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Are you learning a foreign language and having a feeling that your textbook is just not enough? The web offers a number of tools that can be used to enhance the learning experience inside and outside the classroom. They are interesting and fun and some of them were selected here for you.

Voxy

Voxy helps you learn languages in the context of your life by transforming your activities, surroundings, and the media you consume into personalized lessons.

Type:Online language platform, E-learning, video clips, audio courses, professional glossary, pedagogical tool with exercises Added on:13/03/2013
Language:English Target:All
Language Robot - Keelerobot

The product created by the Academy of Security Sciences is a language simulator which uses voice recognition as a language tool for professional language training for border guards in Estonia and across Europe in the near future.

Type:E-learning, video clips, audio courses, professional glossary, pedagogical tool with exercises Added on:22/10/2012
Language:Estonian Target:Border guards
EuroCatering Language Training (ECLT)

EuroCatering Language Training - a web-based interactive language course and social platform in 7 languages for the catering sector.

Type:E-learning, video clips, audio courses, professional glossary, pedagogical tool with exercises Added on:16/10/2012
Language:FR, ES, NL, SI, NO, Galician Target:Students, trainees, employees in the hotel and catering sector
English Grammar Online

EGO4U is mainly an online tool for practicing grammar, but it also contains a dictionary, a section on vocabulary training, as well as a reading and writing section. It primarily focuses on everyday English, but you also find a section on business English.

An evaluation of this language tool is available.

Type:Grammar, dictionary, vocabulary training, reading and writing section Added on:18/05/2012
Language:English Target:Teenagers, adults
Babel.Nation.com

This website offers a complete language course in Portuguese after which, according to the operators, the user will have learnt enough Portuguese to be able follow a conversation or communicate with Portuguese native speakers.

An evaluation of this language tool is available.

Type:Audio examples, vocabulary trainer, exercises, tests on-line Added on:18/05/2012
Language: Portuguese Target:Adults
Deutsche Welle

With the on-line tool - “Deutsche Welle”- German can be learnt through e-learning, video clips, audio courses, podcasts (downloadable) as well as through printable texts and worksheets.  The offer ranges from courses for beginners to advanced learners (A1-C2 levels of the CEFR).

An evaluation of this language tool is available.

Type:E-learning, video clips, audio courses, podcasts (downloadable), printable texts and worksheets Added on:18/05/2012
Language:German Target:Teenagers, adults
Russlandjournal

Russlandjournal.de is a tool for grammar, vocabulary and regional studies. There are no admission requirements – it is free of charge for everyone - without registration.

An evaluation of this language tool is available.

Type:Information-system, Co-operative learning, Podcasts for 100 lessons Added on:13/05/2012
Language:Russian Target:Adults
Russian-online.net

Russian-online.net is a tool for grammar and vocabulary. There is no entry procedure – it is free of charge for everyone without registration (exception: there is a fee for the Ruslanka vocabulary trainer).

An evaluation of this language tool is available.

Type:Vocab -trainer, Information-system, Co-operative learning (chat, forum etc.), Grammar trainer, Mini on-line language course for beginners and advanced students, Text converter from Latin letters to Cyrillic script, Letter writing assistance Added on:13/05/2012
Language:Russian Target:Children, teenagers, adults
Iluss

Iluss Educational provides a large collection of language tools and resources for teachers, learners and academics interested in the Italian language.

An evaluation of this language tool is available.

Type:Dictionary, Vocab – trainer, Information-system, Additional material, Co-operative learning Added on:13/05/2012
Language:Italian Target:Teenagers, adults
eMagyarul

You can learn Hungarian in these 12 modules. You are able to choose the order in which you do the modules. Feedback, whether your answers are right or wrong, is immediate if required/wished.

An evaluation of this language tool is available.

Type:Dictionary, Vocab-trainer, Drill & practice, Information-system, Dictionary and conversations with correct pronunciation, Grammar exercises Added on:13/05/2012
Language:Hungarian Target:Teenagers, Adults
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European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) ALTE
European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI) Club de Madrid European Council of Literary Translators' Associations
Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU European Forum of Vocational Education and Training European Association for Terminology
Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) Federation of European Publishers
Eurolang EEE-YFU European Council of Artists (ECA)
European Publishers Council European Theatre Convention European Federation for Intercultural Learning
Literature Across frontiers EUROCLIO RECIT
EUNIC in Brussels Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe)
European Federation of National Institutions for Language Culturelink Federal Union of European Nationalities

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