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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

Deutsche Welle

Principal function(s): Autonomous learningStreaming/radio services

Deutsche Welle provides news and information from Germany and worldwide and their radio and online content is available in 30 different languages. This platform also includes a section offering a wide selection of free resources for German learners and teachers. Evaluation: Both teachers and learners will find a broad variety of resources for learning German. The materials are organized by level following the guidelines of the CEFR. An online placement test is also available in order to help students decide which online resources suit them better. The platform also offers the latest international news in several languages.

Cost: Free without registration

Website: http://www.dw.com



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Reading
  • Intercultural


  • Website/other users supply


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

Modern, 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

English, German and 28 more

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

High. Deutsche Welle appears to collect a variety of data when users access its websites, including non-personal data such as log file information and personal data when necessary for specific services. This implies some level of data minimization. The policy mentions that data is collected for data security reasons and states that data is kept on secure servers. The policy explicitly mentions that Deutsche Welle will ask for users' consent to collect and process personal data in certain cases, such as competitions and newsletters. This aligns with the principle of obtaining explicit consent. Deutsche Welle also mentions that users have the right to withdraw their consent at any time, which implies some level of control over their data. It complies 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

Windows / Mac

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Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


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