Online Teaching Tools and Resources
This page contains a list of free tools and resources for language teachers to use in their classrooms:
- Teaching Tools - a list of tools that can be used for creating and editing technology-enhanced tasks, activities, and materials for language learning.
- Media Sources - a list of media sources such as audio, video, and images that can be used for language teaching and learning.
- Additional Tools, Sources, and Resources - this section provides a list of additional tools, sources, and resources that language teachers can explore and experiment with.
If you have questions about these tools or need help with their implementation, please contact the CLS.
|Audio recording and editing||Vocaroo||an online tool for recording and sharing audio messages|
|Audacity||software for recording and editing audio (requires installation)|
|Photo editing||Pixlr||an online tool for editing photos|
|SumoPaint||an online tool for editing photos|
|Multimedia projects||CLEAR’s Rich Internet Applications||a set of online tools for creating multimedia-enhanced language learning materials, activities, and assessment (requires initial registration):
|Lingt||a tool for creating online spoken assignments (using images and videos) and providing feedback to students|
|Collaborative working and writing||GoogleDocs||a set of applications for creating, sharing, and collaborating on online documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.|
|Wikispaces||an online wiki platform for collaborative writing and discussions|
|Presentation||VoiceThread||an online presentation and collaboration tool that allows for creating multimedia slideshows and commenting using voice, text, audio file, or video. Free version limited to five VoiceThreads, which can’t be deleted once they are created.|
|Prezi||an online tool for creating zooming and multimedia-rich presentations|
software for text chatting, instant messaging, and video calling (requires installation)
|ooVoo||software for 12-way group video chatting and instant messaging|
|Dictionaries and vocabulary learning||Wordreference||online dictionaries for various languages|
|Lingro||an online tool for converting any website into an interactive audio-enhanced dictionary; also allows for creating flash cards|
|Video production and editing||Amara||an online tool for captioning and translating videos|
|Animoto||an easy-to-use online tool for creating videos|
|Websites and e-portfolios*||Weebly||a platform for creating websites, blogs, and e-portfolios using the “drag-and-drop” method|
|Yale Academic Commons||a WordPress set-up for personal websites, blogs, or e-portfolios|
*Note: If you are interested in creating an e-portfolio, contact the CLS for more information and help.
|BLC Library of Foreign Language Film Clips||a tagged and structured collection of clips from foreign language films (requires application for an account)|
|SCOLA||a website for watching or recording television programming from around the world in 65 different languages|
|CARLA Instructional Materials||images, audio, video files for various Less Commonly Taught Languages|
|Open Culture||“the best free cultural and educational media on the web,” including free language lessons, movies, audio books, etc.|
|Newseum||front pages from over 800 newspapers worldwide|
|Language Teaching and Technology Resources @ YaleCLS||a Diigo group with a list of resources related to language teaching and technology|
|Directory of Learning and Performance Tools||a list of over 2,000 tools for educational purposes|
|Educational Technology and Mobile Learning||a blog containing various educational technology resources|
|Web 2.0 Tools for Language Teachers||a list of Web 2.0 tools for language teachers (sorted by categories)|
|Bamboo DiRT||a registry of various digital research tools|
|Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota|
|UCLA Language Materials Project||teaching resources for Less Commonly Taught Languages|
|Online Tools for Language Teaching||an article in TESL-EJ containing a list of tools for language teaching and learning|