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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): Game apps

Language Drops is a gamified language-learning app that helps users learn vocabulary in different languages in a quick and entertaining way. It can be used to learn many languages, among them Igbo, Tagalog, Swahili, and Hawaiian as well as Arabic, German, Spanish or Ukrainian, for example. It can be used in its browser version and as an app. Evaluation: Language Drops is a valuable tool which helps users start learning or improve their knowledge of vocabulary in other languages. Its interface is modern, intuitive and pleasant to use, and its gamified learning mechanism is designed to stimulate users’ motivation to memorise words quickly and efficiently. The platform focuses on vocabulary and short phrases and is thus valuable as a complement to materials or courses which focus on other aspects of language learning. It is somewhat similar to other language-learning gamified apps such as Duolingo. Push notifications can be turned off.

Cost: Free without registration + premium options available

Website: https://languagedrops.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Vocabulary


  • Website/other users supply


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

Modern, intuitive

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

Over 30 languages and dialects.

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

Medium. Language Drops collects personal data and extensive cookies for different purposes, among which the marketing of its services. However, it does not share it with third parties for marketing purposes. Language Drops employs reasonable technical and organizational measures to guarantee data security. It also mentions user rights such as the right to access, rectify or erase user data. The platform states specific policy measures for children. Language Drops’ privacy policy does not explicitly mention compliance with the GDPR.See more here

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)

Limited. The app allows users to select a target language, an approximate level of fluency, and thematic areas for learning vocabulary, but the target words provided are not tailorable





Technical requirements

Installation required?

The app requires installation. No installation required for the browser version. Both require the creation of an account.

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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