5 Great Mobile Apps for Learning English

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English has fast become the language in which all international business and relations are conducted, and a firm grasp of the language is often directly correlated to level of success. However, with a large part of the world not being native speakers, and the busy person not having time for language classes, achieving the required level of prowess used to be rather difficult. Not so anymore, in this age of Smartphones and Tablets! What we used to have to find a decent class, and pay an arm and a leg for, is now available at the click of a button, right in the comfort of our home (or office, or bus, or anywhere at all). We’ve compiled for you a list of five great apps for learning English, and five apps to help supplement those in-app classes!

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The Official doodleblue 5 Great Mobile Apps for Learning English Globalization has brought us international soaps shampoo English has fast become the language in which all international business and relations are conducted and a firm grasp of the language is often directly correlated to level of success. However with a large part of the world having time for language classes achieving the required level of prowess used to be rather difficult. Not so anymore in this age of Smartphones and Tablets What we used to have to find a decent class and pay an arm and a leg for is now available at the click of a button right in the comfort of our home or office or bus or anywhere at all. great apps for learning English and five apps to help supplement thos Pocket Teachers 1. Conversation English – Packed with easy-to-understand lessons in t teaches through simple video dialogs listening comprehension exercises. It takes the form of a continuous storyline so that annoying disconnect you see with most apps is absent. blue blog 5 Great Mobile Apps for Learning English Globalization has brought us international soaps shampoos TV sets and yes a language. English has fast become the language in which all international business and relations are conducted and a firm grasp of the language is often directly correlated to level of success. However with a large part of the world not being native speakers and the busy person not having time for language classes achieving the required level of prowess used to be rather difficult. Not so anymore in this age of Smartphones and Tablets What we used to have to find and pay an arm and a leg for is now available at the click of a button right in the comfort of our home or office or bus or anywhere at all. We’ve compiled for you a list of five great apps for learning English and five apps to help supplement those in-app classes iPhone Mobile App understand lessons in the form of videos this app is made to please. It teaches through simple video dialogs listening-speaking exercises vocabulary and reading comprehension exercises. It takes the form of a continuous storyline so that annoying apps is absent. 5 Great Mobile Apps for Learning English s TV sets and yes a language. English has fast become the language in which all international business and relations are conducted and a firm grasp of the language is often directly correlated to level of success. not being native speakers and the busy person not having time for language classes achieving the required level of prowess used to be rather difficult. Not so anymore in this age of Smartphones and Tablets What we used to have to find and pay an arm and a leg for is now available at the click of a button right in the We’ve compiled for you a list of five app classes he form of videos this app is made to please. It speaking exercises vocabulary and reading comprehension exercises. It takes the form of a continuous storyline so that annoying

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2. ESL Daily English – An Android Mobile App This app is in the style of a podcast which is very convenient if you mean to use it during your commute to and from work. It certainly prevents the problem of strangers throwing some side- eye at the man in the suit who’s repeating stuff into his phone Plug in your earphones and listen to the day’s podcast. Perhaps not as interactive as some apps this one still does the job 3. Rosetta Stone – An iOS Mobile App Definitely one of the most famous language teaching apps primarily because it makes the ambitious attempt to teach a language through that language itself- a bit of an immersion experience if you will. It teaches simple English words through pictures puts together sentences and allows you to learn other words through context. The only downside is that only the demo version is free for a full version you’ll have to pay up. But with the impressive way in which it teaches the language it’s certainly worth it. 4. FluentU

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Another unique app FluentU takes mainstream music videos commercials talks and news clips and spins them into an interactive English language learning experience. This app teaches you English in as natural and immersive a manner as possible. It has interactive captions for the videos and you can click on words you don’t know and see a picture or definition for it as you watch the videos. 5. Open Language Systematic to the core- that would be the best way to describe this one It is organized as per the CEFR- Common European Framework of Reference for Language with A1 being beginner level and C2 being native. Within each such level you have more categories- business English English in daily life English for presentations and interview skills. It really streamlines the process of learning the language It has dialogs meanings for the dialogs and an interactive activity at the end of each ‘session’. At 30 a month it may seem a bit pricey but compared to the price and inconvenience of a brick and mortar classroom this one is gold.

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Supplement Your Learning We all know learning should not stop in the classroom unless you’re in school in which case we know that’s how it works so here are some apps that will help you apply and supplement the skills the language learning apps teach. 1. Merriam-Webster Dictionary This app is available for both android and iOS and provides meanings for any word you might encounter at the touch of a button. With pronunciations synonyms antonyms and usage provided this dictionary app will be the most useful tool in your arsenal as you learn the language. 2. SpeakingPal So you’ve learned a bunch of important words and phrases but can you really say them right Much like in French where the difference in pronunciation for poisson and poison can mean the difference between a delicious dinner and a date with death correct pronunciation is everything in English. This app allows you to record your speech and compare it with that of a native speaker so you can correct any mistakes. It’s perfect for fine-tuning your skills.

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3. Guide to English Idioms This Android app is great for people who want to use idioms as naturally as a native speaker of English. The idiom meaning and common usage are given. This one really hits the nail on the head in a difficult area. No more wondering what someone means when they say they “let the cat out of the bag” when they reveal the details of a surprise party

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4. English Level Checker This one’s pretty obvious too. An app that lets you test your proficiency level- from beginner to near native. This is useful so you can assess yourself and how much harder you need to work. 5. iBooks Reading is often overlooked as one of the best ways to improve your language skills. An App like iBooks or the Kindle Reader or Nook reader will let you download a multitude of free and paid ebooks at various levels of difficulty. As you read you can utilize a dictionary or your other resources to really get a grasp of what you’ve read. And there’s nothing better than a good story to really interest you in learning a language

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