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The Virtual Language Centre


The Virtual Language Centre

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The Virtual Language Centre comprises language learning activities for students of ESL/EFL and a "toolbox" of resources for teachers. It features concordancing with multimedia and dictionary referencing and text-to-speech options.
Material Type: Collection
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: January 30, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 24, 2011
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: QuickTime, RealPlayer
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Sachiko Komori
12 years ago

Sachiko Komori (Student)

When I went through some materials, and the first thing that I thought was that
they were very colorful and contained a lot of pictures that made grammar
explanations and definition of vocabulary words easier to understand. I found
the materials to be appropriate and effective especially for younger children
because games, crosswords and so many other materials would not make even
younger students bored. However, in some materials, I found Chinese
translations. Of course, this page is posted by Hong Kong, so it is
understandable, but because of this, some materials are not exactly appropriate
for those who are not Chinese speakers.

Technical Remarks:

I liked crossword puzzle best, because it was really easy to use! All you have
to do is just choose the level of difficulty and type the words directly into
the matrix. I'm sure that even younger students can do it without any problem.
Also, they can tell you by color when you spell wrong. I liked this feature a

Avatar for Jeanne Gilleland
13 years ago

Jeanne Gilleland (Faculty)

The Academic Writer module, RealAudio jukebox, and Active Dictionary
point-and-click function applicable on every page are particularly
fine features of this rich site. Learners like the garish animated screens.