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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

Spotify for Podcasters

Principal function(s): Audio recordingStreaming/radio services

Spotify for Podcasters is a podcast creation and edition tool owned by Spotify. Users can upload audio recordings made to Spotify for Podcasters or record them straight away on the platform. Spotify for Podcasters provides podcast creators with free hosting services. Evaluation: Spotify for Podcasters can be a valuable tool to engage students with a specific subject. A possible activity could be creating a class podcast or having students design together a podcast series in a specific language. The “Record With Friends” option allows users to create a podcast with up to five remote guests on their mobile devices, which could be a great option for group speaking activities. It is free to use and has many useful integrated functions. or podcasts less than 1 minute long, users can transcribe their recordings, which could be especially useful for learners at basic levels. Spotify for Podcasters is free but capitalises on podcast views.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://podcasters.spotify.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


  • Listening
  • Speaking


  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply


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

Intuitive, modern

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


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

Dozens of languages

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

Medium. Spotify for Podcasters collects personal information including user data (name, email, date of birth, country), usage data (actions within the service, content creation), and additional data voluntarily provided by users. This information is used for many purposes, including marketing and security. User data is stored securely with measures such as pseudonymisation and encryption. Spotify for Podcasters shares user data with service providers, payment partners, marketing partners, law enforcement, and in certain business transactions. It complies with data protection laws like GDPR, providing users with rights to access, rectify, erase, and restrict their data. 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)

High, users can record their audios about any topic, edit them, and more.





Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android

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


You supply
Website/other users supply


Latest addition to the ICT-REV inventory

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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