Language learning with powerful Learning Tools from Microsoft

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Immersive reader can be used to support language learning and is available in some of the most popular Office 365 tools, including Word Online, Outlook, OneNote and Teams. Whilst this post focuses on the tool for language learning, Immersive reader offers solutions which can benefit many students, including students with learning differences such as dyslexia, students developing academic English language skills.

This video gives a very brief (96 seconds!) overview of the Immersive Reader which uses multiple strategies to support reading and aid developing language skills.

 

Read Aloud – Reads text out loud with simultaneous highlighting that improves decoding, fluency and comprehension while sustaining the reader’s focus and attention.

Parts of Speech – Supports writing instruction and grammar comprehension by identifying verbs, nouns and adjectives.

 

Dictionary and translation tools make it easy to check the meaning of individual words using visuals, and audio in many languages.


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Get started

You can experiment for yourself using this demo to explore the Immersive Reader online. NTU staff can get started right away using Office 365 tools, including Word Online, Outlook, OneNote and Teams.

Get in touch

If you are interested in using Immersive Reader in your teaching at NTU, or if you already are, we’d love to hear from you. We can support you as you get started, and if you’re finding the tool useful, we can gather your feedback to inspire colleagues in the School.

Learn more

We’ve been working with colleagues using Office 365 tools in new and innovative ways over the last couple of years. Many of them have featured in our blog series on Office 365.


Rachel Bancroft

LTSU Manager

rachel.bancroft@ntu.ac.uk
ext: 86162 City DICe S04, Clifton MAE013

 

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