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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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Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle provides news and information from Germany and worldwide and their radio and online content is available in 30 different languages. Their online platform also includes a section offering a wide selection of free resources for German learners and teachers.

Evaluation: Both teachers and learners will find a broad variety of resources for learning German. The materials are organized by level following the guidelines of the CEFR and an online placement test is also available, in order to help the students deciding which online resources suit them better. The platform also offers the latest international news in many different languages.

Cost: Free without registration

Website: http://www.dw.com



Type of interaction
  • Individual work
  • Website/other users supply
  • Reading
  • Intercultural


User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: High
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English, German and 28 more
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: High
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: No
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) Tailorability (If so, how?) Low


Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows / Mac
Other tech requirements:

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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