While I was working on yesterday's post " A List of Great iPad Apps for Summer Learning " It dawned on me to curate a list of iPad apps to learn English. Summer is probably the ideal time to train your vocal cords and get them attuned to another linguistic system different than yours. Learning a language is a process that entails a lot of dedication and commitment. However, now with the advance in web technologies and mobile apps , learning a new language has become a less rigorous task and a more enjoyable endeavor.
Besides the plethora of web based tools that helps learners easily learn a new language , there are also a number of great mobile apps that can do the some job or even better. Most of these apps are interactive and cover all the language areas ( grammar, vocabulary, speaking, writing ) learners need to master to speak the target language.
Below is a list of some great iPad apps for learning English. I curated the list in such a way that beginners both native and non-native speakers of English would find these apps helpful in consolidating their linguistic capacities in English.
1- Grammar App HD
The Grammar App HD uses a new approach - that of an interactive book with an easy to learn format, and a simple step by step guide. The app also includes a quick check while taking a tutorial to test your understanding of what you just read.2- Grammar Dragon
The grammar dragon has captured all of your friends from the castle. You must rescue a different person on each level by correctly identifying various parts of speech.
3- Grammar Up
Grammar Up is a multiple choice quiz system for English which provides over 1800 questions across 20 grammar categories.
4- Grammar Fun
Grammar Fun allows kids of all ages to learn correct grammar by matching grammatical constructs to the corresponding words in a sentence. A child friendly interface makes this a fun filled activity
5- Learn English The Fun Way
Learn English the fun way with Baby Carrot’s sentence, word and grammar matching lessons. You get to do simple exercises like matching an animal to its picture to more complicated exercises where you will need to choose the correct picture from a short description. All our speakers are native English speakers so you learn to speak English the right way.
Grammaropolis is where grammar lives! Hailed as a Schoolhouse Rock for the 21st Century, Grammaropolis uses the parts of speech as animated characters whose personalities are based on the roles they play in the sentence. From the shady pronoun always trying to take the noun’s place to the motherly conjunction who just wants everyone to get along, Grammaropolis achieves the impossible: we make learning grammar fun!
With SparkleFish you can record creative words in your own voice for playback inside surprising, ad-lib stories. If you enjoy Mad Libs, then you’ll really love SparkleFish. It’s fun for all ages, species, individuals, groups, etc.
8- Exam Vocabulary Builder
Using AccelaStudy's intuitive flashcard-like approach on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, you can quickly expand your English vocabulary for graduate school exams, university entrance exams, professional advancement, or simply increased language proficiency.
Vocabology allows you to learn the word of the day from several dictionary sources on the Internet. The best way to learn a new word is to use it repeatedly. Vocabology encourages this learning behavior to help you build your vocab.
10- PCS Memory
The Picture Communication Symbols (PCS™) Memory App provides a fun, mobile way to practice vocabulary, articulation, language and rhyming and is great for general education students, students with Autism, Down Syndrome and Speech and Language delays.