Apps are one of the best ways to help you on your journey of learning English. They are convenient because you can use them on your cell phone, which is something that you always carry with you. Apps are also a lot of fun as many of them are designed like games. Check out these 5 that come highly recommended:
Duolingo has always been a favourite. It’s simple to use and keeps you motivated to learn by being fun and actively tracking your progress. It works on all four skills in a way that makes you feel like you are playing a game. This app is for beginners and intermediate level learners.
British Council- Learning English
British Council has a quite a few different learning apps, so have a look to see which one is best for you. These range from apps with videos about England’s culture to learning US grammar.
Quizlet is a popular website that is also an app. You can use flashcards that have already been made by someone else to practice your English skills. There are different flashcard games you can play. If you upgrade, you can have access offline.
Like Quizlet, Memrise also uses flashcards, but they make it more fun. Memrise helps you to actively and easily remember new words and phrases. It features videos with native speakers so you can also see language in action.
TED isn’t made for English language learners, but if your English level is upper intermediate to advanced, TED is for you. You may already be familiar with TED talks, which are short presentations on any topic, in your own language. Why not listen in English? You’ll probably learn something new and improve your listening skills. TED also had TED-Ed, where the videos are set up as comprehension lessons, which is also a
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Yvette Smith has been an educator for the past six years. Her speciality is ESL and has taught students of all ages in China, Mexico, and Vietnam.
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