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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): Autonomous learningFlashcard creators

Anki is a flashcard tool that helps learners memorise facts, words, and more. It supports images, audio, and video and can be synced with other devices, such as smartphones or tablets. It can also be installed on a PC or be used online by setting up an account. Evaluation: A valuable tool for memorising facts and words, thus being potentially useful for any kind of subject or language. Pupils and students can use it to record and store unknown words in their target language and to later test their knowledge, while teachers can share flashcards with students to study individually at home or recreate a quiz in the classroom. Anki is thus a suitable tool for both flashcards and quiz creation. Since it supports video and audio, Anki can also be used for enhancing language skills such as listening and pronunciation, being therefore fitting for language teaching and learning. It is nevertheless mainly directed towards learning vocabulary. Average IT skills are a prerequisite for using Anki.

Cost: Free for all operating systems but iOS, for which the lifetime usage cost is $24.99.

Website: https://apps.ankiweb.net/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Vocabulary


  • You supply


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

Simple, user-friendly, slightly old-fashioned

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

Medium. It may take some time to create a set of flashcards given that the content is created by the user. However, Anki flashcards can be shard.

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

More than 40 languages.

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

High. It uses cookies but ignores Google Analytics’ and other similar services. It refrains from using personal data for advertising or marketing purposes. Overall, the privacy section demonstrates a strong commitment to transparency, data minimisation, and user data protection, although it could be more extensive. It does not mention whether it complies with 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)

High. Learners introduce the content they desire into the flashcards, making Anki tailorable and suitable for any kind of learning.





Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

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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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