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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 learningStreaming/radio services

Evaluation: A well-designed, easy-to-use and accessible streaming service with quality content and interesting topics. ARTE provides completely free access to hundreds of documentaries, films, and series in six European languages. Watching content on ARTE in the target language with or without subtitles could be a great way to support students’ language-learning process while supporting a European-wide project with positive values such as gender equality and environmental protection. By creating an account, users can save content to watch later and receive ARTE’s newsletter with all the news about the platform. There is no tutorial on YouTube for this tool.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.arte.tv/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Listening
  • Intercultural


  • Website/other users supply


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

Modern, intuitive, easy-to-use, similar to that of other streaming services

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

Six languages: French, German, English, Spanish, Polish, and Italian. Not all the content is available in all languages.

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

Very high. ARTE complies with GDPR and has introduced measures to provide information and protect personal data and privacy. The extent of data collection is reasonable and there is a strong emphasis on consent. Arte’s privacy policy elaborates in-depth on users’ control over personal data. See more here

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

Yes, with an ARTE account, where content can be saved to watch later.

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 filter content to watch according to their taste, choose the language of subtitles, and more. Similar to other streaming services.





Technical requirements

Installation required?

No installation is required. A user account is not required, although it is recommendable for saving interesting content to watch later.

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Linux, MAC, iOS, Android.

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Group/pair work - classmates
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