Language Learning Express – your language learning tool
Foster language learner autonomy with
Language Learning Express (Lex)
A language learning tool
Lex is a language learning tool with which you can use authentic texts
on the Web for studying various languages. There are Lex sessions for English, French, Spanish, etc.
Surfing the Web
First you use Lex to surf the Web
to find an interesting site to work on. Then you use different
Lex functions to explore the texts on that site.
One click lookup
To look up a word on a web page, you just click on it.
That one click will cause the word to be looked up in
multiple dictionaries, both monolingual and bilingual.
After you have looked up a word you may think you'll remember
it for ever. That is not always the case though. By saving the
word in the glossary you can continue to work on it.
Glossary exercise By running gap-filling exercises on the words in the glossary
you can easily learn new words and thereby expand
To really know a word you must learn how to
pronounce it. With Lex you can easily listen to the pronunciation
of a word in the glossary or on a web page.
Highlight words You can highlight words on a web page in different colors and by
switching the colors on and off make certain words stand out
and thereby learn how they are used in context.
Text exercise You can easily turn highlighted words on a web page into gaps
and create a gap-filling exercise and by running the exercise you'll learn the words in an easy and entertaining way.
Click the Download button to download a trial version of
Lex or click the Learn More button if you first want to learn
more about Lex.
Lex is also a great tool for doing research on the Web
Lex is an efficient tool for
searching the Web, especially if you want to look up words along the
way. Since a Lex session consists of two
sets of tab windows
you can click through the links of a search engine result
page in one tab window and view the "linked to" sites in another tab window.
When you find a site that you are interested in you
can leave it in its tab window and keep on looking for other sites in a
new tab window.
In that way you will end up with a number of tab windows with
sites that you find interesting.
Saving the result When you are satisfied with the web sites that you have found you
can save the entire session with all its tab windows containing
interesting web sites.
Continue searching By restarting the saved session you can go back to review the sites
that you were interested in or you can continue to
search and add more sites to the session.
Click the Download button to
download a trial version of Lex or click the Learn More button
if you first want to learn more about Lex.