June 5, 2016
Learning language is not only about learning syntax and grammar, it is also about knowing how to use language in real life situations. Linguists call this communicative competence. For learners to develop such a competence, they need direct contact with native speakers of the target language. Luckily, Web technologies now offer language learners the possibility to engage with native speakers and learn more about the pragmatic aspects of language learning without having to travel anywhere. Below are some very good websites and applications that English language learners can use to learn about how English is being used in real life speech events.
1- Lingo TV
‘Learn Real English from movies and practice with other learners! Speechyard always provides you with a wide choice of different videos . The newest way lies in collecting unknown words or phrases from movie subtitles into your own library. The service gives you different kinds of trainings, that allows you to exercise new words properly with minimum efforts. And for trying your English in practice, Speechyard gives an opportunity to meet new friends all over the world and chat with them for overcoming a language barrier.’
Subasub is a search engine that allows language learners to search words explanations through conversations in movies. Learners get to see the actual usage of the word in everyday spoken language.
'Cambly gives you instant access to native English speakers over video chat. Your friendly language partners are ready to help you practice conversation skills, pronunciation, and any other English skills you'd like to improve. Cambly is a great way to practice English for beginners or experts.'