If you’re like most people, you spend a significant amount of time browsing the internet, either on your phone or laptop. In the 21st century, the digital connection we share has grown exponentially. As this has happened, the opportunities to learn English in creative and engaging ways have increased as well. Here are a few apps that make learning and practicing English fun.
This popular app devises lesson plans based on the user’s learning style and preferences. It is highly effective, having attracted the attention of many organizations and even governments for use in more formal classroom settings.
Memrise focuses on learning and retaining new vocabulary. The app is highly reviewed on Google Play store and other sites. Users have noted the effectiveness of the vocabulary training, which utilizes repetition and associative memory skills to help the learner remember tons of new words and phrases. Best of all, Memrise is free!
Sentence Master Pro
Sentence Master Pro helps users piece together sentences in a more natural way, teaching the proper structure of phrases and other grammatical devices like dependent vs. independent clauses, etc. The app also instructs learners in colloquialisms and proverbs, providing the context for them and teaching how to properly employ them in casual conversation. As an added advantage, the level of difficulty can be adjusted to suit the proficiency of the user.
Perhaps the best-known language software, the company behind Rosetta Stone has also developed an app. One notable feature of Rosetta Stone that makes it stand out is its voice recognition feature, which is designed to identify common pronunciations by non-native speakers, then to teach the proper pronunciation.
MindSnacks has a smooth and easily accessible interface. The games are fun, making learning a new language a breeze. Like the other apps on this list, it is rated very well by users. At $4.99 USD, it’s also very affordable.
Open Language is a thorough set of lessons to teach every level of English learner, from beginners at the very start of their English learning journey to advanced speakers seeking to understand complicated grammatical devices like the proper placement of prepositional phrases. The only drawback is that, at $30 USD per month, it is one of the pricier apps on the market.
These are just a handful of the apps that can prove useful in the pursuit of English fluency.