is the fastest to learn new English words.
Wordable combines social gaming’s motivational power with serious learning that blends Cambridge Dictionary content, a word memorisation technology and research-proven ELT techniques such as high frequency words, bilingual/L2 practice, spaced repetition and active recall learning. The goal ¬– to make vocabulary learning fun, social and effective.
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