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.
Melanie Slaugh is enthusiastic about the growing prospects and opportunities of various industries and writing articles on various consumer goods and services as a freelance writer. She writes extensively for internet service providers and also topics related to internet service providers in my area for presenting the consumers, the information they need to choose the right Internet package for them. She can be reached at slaugh.slaugh907[at]gmail.com.
An online poll carried out by The Christian Post aimed at measuring just how Google+ is faring against rival Facebook found that the majority of voters believe both companies will coexist.
The unofficial poll, in which almost 2,000 people participated, gave voters the following three options to choose from:
1. Google+ Will Dethrone Facebook
2. Google+ Will Lose to Facebook
3. Google+ Will Coexist with Facebook, Just Like Coke and Pepsi
The votes proved to be favorable for “Google+ dethroning Facebook,” with 36.5 percent of the votes (702 votes), over “Google+ losing to Facebook,” 16.6 percent of the votes (319 votes). But the majority, 46.9 percent of the votes (903 votes) believe that both companies will co-exist in rivalry the same way Coca-Cola and Pepsi have battled for dominion until the present.
No duplication of votes was allowed in a poll that blocked identical IP addresses from voting twice. And although the poll’s accuracy may certainly be questioned due to a limited number of votes casted and various other factors, the results of two additional polls conducted revealed consistent in favorable results for Google+.
The three polls consisted of almost 3,500 votes and are still open to any user who wants to weigh his/her opinion against the general online public.
Google India and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation have announced that complete information on Delhi metro schedules and routes will be offered to commuters through "Google Transit".
“In line with Delhi Metro’s vision for a people-centred public transport system, we have launched several initiatives to help commutersbetter manage their travel time, transfers, and make more informed transport decisions. The collaboration withGoogle is another step in this direction to make it even easier for the public to plan their trips with transit information on Google Maps”, said Mr. E Sreedharan, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
Manik Gupta, Product Manager, Google Maps & Local said, Google India said, “Google Transit’s goal is to make public transport information easily accessible and useful. With just a click on a station, commuters can get information showing timings, stations, passing lines, frequency of service etc. As Delhi Metro becomes the favoured public transportation for thousands of commuters every day, it would benefit by attracting new commuters and helping existing commuters to discover new routes. All this will be available on desktops as well as mobiles to make it easier for the commuters.”
Google’s new twitter like service. Google Buzz!
Google buzz is “Start conversations about the things you find interesting. Share updates, photos, videos and more with your friends.” according to Google.
You can buzz directly from your Gmail Inbox. I found this in my Google Apps Email @techeguide.com but didn’t get invited in Gmail,must be something tizzy.
Check it out and tell here whether you have it in your email?
After such a long time I’m back to blogging now. I must mention that I was quite busy with my Social Network project Franktag.com and recently launched it.
Now back to topic, yesterday I got an invitation of Google Wave preview from Google Team. If you’re still new to Google wave then check out my post I wrote about it.
Here is the screen shot of the email.
I can also invite others to use Google Wave Preview just like orkut.
It’s very useful in workplaces. Well I haven’t tried it’s all features so I can’t say more about it. If you would like to get an Invitation for Google Wave just drop me a comment.
Have you tried it? What’s your experience? Please say it in your comments.