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Etwinning project "Learn English with apps": Poland, Portugal, Turkey June 2016

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  • ABOUT US

    Learn English with apps: the purpose of this project was to make students test and write

    about apps that can help them improve their English language skills. The project aimed at

    taking advantage of a powerful and engaging learning tool the students smartphone.

    Considering the huge amount of apps everywhere, the project wanted to make students test

    some of them (chosen by the teachers) for some time and see if they were effective or not.

    The final products of this project are 2 digital magazines, logos and some posters. Twinspace

    and Google Docs were used by students and teachers, allowing everyone to work in the same

    shared files.

    The Teams:

    Poland (Zesp Szk Zawodowych im. w. Barbary w Bogatyni)

    Portugal (EBI So Domingos, Covilh)

    Portugal (Mira de Aire Secondary School, Mira de Aire)

    Turkey (Darca Anadolu Lisesi)

    We hope you enjoy our second magazine!

  • THE APPS RATINGS

  • SPEAK ENGLISH FLUENTLY

    ENGLISH VOCABULARY

    GAME

  • 13000 VIDEOS ENGLISH

    LEARNING

    VOCABULARY BUILDER

  • SPEAKING PAL

    BUSUU

  • LEARN ENGLISH WITH APPS ETWINNING PROJECT

    Name: Practice English Grammar

    Website: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.testsstore.app.peg0&hl=en

    Operating system: Android, iOS

    Price: Free; digital purchases

    Size: 6.5 MB

    Authors description: Practice English Grammar contains many grammar lessons explaining the grammar topics via articles, test, flashcards and learning games. Practice English Grammar includes more than 1000+ questions, 750+ flashcards, 100+ learning games, grammar articles, detailed feedback on questions.

    STUDENTS RATINGS

  • BEATRIZ PEREIRA, PORTUGAL (MIRA DE AIRE)

    POSITIVE ASPECTS

    I quite liked the application because here we can develop our grammar skills. I will continue to use

    this application. It is easy to follow explanations and they are easy to understand. The application

    loads fast and it does not crash. The application has several lessons with all the grammar. The app

    teaches with games and quizzes.

    NEGATIVE ASPECTS

    This application has some annoying advertising.

    LANGUAGE LEVEL

    beginner / intermediate / advanced

    RATE IT!

    1 2 3 4 5

    BAD NEEDS WORK

    AVERAGE GOOD GREAT

    STUDENT MOTIVATION: I dont want to use it anymore.

    X I will keep using this app.

    OVERALL APPEARANCE & SOUNDS: It is very boring.

    X The app has excellent graphics and sounds.

    DIRECTIONS & INSTRUCTIONS: What am I supposed to do with this app?

    X The app is very easy to use and the directions are clear and easy to follow.

    PERFORMANCE: The app crashes a lot.

    X The app has no technical problems and loads quickly.

    DIFFERENTIATION: It has just one or few levels of difficulty.

    X The app has several levels of difficulty.

  • LARA MARTINHO LUZIO, PORTUGAL (MIRA DE AIRE)

    POSITIVE ASPECTS

    I really like Practise English Grammar. Its very useful and interesting. It has a great variety of

    grammar exercises where we can develop our reading and writing skills. It has some courses. The

    articles and tests included in course 1 cover 5 lessons and a variety of topics; such as nouns,

    adjectives, interrogative words, tenses and many more. It hasnt sound but the graphics are amazing.

    It loads quickly. The directions are clear and simple to follow. It hasnt got any advertising. The

    method is motivating, very captivating and appealing.

    NEGATIVE ASPECTS

    Some games are bugged because we get a blank screen when we click play. Most of the courses are

    paid.

    LANGUAGE LEVEL

    beginner / intermediate / advanced

    RATE IT!

    1 2 3 4 5

    BAD NEEDS WORK

    AVERAGE GOOD GREAT

    STUDENT MOTIVATION: I dont want to use it anymore.

    X I will keep using this app.

    OVERALL APPEARANCE & SOUNDS: It is very boring.

    X The app has excellent graphics and sounds.

    DIRECTIONS & INSTRUCTIONS: What am I supposed to do with this app?

    X The app is very easy to use and the directions are clear and easy to follow.

    PERFORMANCE: The app crashes a lot.

    X The app has no technical problems and loads quickly.

    DIFFERENTIATION: It has just one or few levels of difficulty.

    X The app has several levels of difficulty.

  • EWELINA BRZOZOWSKA, POLAND

    POSITIVE ASPECTS

    This application is useful because it teaches grammar and vocabulary, because in order to

    understand the sentence I must translate it first. It has a few lessons from the whole grammar and

    thanks to game II can learn.

    NEGATIVE ASPECTS

    In this app you cannot change the language. Most courses are paid.

    LANGUAGE LEVEL

    intermediate

    RATE IT!

    1 2 3 4 5

    BAD NEEDS WORK

    AVERAGE GOOD GREAT

    STUDENT MOTIVATION: I dont want to use it anymore.

    X I will keep using this app.

    OVERALL APPEARANCE & SOUNDS: It is very boring.

