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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): Autonomous learningTranslation toolsVerb conjugators

Pons software offers different linguistic tools such as translation, spell-checking, dictionaries, conjugation tools and vocabulary and grammar trainers. Pons translation is currently available in 27 languages and, at times, it offers context translation. Pons can be used in its browser version, installed as a browser section or a device app. It has extensive translation and language learning activities provided by PONS German lexicographer company, with a free version. Evaluation: Pons provides a valuable tool for translating, whereby users can also learn new vocabulary in context, as well as a verb conjugator, dictionary and more. It is therefore an interesting and rich language-learning resource that can prove useful for many situations. It also provides peer-reviewed pronunciation for words.

Cost: Free without registration + premium options available

Website: https://en.pons.com/translate



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation


  • 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

14 languages.

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

Medium. Pons collects some user information, such as name, address and email address. It anonymously analyses such information for statistical purposes and to improve its websites, services and apps. In the free version, Pons stores and uses cookies, device IDs and similar tracking technologies on end devices, and processes it pseudonymised into usage profiles in order to display usage-based advertising. It also displays advertisements. Pons’ privacy policy mentions technical and organisational security precautions such as encryption. It also acknowledges users’ rights to access, modify and delete data. Pons complies with the GDPR. See more here.

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

Yes, but it requires setting up an account

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. Creating an account provides access to more features.

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


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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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