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Languagenut

By Charles G. Doe - Posted Mar 1, 2017
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Company: Languagenut, 25 Pelham Square, Brighton, UK; languagenut.com/us; 646-578-8686

Price: Languagenut is available in four packages. The first, at $50, is for home schooling and is licensed for two users. Packages two and three, at $499 per year, are for schools; one is an all-school license and one is for ESL only (different features). The final package, at $799, is for both. Also, Languagenut offers flexible pricing for all district sizes and situations available for purchase on the Apple App Store, Google Play, the Windows Store, or directly from Languagenut.

Audience: Languagenut was developed for students 5 to14 years old and their language teachers with applications for K–12 language learning.

Format: Languagenut is both an app and web program, available for tablets, smartboards, and desktop computers.

System Requirements: The only requirements are enough technology (tablets or desktop computers) for students and teachers intending to use Languagenut and adequate internet access.

Description: Languagenut is a professional language support tool that helps create interactive multimedia or printable lessons to use either in ESL classrooms or with students learning a second language.

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Overall Rating:5 Stars
Installation:A
Content/Features:A
Ease of Use:A
Product Support: A

 

Reviewer Comments:

Installation: Installation is a matter of establishing accounts with Languagenut and downloading to student and teacher devices. Installation Rating: A

Content/Features: Educators can find few programs better for reaching out to the world through language instruction than Languagenut, a language learning tool designed to support elementary and middle schools teaching languages other than English and English as a second language (ESL).

Languagenut offers teaching resources for 20 world languages, including French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Welsh, and Japanese. It helps students learn a new language through their first 4 years of instruction.

Used by more than 7 million students around the world, Languagenut is time-saving and engaging, with virtual resources that include a choice of fun games, songs, stories, and other interactive materials and tests that are bright, colorful, and user-friendly. These materials fully support the four key skills of language learning: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

For students in the U.S. who don’t speak English as their first language, Languagenut is a unique ESL resource supporting more than 70 ESL languages. Languagenut has 156 topics and themes with 1,400-plus words, phrases, and verbs per language. Customizable lessons enable more personalized learning, and entire programs can be modified to fit differing district needs.

The comprehensive range of language units ensures students are exposed to a wide range of vocabulary, reinforced through a variety of printable material as well as virtual content. Teachers can even devise their own content.

Languagenut includes a teacher tracking tool to automatically monitor student progress of classes and individuals and to generate reports as needed. Student work and progress are recognized with bronze, silver, or gold medals. The Languagenut Lingualimpics makes student progress visible on a national and global scale.

Languagenut maintains a very healthy presence on social media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Google. Content/Features Rating: A

Ease of Use: Internet users who are comfortable with the technology involved will have no difficulty with Languagenut, which is intuitive with clear instructions. Younger students will, of course, need some help. Ease of Use Rating: A

Product Support: Free training and tech support are available along with a blog, free trials, and demos online with a contact form, email support at support@languagenut.com, and other support options. A YouTube channel has a language learning blog and videos that explain how to use various Languagenut features. Product Support Rating: A

Recommendation: I recommend Languagenut for anyone teaching K–12 languages. It is well-designed, thorough, and has many useful features. Highly Recommended

Reviewer: Charles Doe is a longtime teacher who spent 10 years as an elementary media specialist in Hastings Area Schools in Michigan. He has written articles and reviews for Internet@Schools for more than 20 years. His email address is charliegd@sbcglobal.net.


 
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