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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): Translation tools

Linguee is a multilingual dictionary and translation tool. It is accessible online and as an app on iOS and Android. It is currently available in 25 languages. If one searches for a word or a phrase on Linguee, one will see its translation, pronunciation, common phrases and examples of usage in both languages. Linguee also offers external sources where it shows examples of that word/phrase being used. For unreliable sources, there is a caution sign. Evaluation: Linguee is a very useful tool for learning vocabulary in context. It uses DeepL and external resources to translate words and phrases. It allows learners to learn new words after seeing them in a sentence and not as isolated words. Linguee can be well combined with flashcard tools such as Anki.

Cost: Free without registration

Website: https://www.linguee.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Reading
  • Vocabulary


  • 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

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Chinese, Japanese and Dutch

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

High. Linguee belongs to DeepL, so the same conditions apply. It collects and processes personal data only to the extent necessary for providing its translation services. However, the free version uses the introduced text to improve the software’s algorithm. Its privacy policy mentions using appropriate security measures to protect user data. While it doesn't provide extensive technical details, it recognizes the importance of safeguarding data. Linguee mentions collecting data based on legal bases, such as consent for certain types of cookies and data processing. It complies with GDPR. 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?

No (app available on iOS and Android)

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

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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


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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