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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

DeepL Translate

Principal function(s): Autonomous learningTranslation tools

DeepL Translator is a machine translation service. It offers translations between 29 languages. The cutting-edge technology it uses makes it an accurate and easy-to-use translation tool. Evaluation: A handy and time-efficient tool even in its non-premium version. It is arguably the most accurate existing translation software. However, it is important not to blindly trust DeepL since there might be mistakes in its translations, mainly when it comes to idioms, figurative meanings, and so on. For students, it is important to use this tool in an aware and critical way so as to improve their language proficiency. This can be done by paying attention to the optimal translation offered by DeepL but also reflecting on the other possible translations that can be viewed by clicking on any word so as to eventually choose the fittest one. DeepL can also be used as a writing improvement tool for even one’s first language by translating a text into English and then back into the original language. The final text is then rid of grammar and punctuation mistakes and also stylistically more fine-tuned.

Cost: Free + premium plans available.

Website: https://www.deepl.com/translator



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Writing


  • You supply


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

Modern, intuitive, easy-to-use

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

Very high

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

13 languages

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

High. DeepL 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. It mentions using appropriate security measures to protect user data. While it doesn't provide extensive technical details, it recognizes the importance of safeguarding data. DeepL 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

Not in the free version. Possible with Deepl premium.

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)

As tailorable as a translation tool can be. DeepL offers an optimal translation but also proposes alternative translations.





Technical requirements

Installation required?

No installation is required for the website version. A free app version that requires installation is also available

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Linux, MAC, iOS, Android.

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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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