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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

Write & Improve

Principal function(s): Autonomous learning

Write & Improve is a free online tool developed by the University of Cambridge to help English language learners improve their writing skills. Students choose their level and then receive a selection of writing tasks that match it. Once the assignment has been submitted, the tool automatically assigns an appropriate grade and gives feedback on the writing. Students can later incorporate it into the original text. They can also create their own writing assignments. Evaluation: Write & Improve is a useful tool since it allows English learners to practice grammar, vocabulary, and general writing skills independently, anywhere and at any time, without the physical presence of a teacher. This tool provides students with hundreds of different writing tasks at different CEFR levels. After receiving feedback on their writing, students can modify their original work and re-submit it to see how the recommended changes have improved the quality of their writing.

Cost: Free for students. Free trial period of 2 months for teachers and institutions, allowing a maximum of 200 students to try the tool before purchasing a licence.

Website: https://writeandimprove.com



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar


  • You supply


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

Easy-to-use, straightforward

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 and Spanish

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

Medium. English Language iTutoring Limited, which operates Write & Improve, collects sign up data such as email address, password, level of study, mother tongue, and optionally additional personal information, together with website information like IP addresses, login information, browser details, and user interactions on the site. It shares user data with third parties for different purposes, among which advertising. Also, it employs cookies to enhance the user experience, distinguish users, and improve site functionality. English Language iTutoring Limited stores user data on secure servers and encrypts payment transactions using SSL technology. It acknowledges users rights’ over their personal information, which include requesting information, corrections, deletion, limiting data use, data transfer, and opting out of data processing for marketing. Write & Improve does not explicitly state compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

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

Yes, but users have to create a profile

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)

Yes, users can create their own assignments





Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

Other technical requirements

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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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