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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

A free educational website for language exchanges via WhatsApp, Skype, and, Zoom. Users can, therefore, find language tandems and talk online. Users can create blog entries in their target languages and receive feedback from other users/native speakers. The idea is to connect language learners from around the world and to help one another in the language learning process. Evaluation: Mixxer can be a useful tool for teachers as they can help foster the speaking skills of the students by finding language tandems from all around the world. A way to do so would be to create a group composed of students and invite native speakers from other communities to join, thus enabling their students to communicate in their target language. Mixxer is a good way to expose students to organic language use and communication. Verification is needed to create a group as a teacher, providing some level of security. No installation is required, although users have to set up an account to use the platform. Privacy concerns about (underaged) students being in contact with foreigners should be taken into consideration. Mixxer is basically a meeting point for language learners looking for a language tandem or language practice.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://www.language-exchanges.org/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - outsiders


  • Listening
  • Speaking


  • Website/other users supply


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

Simple, old-fashioned

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

Available in 9 languages

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


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 (language exchange with real people around the world)


Low (rather suitable for autonomous learning)


High (via Skype and blog posts)

Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

Other technical requirements

Microphone, speakers

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Group/pair work - classmates
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