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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): Audiobooks

LibriVox is a platform where independent users share partial or complete audiobooks, which they have recorded themselves. It allows teachers and students of different foreign languages to browse the catalogue by author, title, genre, or language and to download the available audiobooks for free. These audio files are of public domain in the USA, but it may be necessary to verify their copyright status in order to use them for public purposes in other countries. Evaluation: The interface is very simple and easy to use. It is possible both to listen to the recorded audios on streaming and to download them. The accent and delivery are varied, as those who record themselves are volunteers. There are many titles available in some languages (especially in English) but very few in others.

Cost: Free without registration

Website: https://librivox.org/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Listening


  • Website/other users supply


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


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


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

High. LibriVox collects very limited user data through browser cookies that are employed to improve user experience. To set up an account, LibriVox asks only for a username, a password, and an e-mail. The platform sends some automatically generated e-mails but users can opt out from this. LibriVox states that it is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts it, although the latter is not specified. LibriVox does not mention compliance with 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

Mac / Windows

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Principal Functions
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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