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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

Learning English by Cambridge

Principal function(s): Autonomous learningGame apps

This is Cambridge’s platform to support the learning of English. It includes different sections. Firstly, there are the “Activities for Learners”, with up to 176 activities in different levels to learn English. This section includes a search tool to filter activities by skill, level and the time needed to complete them. Secondly, there are “Exam Preparation” materials for the different examination levels. Thirdly, there is a “Free Resources” tab, which includes the “Write and Improve” tool and the “Games and Social Media” tab with applications that support language learning, information for parents, and more. Evaluation: A useful, easy-to-navigate and enriching array of activities, tools and sources of information regarding the teaching and learning and English. Many of the tools can be accessed immediately and without installation. They can be used as a complementary activity for a class or a method to support personal learning at home. Many of the tools are already very popular, such as “Write and Improve”, while others also have much to offer. All in all, it is a very useful compilation of resources by a renowned institution such as Cambridge. It can be useful in many ways for teachers, students and parents.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/activities-for-learners/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar


  • Website/other users supply


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

Modern, intuitive, easy-to-navigate.

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

Available in 30+ languages.

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

High. Learning English by Cambridge collects extensive cookies but they are only used for improving the service. They also send marketing information, although only with consent. User data is shared with third parties, but only for purposes related to the same platform. The privacy policy mentions security measures and users’ rights to correct, delete, limit or stop using their personal information. LearningEnglish by Cambridge does not explicitly declare compliance with the GDPR but it mentions EU Data Protection Authorities. See more here.

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

Depends on the activity. Mainly not.

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)

Depends on the activity.





Technical requirements

Installation required?

Not for any of the contents besides the applications.

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Linux, MAC, iOS, Android.

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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