The internet and internet technology has provided our society with many advantages in recent years. So much of our lives and our work are now involved with online communication and online interaction that it is almost difficult to imagine a world without these online avenues. As online resources become more and more available and vast, new subjects are taking to the web. Mobile technology has been steadily growing in popularity over the years. While at one time mobile applications for you smartphone or tablet consisted of Angry Birds and Words with Friends, there are now apps for practicing math, studying for school, and learning languages. These four mobile apps are extremely useful tools for learning English as a second language.
This application focuses on perfecting English language skills for the workplace. The app uses an interactive and innovative interface to explore over 150 different useful English words, phrases, idioms, and expressions that are used in the workplace or office. This is a great tool for ESL professionals wishing to perfect their business persona. You can use this app to develop your listening skills, improve telephone skills, emailing skills, conversational skills, and much more. These professional (both formal and informal) communications are essential aspects of becoming a successful employee and professional. The app is only $2.99 for your iPhone or iPad and offers 14 different lessons.
Brought to you by The New York Times Company, this mobile app helps you practice and improve your English language skills. Providing resources for reading, listening, and vocabulary, this app is a great choice for second-language English speakers. For only $2.99, you can get 12 English lessons plans based on famous articles from the New York Times. These lessons include a range of tools including vocabulary flashcards, article reading tasks, audio for articles, comprehension tasks, and much more. This tool is designed for intermediate to advanced English language learners.
This application is perfect for anyone learning English as a second language. Dedicated to helping you practice and improve your conversational English skills, the Conversation English App provides 20 different lessons. Learning the conversational side of a language can oftentimes be the most challenging aspect of language acquisition. This application is solely dedicated to conversational English lessons. You can learn over 200 common English idioms and expressions, improve your listening skills, and develop conversational speaking skills using this application.
Though this application is aimed towards elementary aged children learning to build grammatically correct sentences in English, it can also be extremely useful for second language learners. Sentence Builder uses a clear and intuitive interface to help users build English sentences. There are pictures to guide learning and game based tools to encourage learning. At a higher price tag ($5.99), this application also includes a useful statistical tracking system, so that you can see your progress. This application is great for younger kids and is really a wonderful way to practice creating proper English sentences.
This guest post is contributed by Angelita Williams, who writes on the topics of online courses. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: angelita.williams7 @gmail.com.
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