9 Most Popular iOS Apps to Learn English


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Learning English bridges many gaps for foreign-born people. It’s necessary for communication with employers, neighbors, children’s teachers, doctors, landlords and others with whom they must communicate. It is also key to passing the U.S. citizenship exam and the ability to vote.

The U.S. foreign-born population more than doubled between 1990 and 2000, urban.org reports. Consequently, the number of adults enrolled in English as a Second Language classes (ESL) has increased dramatically.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the number of ESL students enrolled in federally funded programs increased from 1.1 million to 1.2 million just between 2002 and 2003. In the 2007-2008 school year, more than 5.3 million children were enrolled in ESL classes, migrationinformation.org reports; by 2015, that number will reach 10 million.

There are a variety of ESL apps and tools that make the learning process easier for the ESL student. Let’s take a look at some of the most Popular iOS and Android Apps to Learn English Language:

1. Intro to Letters

This simple app takes you through every letter in the English alphabet. Students can tap a letter they want to learn about, and the app will tell them what the letter means, examples of how it is used and what it sounds like in different words. Then you can do exercises, flashcards and puzzles with each letter. To help students write the letters, the app offers a tracing program for practice.

2. Hello-Hello English

Hello-Hello English was built in part by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. It uses a teaching method called Mobile Immersion to create a virtual environment that guides learners visually to develop functional language skills. It comes with 30 conversational lessons based on real-life situations. Animated lessons, games and exercises allow students to practice speaking, writing, reading and listening skills. You will find the app for Android here.

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3. SpeakingPal English Tutor

SpeakingPal English Tutor is an interactive app that uses a mobile phone’s speech recognition capability. It features a series of 5-minute mini-lessons, dialogs, interactive exercises, role-playing and language activities. Using the speech recognition technology, this app provides instant feedback on the students speaking performance and a review mode for later. It is available on iPhone and Android for free.

4. Conversation English

This app features 20 lessons, each with video dialog, conversation listening and reading, comprehension, vocabulary and sentence completion. The app follows an ongoing storyline about a group of friends and their relationships. By following the story, students learn English idioms, expressions and vocabulary. This is a great app for students who wish to practice more conversational English. It’s available for download on iTunes.

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5. Supiki English Conversation Speaking Practice app

My absolute favorite iOS app to improve your conversational skills. Supiki is the smart app that actually talks with you. Supiki provides the topic and starts the conversation. Based on what you say, Supiki will respond differently. Your spoken English will improve because you are practicing real conversations.

6. Busuu

Through comprehensive vocabulary, dialogue and interactive tests, students will learn more than 3,000 words and expressions. It covers 150 topics using day-to-day situations. This app is suitable for both beginning and advanced students. It is available for download on iPhone (including iOS 4, optimized for retina display), iPad, iPod touch and Android. It comes with 20 free learning units, with full content available for purchase.

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7. English as a Second Language (ESL) Podcast

For beginning to advanced English learners, this app features a podcast for ESL students. Each podcast episode can be translated to native language and comes with a detailed learning guide. You can socialize and comment with other students to discuss the episodes.

 

8. Sentence Builder

This iPad application is one of the most popular ESL apps for younger students, according to Edudemic.com. It provides vivid images and videos, then shows various words and phrases you can piece together to form the right English sentence to go with the image.

 

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9. Voxy

Voxy is suited for both the beginner and advanced learner. It creates personalized lessons which adapt based on the student’s level, interests and goals. It features skill-based lessons based on specific goals. Students can take private lessons with a certified, native English-speaking tutor to improve their speaking skills. Tutors provide detailed feedback on student performance. Tests focus on the words and phrases students are exposed to throughout the course and if they pass, they get an award. It can be downloaded for free on iPhone and Android.

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Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free on the App Store

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Learn English, Speak English by SpeakingPal on the App Store

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Murphy's English Grammar in Use on the App Store

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Learn English with Films - ABA English on the App Store

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„1800 English Grammar Questions (Grammar In Use) - Free English language exercises for testing, learning, speaking, r...

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Learn English with Johnny Grammar's Word Challenge on the App Store

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busuu - Learn Spanish, French, English, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Polish for free on the App Store

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Spelling Bee Word Game for kids from kindergarten to 6th grade + American English for ESL

Description
Fun Way to Learn Spelling Words! Spelling is one of the fundamental skills of effective written communication. Our app is a powerful tool that can make learning easier and develop spelling skills directly and systematically. Try these fun ways to help your kids memorize spelling words!

◆ This spelling app will transform many poor spellers into proficient
and confident spellers.

◆ It will boost the learner's confidence.

◆ It can be used by little learners (it incorporates Dolch Lists), by students of all grade levels (a unique component of this spelling app is a selection of academic vocabulary based on the science, social studies, mathematics, and language arts curriculum/standards for each specific grade level), and by adults of all walks of life to improve spelling.

◆ It is just perfect for English Language Learners.

◆ It tests your spelling and tracks your progress.

◆ It includes the dictation of sentences which will remind students that the spelling words do not occur in isolation. The sentences also reinforce the correct meaning and usage of the words.

◆ It is a great tool to prepare for a Spelling Bee competition and win!

◆ It is entertaining, with music and sound effects!

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Practice English Grammar on the App Store

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„TOEFL iBT Review! Learn English grammar & vocab by reading, speaking, writing, & listening.“ im App Store

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„Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus“ im App Store

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„English with Lingualeo: learn new words and grammar, watch video lectures and read articles“ im App Store

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English Idioms Illustrated on the App Store

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LearnEnglish Grammar (UK Edition) on the App Store

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„Amerikanisches Englisch lernen mit Mondly: Sprachkurs & Grammatik-Lektionen für Anfänger - lerne Sprachen kostenlos“...

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„Englisch lernen mit Wlingua – Wortschatz und Englischkurs“ im App Store

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English Learning Games for Kids. Educational activities to teach kids how to read, speak & spell.

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English by Nemo – Free Language Learning App for iPhone and iPad on the App Store

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Learn English grammar tenses - exercises + rules for esl learners on the App Store

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