Thursday, October 7, 2010

Voxy - Learn a Language from Life

Voxy is an interesting approach to helping ESL students learn English. Voxy uses current articles from world news, pop culture, and sports to to help students acquire language. As students read an article they can click on highlighted words and hear them pronounced. Highlighted words when clicked reveal the Spanish translation. Clicking on highlighted words also adds them to a study list. The study lists can be used for quizzes and games. Voxy is available in English and Spanish.

Applications for Education
Voxy could be a good resource for ESL/ELL students to learn English while reading current news, pop culture, and sports stories. Using current news, pop culture stories, and sports stories should provide more relevance to students than standardized rote sentences about "Tom and Jane going to the cafe."

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