e-Resource Review is a new series where Digitales staff road-test various e-Resources and sum up their findings in a Digitales Fast Five. Today it’s Maya and Regina at the driver’s seat, and they’re taking a look at…
Describe this resource in one sentence.
Maya: Language learning for kids with good student and teacher resources.
Regina: Fun and colourful language learning tool for kids.
You would use this if…
Maya: You are learning language basics yourself or you wanted support materials for structured language learning.
Regina: It was more intuitive. There’s a bit of a learning curve involved when you first start because not all the buttons are named, so it’ll take a bit of getting used to.
It’s suitable for…
Maya: Teachers and students up to about 12 years old.
Regina: Primary school students — the design is very simplistic and cartoony.
It would be useful for schools and/or libraries because…
Maya: It has a range of languages for ESL and LOTE learning, so it’s almost a one-stop shop for language learning.
Regina: There’s a teacher-tracking tool where teachers can assign work to students, look at scores and reports, and even create their own content.
My favourite feature is…
Maya: The naughts and crosses game.
Regina: The ‘My Content’ tool! It’s good that teachers won’t have to limit themselves to content already available but can tailor the material to what they’re actually teaching in class.
Languagenut is a language learning tool designed to support primary school teachers in the delivery of languages other than English (LOTE) and English as a Second language (ESL). Covering four years worth of learning, Languagenut unlocks the business of learning languages in a way that is rigorous, progressive and fun.
With over 60,000 users in Australia and 7 million students globally, Languagenut is a site that is time-saving, engaging and rich with virtual resources that engage and enhance the learning of up to more than 20 languages. It includes a choice of fun games that are bright, colourful and user-friendly. For students that do not speak English as their first language, Languagenut also provides 70+ support ESL languages.