Good practice # 1 Audio-lingua a collaborative database of audio documents
DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU
Description of the good practice
Audio-lingua is a collaborative database of authentic audio documents recorded by native speakers.
It is a copyright free data base of audio documents for teachers and website managers used both for self-study purposes and as class material.
It aims at developing the practice of oral understanding. It meets the needs that teachers often have to find authentic audio documents fitted to the level of the learners.
The multilingual website offers downloadable audio files (mp3 format) of up to 2 minutes on various topics and in 6 languages.
Any internet-user can contribute to the liveliness of the website by proposing personal recorded files via the appropriate form.
The teachers can assess the audio documents and rate the resources.
Selecting - validating
An editorial committee evaluates the level of the document according to the CEFR and adds key words to make the advanced search of the documents easier.
Ideas for transferring to other websites
See the good practice in context
References to SAEL guide
Chapter 4 page 50. Example n°19.