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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): Streaming/radio services

RedCircle is a podcasting host which allows users to host and distribute their podcasts. The platform gives users unlimited uploads and storage, as well as allows them to share content on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and many other directories. Users can also check the platform’s built-in analytics to track and increase their audience. Podcast recordings need to be in mp3 or mp4 formats and cannot be larger than 200MB. Creators can upload an image for each recording or leave them without any, in which case the default image of the sharing platform is used. Creators can also choose titles, write short summaries and choose publishing dates. Evaluation: RedCircle is a suitable platform for teachers and students as it is easy to use and gives them a free option to express their creativity in any language. Users also get an email from the platform through which their listeners can contact them. Another great feature of the platform is that it finds advertisers for users and helps them earn money with it, although the platform keeps 30% of the revenue. Dynamic insertion allows users to add advertisements to older episodes as well.

Cost: free with registration

Website: https://redcircle.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Pronunciation


  • Website/other users supply
  • You 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?

Low. RedCircle collects various types of user information such as sing-up or location information, together with cookies. This is done for different purposes, among which marketing. It shares data with third parties for the running of the platform, together with selling de-identified information. RedCircle acknowledges the importance of data security and mentions that they employ appropriate security measures to protect user data. RedCircle mentions that users have control over their personal information. They provide options for users to modify their data or request deletion of their account. Redcircle does not state 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

Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android

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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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