Languagenut

Languagenut

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Catalogue no: DES028ONL

Media: ONLINE RESOURCE

Category: LOTE & ESL, Language Learning

Release Date: 08-02-2012

Languagenut is a vibrant, engaging and academically rigorous language learning tool.

Languagenut is a vibrant, engaging and academically rigorous language learning tool.


Mapped to the International Framework, with the opportunity of independent content creation, it supports integrated learning. The games that Languagenut offers are a fun, interactive way to introduce and consolidate a second language. Through a variety of sentence-building activities, with content including connectives, verbs, factual statements and opinions, language learning is pushed beyond the noun. The visual resources enhance the learning of up to 24 different languages from English and offers an ESL component with 28 support languages for non-English speakers to learn, with guidance in their native tongue. Languagenut provides immediate user-specific feedback, awarding encouraging points and medals for completed games and tests. It has an easily accessible admin area, which enables teachers to set up classes of students, set homework and monitor progress over the 4 key skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing.

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Languagenut Review by Maya, Regina
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1) 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.

2) 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.

3) 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.

4) 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.

5) 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. (Posted on 2/11/2016)