To assist you with your selection, particularly when there is a choice of apps that appear to be similar, I have attempted to oganise the apps according to a number of categories. Please note that that rankings such as usefulness and ease of use are subjective. If you do not agree with what I have written please let me know!
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Podcasting

Listening/Radio


APPS TO REHEARSE LISTENING SKILLS




Podcasting

Cost
Age
Usefulness(1-5)
Ease of use
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With Caster you can create and publish podcasts directly from a mobile device. The free version of Caster enables 3 minutes of recording. The paid version allows for unlimited recordings. Multi-track recording and editing is possible with this app. It supports a range of outputs.
Free up to 3 mins $5.49 recordings over 3 minutes
Secondary
4
Medium
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With iCatcher you can subscribe, download and listen to your favorite podcasts while on the go.
$1.99
Upper primary, secondary
3
Easy

Listening/Radio

Cost
Age
Usefulness(1-5)
Ease of use
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TinyTap has lots of applications in the languages classroom for practising listening skills. Look at the (free) examples in the market (access the market within the app) to give you some ideas for your own games with a voice over in the target language. You can use photos or drawings as a basis for these games.
Free
Primary
5
Easy
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Sentence Builder Free helps students to develop their aural and reading comprehension skills. Teachers can create lessons by selecting a picture from their iPad camera roll, writing out and narrating a sentence to describe it. Students are prompted to listen to the sentence and then recreate it in the correct word order. Teachers can put in additional words to make the selection process more challenging.
Free
Primary
5
Easy