English is one of the most difficult languages to learn in the world. It has so many contradictory rules, pronunciations and terms that it is nearly impossible to learn without much, much practice. If you are not a natural English speaker, than the task can seem daunting. However, there is hope. Here are five apps that can help you learn English, even on the go.
- EF Mobile English Basic Edition – The world’s largest online English school, EF Englishtown, has now gone mobile. EF Mobile English app gives you access to a wide array of interactive learning tools, including: 5,000 flashcards, audio tools, listening tests, pronunciation practice tools and much more – all on your mobile device.
- Busuu.com Mobile Apps – This app has a very wide vocabulary: over 3,000 words and key phrases. It has lessons from beginner to advanced intermediate levels (A1 - B2). It also allows you to practice your skills using over 150 different subjects about everyday situations. The app also comes with complete audio-visual learning material with photos and recordings by native speakers. Units include vocabulary, dialogues and interactive tests. The app works on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android; with no stable internet connection required. The free version has 20 complete learning elements. The app also links to your profile on busuu.com, the online community for learning languages with over 3,000,000 users.
- LearnEnglish Elementary – The LearnEnglish Elementary app is really a series of English learning podcasts for you to directly download and learn from on your mobile device. Each podcast, with the dynamic twosome of Tess and Ravi, is 20 minutes long and has questions intended for elementary learners of English.
- Hello-Hello’s Basic English Conversational Course–This app is a complete language course with 30 conversational trainings and hundreds of flashcards to practice vocabulary words. The course was established in cooperation with The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), which is the leading association of teachers and administrators of all languages at all levels, helping more than 12,000 educationalists.
- Mango Mobile - Mango Mobile Library Edition is a respected language learning platform that delivers fast, easy and practical language learning wherever your journeys take you. This free app contacts the Mango Languages courses accessible through your local library, and operates just like Mango online. Just tap the screen to uncover answers and hear pronunciations by native speakers. You’ll engage with vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture in each model. For the app to work, you must have an account with Mango prepared through your local library’s website, and an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Once the app and programs have been downloaded, you can study at your leisure, with or without an internet connection.
Learning English can be quite a challenge, but these apps should give you some help. Try one out today and see what new vocabulary you can add to your repertoire.
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