Read honest and unbiased teacher reviews of Languagenut from across the globe. We’re always interested in hearing what you think of Languagenut, so click the button below to drop us a line and make your opinion part of our teacher reviews.
I had half-forgotten that we were still in a trial period, such has been the success of Languagenut to date. It’s a real hit with both students and staff -everyone’s really bought into it, and it has a high profile in the school with weekly prize competitions and league tables in operation for highest performing student in each year group, plus end of half-term prizes for best student and class overall. The support offered by Dan has also been excellent, and is appreciated. It would be difficult to imagine the department without Languagenut now!
Q. What was the primary reason for renewing your subscription?
A. It has been hugely beneficial in increasing teacher subject knowledge and confidence. All staff have log ins and use it to help them improve (non-specialists). The children have really enjoyed it. I have just completed my Middle leadership project which explored strategies for increasing teacher confidence in Languages and impacting on outcomes for children and have found the introduction of Languagenut to have been pivotal in the success of this as attainment has increased significantly across the school so thank you.
Q. How has Languagenut added value to your school, classroom, or teaching?
A. It has added interactivity and higher levels of interest and engagement in lessons. We have a whole school weekly competition which I am able to track children on ranking list. Languagenut has been great in lockdowns allowing us to continue providing our curriculum coverage.
I am just SO IMPRESSED with Languagenut. It is IN-CRED-I-BLE. I just simply love it. You have great ideas, whether for reading, speaking, listening or writing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this program. And, more importantly, so do my students. It is simply — Brillant. Wonderful. Amazing. Incredible. I have been teaching for 42 years, and Languagenut is simply the best resource I have found. I regularly use about 15 different programs to work on skill development, but if I had to keep just one, it would be Languagenut.
Languagenut fills a huge void in addressing the need for students to practice each of the four skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking – and at more than one challenge level. The games are fun – I got caught up testing them and played for four hours. It allows for students to practice speaking while having fun thanks to games such as Skyrise and Speech Practice. The listening exercises feature a variety of voices, of different sexes, and the little snail button that allows students to slow the recording down makes them VERY happy. Word Pop and Tic-Tac-Toe are their current favorites.
My students are still “catching up” from having been online during part of the covid confinement. Languagenut allows me to assign certain exercises or resources to part of the class who need to catch up while at the same time assigning more challenging work to students who excel. For example, yesterday, I assigned Jigsaw and Verb Matcher to student trying to remember what to do with an “er” verb like “jouer” while others went on to practice speaking, writing and reading.
The site is organized logically and intuitively, with a top tool bar and the buttons Exam Skills, Vocab Trainer, Grammar & Verbs and Sentence Building on the left side of the page. Not only is there a huge amount of readily available content on a wide variety of topics, but teachers can add their own customized content quite easily. I am still exploring, but to-date have found excellent lesson plans (!), story books and songs. The songs are especially cool because you can use them Karaoke-style!
I am looking forward to seeing how Languagenut continues to evolve. Thank you so much, Languagenut. You make every teacher’s life better.
Just to say that I am in one of our schools where Arabic is taught by a non specialist and there is nothing but praise about how helpful it is for them to have Arabic content in Languagenut. It is fantastic for the department to be able to set similar tasks for French, Spanish AND Arabic and the support your platform provides for this teacher (and her pupils) is invaluable.
“There is a good wide range of activities to choose from”
“Easy to access and tasks don’t make you feel like you are doing work”
“It is great and I now love learning French.”
“I love it”
“It’s fun and you remember the words”
“I love the word-pop and the vocabulary sticks in your mind”
“It marks your speaking pronunciation too!
We first came across Languagenut when one of my staff alerted us to how useful she was finding it in the classroom. Once I had seen her using it in action, I did not hesitate to contact you to find out more about it. Your team were so helpful especially when Dan came up to see us at our next academy meeting to demonstrate the programme in full.
From then on, I knew that Languagenut had to be part of our MFL offer in all our 16 academies.
All my staff rave about this and how easy it is to use.
Most of all, our students enjoy using it (exam classes particularly), who at the end of our trial period asked to access it further.
