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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more
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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission


Principal function(s): Virtual Exchange

eTwinning is a platform for schools in Europe to share ideas, engage in projects, and establish partnerships with other schools across the continent. It works by connecting teachers from different countries virtually but also offering opportunities for professional development via seminars, courses, conferences, and workshops. eTwinning was developed by the European Commission as part of the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme and is free to use. However, it requires signing up and having an account, which is typically done by teachers or school administrators on behalf of schools. Evaluation: eTwinning is a fantastic tool to connect with other teachers and schools in Europe and establish an international network. It promotes cross-cultural understanding, language learning, and digital literacy skills. It can take some time to get used to the platform’s dynamics, but then it offers very interesting and enriching opportunities. eTwinning is a large community, so it can also be a bit overwhelming at first. Basic IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://school-education.ec.europa.eu/en/etwinning



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - outsiders


  • Intercultural


  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply


Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Easy-to-use, intuitive

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

Some learning curve, but the time invested is definitely worthwhile.

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

All EU official languages

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

Very high. eTwinning collects various types of personal data but only for educational and functional purposes. This data is processed by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency. The privacy policy mentions security measures to protect user data, such as encryption and access controls. Consent is the basis of eTwinning’s functioning. It complies with the GDPR. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction


Tailorability (If so, how?) Possibility of the tool to be used for a range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool)






Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

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Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


You supply
Website/other users supply


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Playphrase (Tool to find the pronunciation of words from movies )

Playphrase is a tool that searches specific words or phrases out of movie snippets from a database of audiovisual media with over 60,000 phrases. In this manner, it provides real-life examples of words’ and sentences’ pronunciation. Users just have to type specific phrases, watch them being used naturally in context within popular movies and TV shows, and listen to their pronunciation. Playphrase works mainly with English. Playphrase is not open-source, but it is freely available. It does not require setting up an account or signing in. ... View details

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