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Visuwords

Visuwords is an online graphical dictionary — Users can look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. The platform produces diagrams reminiscent of a neural net providing a visual aid for the users to learn how words associate. Great for writers, journalists, students, teachers, and artists.
Users can enter words into the search box to look them up or double-click a node to expand the tree, click and drag the background to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom and hover over nodes to see the definition and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections.
Visuwords uses Princeton University’s WordNet, an opensource database built by University students and language researchers. Combined with a visualisation tool and user interface built from a combination of modern web technologies, Visuwords is available as a free resource to all patrons of the web.
No membership required.

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EnglishCentral

EnglishCentral is a leading provider of online English conversation solutions. The EnglishCentral platform combines the web's best English videos, its own proprietary IntelliSpeech℠ assessment technology, an adaptive vocabulary learning system and live tutors. All this is delivered seamlessly over web and mobile. Users can WATCH a video a day, recommended based on level and interests. MARK any words they don't know, LEARN new words by filling in the blanks while interacting with the video line, SPEAK new words in context, getting instant feedback on pronunciation and fluency, and have a 1-on-1 conversation with a private tutor about the video.

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A Visual Manifesto

A Visual Manifesto for Language Teaching is a short film by Anna Whitcher and Kieran Donaghy. The film examines the increasingly important role of images in our world, and how we can encourage students to engage with images more meaningfully and creatively in our educational systems.

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Anna Whitcher and Kieran Donaghy

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Overstream: free online subtitle editor

Overstream is a free online editor for creating and synchronizing subtitles to any online video (YouTube, Google Video, MySpace Video, Veoh, Blip.tv, Archive.org and Vimeo.com), store subtitles on the Overstream server, and send the link to the subtitled video to other users, friends or colleagues.

Overstream supports all languages, however, in order to work, the language must be installed on the viewer's computer.
Both javascript and cookies need to be enabled in your browser in order for this website to work as intended. Also, the Overstream Editor and Player require Flash Player version 8 or above to be installed.

For more information, visit the FAQ section of the webste http://www.overstream.net/help.php

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Report on Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages

The study “Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report” is the first public output of the LangOER network, an ambitious project with highly motivated partners adressing the role of OER in less used European languages which run the risk of being linguistically and culturally marginalized in a fast developing digital world.

The LangOER network, consisting of nine European partners, is a three-year project (January 2014 - December 2016) co-funded by the European Commission (Lifelong Learning Programme, KA2 action).

The Report and the annex to the study are both available for download

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Linda Bradley, Sylvi Vigmo (LangOER network)

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SignMedia - Interactive learning resource

This is a website for Deaf Media Professionals who want to improve their written English skills. An online learning resource that teaches elements of broadcast media industry-specific English through Sign Language video and interactive tasks.
The video narrative and gameplay immerses learners into an alternative reality where learners start to work for the fictional Deaf production company Sunrise Media Productions as the production manager for the soap opera ‘Beautiful Days’.

The resource has been designed primarily as a vocational tool for Deaf media professionals, but can also benefit Deaf media students and other Sign Language users who wish to develop their written English at an intermediate level or learn media specific signs. Hearing people with a professional or personal interest in sign languages can also benefit from an extensive Sign Language glossary of Media terminology – the first of its kind.
The Learning Tool is signed in British, Italian and Austrian Sign Languages.

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Christine Jolly, international SignMedia project, lead by the University of Wolverhampton (UK).

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Consumer Classroom Website

The Consumer Classroom website aims to promote consumer education and in particular to encourage its teaching in European secondary schools. It is a multilingual pan European website financed by the General Directorate of Health and Consumers of the European Commission.
Find valuable resources on childcare, information and communication, social media and net safety, languages ...

Tune into English

A website full of music clips, videos and songs that can be sung along by everyone, ideal for learning English.
"Songs help make the learning of new words and structures more natural and long lasting. By singing along, students are naturally acquiring correct pronunciation. Many of the songs on this site highlight and exploit different Grammar points, as well as Vocabulary. Students’ awareness of rhyming words is also heightened in many of the activities. The activities on this site can be adapted to any level, and are real. They are very easy to find – if the teacher doesn’t have a copy of the students’ favourite songs, the students will almost certainly have one."
The site contains lots of helpful tools like phonetic charts, games and explanations.

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- Tune into Ireland
- Bob Dylan
- Tune into Italy
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Lyrics Training

Learn languages by singin, a website full of music clips and videos that invite you to sing along with the lyrics. 7 languages (English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German) and many genres (from Pop and dance to children's music, country and opera... built in language games test your knowledge, for beginners as well as advanced.

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Wonder How To

On this web portal users can find more than 170,000 how-to videos & articles from more than 17,000 specialised creators. They are organized in 35 vertical categories and 424 sub-categories. The how-to videos are specially categorised into four main categories: Lifestyle, Science and Tech, Arts, and Gaming.
The access to the contents does not require any subscription or login. Nevertheless, by making an account (signing up is free) users are able to "follow" various subcategories of DIY topics they may want to learn more about.
There is an evaluation system in place, based on user-generated feedback: users can give "kudos" to videos that they find helpful.

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• Arts
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• Science & Tech
- Autos, Motorcycles & Planes
- Computers & Programming
- Disaster Preparation
- Education
- Electronics
- Film & Theater
- Software
- Weapons
• Lifestyle
- Alcohol
- Business & Money
- Dating & Relationships
- Diet & Health
- Family
- Fitness
- Food
- Home & Garden
- Hosting & Entertaining
- Language
- Motivation & Self Help
- Outdoor Recreation
- Pets & Animals
- Pranks & Cons
- Spirituality
- Sports
- Travel
• Gaming
- Gambling
- Games
- Hobbies & Toys
- Magic & Parlor Tricks
- Video Games

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Bryan Crow, Mike Goedecke, Stephen Chao, Justin Meyers

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