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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): BookmarkingFlashcard creators

ReadLang is a language learning tool that helps users learn languages through reading authentic texts. It works by providing translations and vocabulary assistance while users read texts in their target language. Users can import books, articles, and webpages to the platform, together with saving words in the form of flashcards to memorise them later. ReadLang can be used in its browser version or as an extension. It offers both free and premium versions and requires signup. ReadLang is developed by Steve Ridout. Evaluation: ReadLang is a useful tool for language learners to improve their reading comprehension and acquire vocabulary through reading original texts with assistance. It is specifically thought for language learning, has a neat interface, and can be adapted to any level, so it is perfect for language learners. Basic IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration + paid premium plans

Website: http://readlang.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Reading
  • Vocabulary


  • You supply


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

Neat, user-friendly

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?

High. Readlang requires users to provide some information when signing up, such as name and email. Also, it collects data linked to the content that users make available on the platform, together with usage information, including the pages users visit, the links they click on, and others. This is only done to improve the service and so Readlang does not sell user information to third parties. Its privacy policy does not elaborate on security measures. Readlang acknowledges users’ rights to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of personal information. Readlang observes 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

Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

Other technical requirements

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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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