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Useful online tools for grammar and vocabulary lessons

A look at online tools which a teacher can use to check learners' understanding of language and tools which learners can use to practise language.
© UCLES 2018
We’re now going to look at some online resources that can be used when teaching language online, either during a lesson, or when setting learners homework, or if you’re encouraging them to do some self-study.

Task

You’re going to research three digital tools for use in language lessons.
Click on the links below and find out what each one does if you’re not already familiar with them. Then, answer these questions:
Is it for use in lessons, for self-study or both?
For what purpose can it be used in online learning?
What age group(s) of learners is it appropriate for?
If you’re already familiar with it in the face-to-face classroom, how might it work differently in an online environment?

1. Kahoot

Kahoot is an online tool designed to check learners’ understanding or knowledge.
What is Kahoot?
A maths class playing Kahoot

2. Quizlet

Quizlet is an online tool designed to help learners memorise information, e.g. vocabulary items.
What is Quizlet?

3. Quiz your English

The Quiz your English app is a language game which learners play with other users from around the world and compete for points.
What is Quiz your English?

Reflect and share

How do, or how could, you use the tools above in online lessons? What other online tools or resources do you use when planning and delivering grammar or vocabulary lessons? Share your ideas in the comments.
© UCLES 2018
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