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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): Game apps

Akinator is an online game in which the goal is to pick a character and have the genie guess who it is. Users can pick a character from a video game, a movie, a book, or real life. The genie will then ask the user a series of questions about the character to determine who it is and once it thinks it has the correct answer it will guess it. Users can also have the option to add characters such as themselves or people they know in real life. Evaluation: Akinator is a simple yet engaging game that allows users to acquire some vocabulary in their target language. It can be played in up to 14 different languages. There is no limit to how many times you can play and is free, although it displays ads. It is also available in app form.

Cost: Free

Website: https://en.akinator.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Vocabulary


  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply


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

Simple, somewhat 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

English + 14 others

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

Medium. Akinator collects data for to improve its services but does not specify the exact types of data collected. It allegedly takes reasonable measures are taken to protect personal data, although it lacks specific details about security practices. The policy indicates that data processing is based on user consent, especially for geolocation and cookies. It mentions that users can oppose data collection and manage cookie settings but does not specify how users can exercise other data subject rights. Akinator complies with GDPR. However, the website provides links to external websites which may also collect personal or general data. The use of these websites and the collecting and use of personal data by these websites fall under the terms and conditions and data protection policies of the aforementioned websites. It also displays some quite intrusive ads on its interface. See more here..

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

To some extent. Users can add their own characteres to Akinator and play with them later on.

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)

To some extent. Akinator’s database contains hundreds of characters, so there are many possibilities to play.





Technical requirements

Installation required?

No, available in browser and app forms

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

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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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