The tracking tool is particularly useful in order to assign exercises to a group or an individual. Seeing their progress or even monitoring their access and understanding has really helped promote healthy competition within the classroom but most of all has given me solid data to inform my lesson planning and assess my students’ understanding.
Paul and his team have accompanied us every step of the way and taken the time to train us individually which has allowed us to use the resource to its fullest. They have always been on hand to answer any questions and help us along the way. I would highly recommend Languagenut to any colleague looking to support, engage or stretch their students.”
The ability to assign work to students and the Exam Revision area are great features they save us hours of time every week. The platform allows me to give written and audible feedback to my students including the only resource with spontaneous speech practice as homework has been a revelation.
I love being able to see their progress when I go into the Admin/Class management section and this allows me to give individual feedback and direction. I am delighted in how positively engaged the students are in Languagenut and will continue using it for other topics.
• Internet based so can be used anywhere, anytime.
• A range of languages available, we use Maori for our whole school and English for our ESOL students.
• Gives confidence to our English speaking staff who are teaching Te Reo Maori this year.
• A huge range of relevant and engaging contexts
• Plenty of activities for teachers and students
• Able to check whether teachers are using the programme
• Assessments for students to use when they use their own login
• Very low cost
There are a variety of languages available on Languagenut and I believe it would suit the uptake of any and all languages – and could be an excellent support for Te Reo.
Te Reo is used frequently, as is French and Spanish, which we teach in the senior school. Students have enjoyed learning phrases and using a particular language to support their inquiries if researching countries/communities. We have been very happy with all that it offers. The support team are great, responding quickly to any issues and prompting our use if we are not making the most of the programme! Our students enjoy it. So do our Teachers! We have considered it a good investment.
Languagenut has been a invaluable resource, particularly for students who require general language acquisition. This is because it: utilises the student’s first language for instruction, supports further learning in the student’s first language (proven by research to benefit second language learning), promotes learning in each mode (listening, speaking, reading and writing), guides students with vocabulary and sentence structure, consolidates previous English learning, is accessible in a variety of settings with different teachers/parents, progress can be formatively assessed and further goals set, is suitable for students at any level of English language learning, allows the coordinator to manipulate the learner’s starting point and its rewards are motivating for students.
Our students look forward to their Languagenut learning (either with support or independently) and celebrate their successes with us. The staff at Languagenut have also been incredibly helpful and quick to answer any of my questions. It didn’t take long for me to learn how to use this resource and teach other teachers/parents. I will soon be talking with teachers at our Mid Canterbury ESOL Cluster meeting about the benefits of Languagenut.
I have been using this program for at least 8 years and enjoy the updates. It really forms a solid base for basic and then more complicated vocabulary, allowing the students to progress at their own rate.
We have a few pupils who are obviously incredibly keen on computer games and the thought of being on the front page of the website has really motivated them to practice. The school improved its world raking quickly and they went crazy when we got in the top 20. There is a real buzz amongst the pupils as they are really keen to stay in the top 20, are currently 13.
I have also created a lunch time club where pupils can come and learn another language. I have three doing Japanese, two doing Italian and a few others doing Spanish.
Languagenut is a great website which reinforces my teaching and the pupils’ learning, allowing them to practise their French independently. It also allows me the time within the ict lesson to go around the class and spend time with each of my pupils.
A great site and I would recommend to any primary Mfl teacher.
I have also noted an improvement in the acquisition of new words amongst the tamariki who already speak Māori.
Languagenut provides a fun and engaging way of learning language and is very popular with the tamariki. It also provides teachers with the ability to monitor their students progress, assign specific activities and celebrate their childrens learning with certificates.
I would highly recommend it as a means to learn te reo Māori.
As a language teacher for the whole school with over 500 students, I find Languagenut is easy to use for managing all classes, all students’ progress and generating the students’ reports.
Students are motivated by the points they get on Languagenut while practising what they have learned in class. Some of the children in our school can only have Chinese for one term a year. I assign homework regularly for these group of children through Languagenut so they can carry on practising what they have learnt. I think this is a great way to maintain what the students have learnt since language is very easy to lose if you don’t keep practising.