Département LFH
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What is LOL?

LOL, which stands for Language Listening Online, is a database of video sequences for language learners to practice listening comprehension in many languages.

Many sequences relate to specific courses or skills taught in face-to face language courses at INT which means they are based on some important content such as communications skills (oral presentation, or negotiation), or other subjects: new media, telecommunications, intercultural awareness.

These sequences can constitute a mini-class, complementary or supplementary class work, or just be used for personal interest.

Who is LOL for?

LOL was designed especially for INT language learners but can be used by anyone for listening comprehension practice.

What is a typical sequence like?

Each video sequence has a description to give basic information about the contents and language and to help the user decide if it is appropriate or interesting.

Titre de la ressource  
URL de la ressource 
Nom de l'auteur  
Nom des intervenants 
Genre (M/F)  
Caractéristique (style d'oral) 
Date de création 
Type de ressource (audio, vidéo) 
Exercices associés  

To aid in listening comprehension a video sequence is often accompanied by slides which give the key subject matter. A transcript of the spoken text is also sometimes available.

To practice listening comprehension there are two types or levels of exercises. The first type is a very guided exercise (1) on very specific content and in the order in which it appears. Answers for these are available. A more advanced exercise (2) requires the listener to take notes and then to reuse the information to write a text, for example, summarizing, or reacting to the content. This text can then be sent to a teacher by email.

For many video sequences there is also grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary help, i.e. an explanation and/or exercises on those which appear in the text.

Why LOL?

  • To give further practice in listening to natural language spoken by mostly native or very good speakers of the languages
  • To have access to appropriate and up-to-date content and exercises (over the INT network)
  • To listen to various accents (native speaker and non-native ones).
  • To learn content.