Teach foreign languages using E_Lang activity module

E-lang module is an activity module maintained by Christophe Demko, which can be used by teachers especially for teaching foreign languages  to their students.

This activity module allows the creation of exercises for learning foreign languages. An exercise is mainly composed of 2 files: a video file and a subtitles file. The subtitles file use either the .srt or .vtt syntax. In this file, text between square/curly brackets have to be guessed by the student (square brackets will propose an help button to the student).

E-Lang activity module

To create an activity using E-Lang module synchronizing video and text must:

  1. a (s) Video (s) in the format webm , ogv and mp4 (possibility to convert the original video)
  2. subtitles specifying the time codes to allow sentences to chain correctly.

As an example the .srt files can contain entries like:

1 00: 00: 00,000 -> 00: 00: 05.224
Have you ever wondered how [Download and Share] digital content legally?

2 00: 00: 05.273 -> 00: 00: 08.881
How to make people understand that you want them [reuse] your work?

You can download the latest version of the E-Lang activity module from this plugins database entry link: https://moodle.org/plugins/view/mod_elang

You can also have a demo of the Elang activity module using this link.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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