    X The app has excellent graphics and sounds.

    DIRECTIONS & INSTRUCTIONS: What am I supposed to do with this app?

    X The app is very easy to use and the directions are clear and easy to follow.

    PERFORMANCE: The app crashes a lot.

    X The app has no technical problems and loads quickly.

    DIFFERENTIATION: It has just one or few levels of difficulty.

    X The app has several levels of difficulty.

  • LEARN ENGLISH WITH APPS ETWINNING PROJECT

    Name: Learn English grammar quick

    Website: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.datnm.englishgrammar&hl=en

    Operating system: Android

    Price: Free; digital purchases

    Size: 3 MB

    Authors description: It is the best way to improve your English Grammar at home, on the move, anywhere! This app will be constantly updated with new contents, and tests which help you continually refreshing your knowledge.

    STUDENTS RATINGS

  • SVITLANA SHEVCHUK, PORTUGAL (MIRA DE AIRE)

    POSITIVE ASPECTS

    I think that this is a great app, the method is very motivating. This app has good exercises. It loads

    quickly but it sometimes crashes. This app has the explanation of the grammatical contents and

    exercises to train.

    This app also has exercises of speaking, it has videos on grammar, vocabulary, speaking and writing.

    The directions are clear and simple to follow. The app is also good to develop our vocabulary skills

    and it makes us think. It doesnt have any advertising.

    NEGATIVE ASPECTS

    The app is sometimes boring and it is sometimes repetitive.

    LANGUAGE LEVEL

    beginner / intermediate

    RATE IT!

    1 2 3 4 5

    BAD NEEDS WORK

    AVERAGE GOOD GREAT

    STUDENT MOTIVATION: I dont want to use it anymore.

    X I will keep using this app.

    OVERALL APPEARANCE & SOUNDS: It is very boring.

    X The app has excellent graphics and sounds.

    DIRECTIONS & INSTRUCTIONS: What am I supposed to do with this app?

    X The app is very easy to use and the directions are clear and easy to follow.

    PERFORMANCE: The app crashes a lot.

    X The app has no technical problems and loads quickly.

    DIFFERENTIATION: It has just one or few levels of difficulty.

    X The app has several levels of difficulty.

  • CATARINA MARRIO, PORTUGAL (MIRA DE AIRE)

    POSITIVE ASPECTS

    The app has good exercises about grammar and tenses. It has a funny quiz. It has a good variety of

    exercises and videos. The videos have four areas (grammar, vocabulary, speaking and writing).

    The speaking is good because it has many subjects (basic, transport, drinking, health, hotel,

    entertainment, interview and office). The app teaches grammar, vocabulary, tenses and other things.

    The directions are clear and simple to follow.

    It has several levels of difficulty (beginner / intermediate / advanced). Its not difficult to use.

    Its a light app.

    The app has good graphics.

    NEGATIVE ASPECTS

    The app is very boring; it's not motivating after a short time and the app has a lot annoying

    advertising, because it's very repetitive. Its not completely free. The app does not have sound.

    LANGUAGE LEVEL

    intermediate

    RATE IT!

    1 2 3 4 5

    BAD NEEDS WORK

    AVERAGE GOOD GREAT

    STUDENT MOTIVATION: I dont want to use it anymore.

    X I will keep using this app.

    OVERALL APPEARANCE & SOUNDS: It is very boring.

    X The app has excellent graphics and sounds.

    DIRECTIONS & INSTRUCTIONS: What am I supposed to do with this app?

    X The app is very easy to use and the directions are clear and easy to follow.

    PERFORMANCE: The app crashes a lot.

    X The app has no technical problems and loads quickly.

    DIFFERENTIATION: It has just one or few levels of difficulty.

    X The app has several levels of difficulty.

  • ADRIANO AZEVEDO, PORTUGAL (COVILH)

    POSITIVE ASPECTS

    It has great exercises, its very helpful for the students. It has grammar and tenses to learn and good

    videos. The tests are good to test our English and that is very essential for our learning. You also

    find funny quizzes and speaking exercises. It has levels of difficulty. This application has many forms

    to play and options. It is possible to play with idioms too. In general, this app is not difficult to use.

    NEGATIVE ASPECTS

    It helps a bit but sometimes exercises at beginner level are difficult.

    LANGUAGE LEVEL

    Beginner and professional

    RATE IT!

    1 2 3 4 5

    BAD NEEDS WORK

    AVERAGE GOOD GREAT

    STUDENT MOTIVATION: I dont want to use it anymore.

    X I will keep using this app.

    OVERALL APPEARANCE & SOUNDS: It is very boring.

    X The app has excellent graphics and sounds.

    DIRECTIONS & INSTRUCTIONS: What am I supposed to do with this app?

    X The app is very easy to use and the directions are clear and easy to follow.

    PERFORMANCE: The app crashes a lot.

    X The app has no technical problems and loads quickly.

    DIFFERENTIATION: It has just one or few levels of difficulty.

    X The app has several levels of difficulty.

