Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • How can I contact someone?  Simply  email admin@giflingua.com  Also visit our blog or Facebook page for more information and ways to contact and communicate with us.  Join the page and ask questions, get information. Also just click the "?" button at the top left corner and send us a message. Your feedback is valued and so important. Tell us how you feel!
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  • What is Gif Lingua Books?  We are a place where teachers and students can harness the power of the best gif images for teaching and learning languages. Fully web mobile friendly. Use on your tablet and phone.  See our demo app HERE.
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  •  Why does it forget my favorites? Favorites are only remembered while you are logged in to the site so please register and log in to create your page of favorites. Share this page with students for an instant library they can use/access. Select the heart icon to add or delete a book from your favorites page. Teachers can share this page with students as recommended reading - http://giflingua.com/favorites/username
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  • Do you have books on this site that are appropriate for small children? Yes, please see our Young Learners category.  We keep all our content culturally and educationally appropriate and should you find a page that you don't like - please contact us and we'll replace it, asap.  We suggest you favorite books you want children to read and then send them to your favorites page. .
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  • How do I write a book?    Login or Register  as a teacher and you'll be able to write books. How wonderful is that!  See this video tutorial for help.  Books will be moderated and in the future LMS being built, will remain private to a teacher or class depending on the setting. In July with our full release - teachers will be able to invite and register students by class code and students can write and share books on their class page. 
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  • How can I download a slide show of a book? You must be an approved teacher to do this. Go to the HOME page of the book. On the right side click the small gear icon and select Download. You'll have a powerpoint file or ePub you can modify for in class instruction or self directed learning by your students.
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  • Does speech work in downloaded books? Currently speech doesn't work in ppt but we'll look into this option. But to use speech, just access the books online and use!
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  • Who is paying for this? Gif Lingua is fully funded and created by David Deubelbeiss. He pays for a team of developers and content editors. The plan is for the site to eventually be self - supporting. School will pay for their own customized versions of the platform.  You can support the site by joining EFL Classroom 2.0 as a supporter.  See our sister site - the best place to learn English with videos - EnglishCentral.
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  • I found a bug; would I be a complainer if I tell someone? No! We don’t know about problems with the site unless you tell us. Report every problem you see. We’d rather have many reports of the same problem than none at all. Report a bug here.
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  • What is the Review process? Experienced educators who are knowledgeable about beginning readers of all ages review books published on Gif Lingua.  All books will be posted immediately but reviewed daily. We trust teachers to produce well edited, suitable books for learning a language. We'll be sharing many examples of book types to create on our blog. But see the library for the moment.
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  • May we post copyrighted materials? No. Gif Lingua is a copyright-free environment with photos from Giphy API and Flickr Creative Commons  used with attribution to the source and for educational use. Teachers or students uploading photos must affirm they are approved for use.
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  • Will Gif Lingua Books work with my tablet or phone? Gif Lingua Books works well on the devices we have tested. You can advance to the next page in a book by swiping left or return to the previous page by swiping right. To learn just using individual gifs - use the web app.
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  • How do students study on Gif Lingua Books? Gif Lingua Books all have a Quizlet study set. Students should first read the book. Then, click "Study" and learn or relearn the vocabulary using the different Quizlet games, flashcards and quizzes. All books also have videos for extra study and as a book lesson extension. Students can register on Quizlet to compete on Gif Lingua books. Teachers can also go to the quiz set on Quizlet and print off flashcards and tests for all of our over 2.000 study sets on Quizlet.
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