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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): Autonomous learning

Grammarly is a writing assistant tool designed to improve grammar, punctuation, and clarity in written content. With its help, users can check their writing for grammatical errors, punctuation mistakes, and unclear phrasing. Grammarly offers suggestions and corrections in real-time as users type, helping them enhance the quality and readability of their writing. It also offers functionalities such as plagiarism checking or generating citations. Grammarly was developed by a team of linguists and technologists led by Alex Shevchenko and Max Lytvyn. Grammarly offers both free and premium plans. Users need to sign up for a Grammarly account to access all of its features. However, the browser extension can be used without signing up by logging in with a Google or Facebook account. Evaluation: Grammarly is a useful tool for language learners since it can help them improve their writing. However, this tool should be used proactively, meaning that users should try to pay attention to their mistakes, reflect on them, and internalise the corrections proposed by Grammarly. It is important to note that, sometimes, Grammarly offers unneeded corrections, so critical thinking by writers is key. Its interface is intuitive and easy to use. For teachers, it can facilitate checking the spelling of students’ assignments. Grammarly offers a website version, a browser extension, and a Microsoft Word add-in. Basic IT skills required.

Cost: Free + premium options available

Website: https://app.grammarly.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Writing
  • Grammar


  • You supply


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

Intuitive, easy to navigate

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

Very high

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


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

High. Grammarly gathers cookies and personal data but does not share or sell it to third parties for business purposes. It shares some user data with trusted third parties for the platform’s functioning. Grammarly uses a combination of technical, physical, and logical safeguards to secure user data. Its privacy policy specifies user rights to request, correct, or delete personal data from Grammarly. Grammarly states compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

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

Yes, with an account.

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)

Users supply the content, so it can be adjusted. With a premium version, users can further tailor their texts according to their target audience, tone, and more.





Technical requirements

Installation required?

Not for the website version; yes for the browser extension and Microsoft Word add-in.

Compatibility/ Operating System

Other technical requirements

Windows, Linux, MAC, iOS, Android.

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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


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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