  • LEARN ENGLISH WITH APPS ETWINNING PROJECT

    Name: Vocabulary trainer

    Website: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.languagecourse.vt.en&hl=en

    Operating system: Android

    Price: Free

    Size: 15 MB

    Authors description: Learn English Vocabulary Trainer: Speak English for Travel, Business, Dating, Study & School. .100% Free English lessons for beginners, advanced learners, adults and kids. Build a solid vocabulary in just 10 mins per day. Learn the most frequent English words and travel phrases quickly, before your holidays. Proven methodology for accelerated and stress-free learning of English.

    STUDENTS RATINGS

  • TOMS PEREIRA, PORTUGAL (MIRA DE AIRE)

    POSITIVE ASPECTS

    I really enjoyed my app. It is very complete because you can improve your listening and writing

    skills and it has a great variety of exercises. With this app you can learn some vocabulary and then

    solve some exercises about it and it has many different courses to do such as courses about dating

    phrases, travelling or medicine.

    The appearance is very appealing and motivating too and it has a really good sound. Another great

    aspect of this app is that it doesnt have any advertising.

    NEGATIVE ASPECTS

    The app doesnt crash but sometimes I want to play and I cant do that because I need internet to

    download the courses. In the beginning it was hard to understand how the app worked because of

    the large number of courses and different exercises. Listening to a Brazilian voice all the time is a

    little boring and it is really hard to write the answers because the buttons are really small and the

    space between them is small too.

    LANGUAGE LEVEL

    beginner / intermediate / advanced

    OTHER COMMENTS

    I will certainly use this app again, not many times but I will do that.

    RATE IT!

    1 2 3 4 5

    BAD NEEDS WORK

    AVERAGE GOOD GREAT

    STUDENT MOTIVATION: I dont want to use it anymore.

    X I will keep using this app.

    OVERALL APPEARANCE & SOUNDS: It is very boring.

    X The app has excellent graphics and sounds.

    DIRECTIONS & INSTRUCTIONS: What am I supposed to do with this app?

    X The app is very easy to use and the directions are clear and easy to follow.

    PERFORMANCE: The app crashes a lot.

    X The app has no technical problems and loads quickly.

    DIFFERENTIATION: It has just one or few levels of difficulty.

    X The app has several levels of difficulty.

  • DUARTE CORREIA, PORTUGAL (COVILH)

    POSITIVE ASPECTS

    In this app we can speak English and study, its very simple and it has different topics, thematic

    courses and various levels.

    Its very fast in the different levels, perfect to study and learn English. The game modes are very

    useful to learn and we can listen to radio, reading and see the various courses.

    NEGATIVE ASPECTS

    This app says Pegi 3 but it is very complex for a three-year old kid; its very slow when uploading a

    level or a game mode.

    LANGUAGE LEVEL

    beginner / intermediate / advanced

    RATE IT!

    1 2 3 4 5

    BAD NEEDS WORK

    AVERAGE GOOD GREAT

    STUDENT MOTIVATION: I dont want to use it anymore.

    X I will keep using this app.

    OVERALL APPEARANCE & SOUNDS: It is very boring.

    X The app has excellent graphics and sounds.

    DIRECTIONS & INSTRUCTIONS: What am I supposed to do with this app?

    X The app is very easy to use and the directions are clear and easy to follow.

    PERFORMANCE: The app crashes a lot.

    X The app has no technical problems and loads quickly.

    DIFFERENTIATION: It has just one or few levels of difficulty.

    X The app has several levels of difficulty.

  • LEARN ENGLISH WITH APPS ETWINNING PROJECT

    Name: English listening & speaking

    Website: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funbox.englishlisteningpractice

    Operating system: Android

    Price: Free

    Size: 6.2 MB

    Authors description: This helpful app will help you listen to English and speak English more fluently. There are many lessons divided into many levels from elementary to intermediate and advanced. You can choose one of two audio modes: Online Streaming and Offline to learn English. This app also includes the list of necessary idioms and phrases used in daily talk.

    STUDENTS RATINGS

  • LEONOR FERREIRA, PORTUGAL (MIRA DE AIRE)

    POSITIVE ASPECTS

    This app has some positive aspects. Its a good way to learn how to speak English and its very helpful

    when were talking about listening skills. It has many levels of difficulty (from elementary to

    advanced). The app includes daily conversations, in different levels of difficulty, which is great. It also

    has an irregular verb table and short stories, both supported with audio. In the listening exercises,

    we understand very well what is being said, so that is an advantage. The directions are very clear and

    simple, so we can use this app very easily. It can recognize our pronunciation and it says if it is good

    or bad. It has a great variety of exercises, such has a lot of listening tests, so we can develop our

    listening and vocabulary skills.

    It doesnt crash.

    NEGATIVE ASPECTS

    I didnt like this app that much because its boring. At the beginning its interesting, but after a short

    time it becomes very heavy and annoying. In some exercises it has a lot of text and the texts arent

    translated, so people who dont understand English very well will struggle. It has some advertising

    and it is not very appealing.

    LANGUAGE LEVEL

    elementar...