March , 2014
Over the last couple of weeks I received some requests for featuring a list of iPad apps for ESL learners and I never had time to compile it till tonight. Below are some of the titles I would suggest you try out with your students. Again, I included only the ones I believe are worth the mention here. Enjoy
The Kidioms iPad app makes learning idioms fun for children, ELL students, or anyone wishing to improve their understanding of English. The app uses an interactive notebook to present an idiom, it’s meaning and an example showing the idiom used in context. Each page of the notebook also has a graphic to help illustrate the idiom’s meaning.
Doctor Phrasalstein who, with the help of his friends, will teach us 100 phrasal verbs using animations inspired by the classic “horror movie” genre, with a touch of humour and irony.
WordBook is a comprehensive, quick and intuitive dictionary and thesaurus of the English language. It’s a great combination of comprehensive contents and fast intuitive interface. It includes 150,000 entries with more than 220,000 definitions, 70,000 usage samples
4- Preposition Builder
PrepositionBuilder™ is designed to help elementary aged children learn the correct use of prepositions and learn how prepositions can change the meaning of a sentence.
5- Basic Pronunciation
Learning by listening with four fun games that improve your pre-intermediate English pronunciation. A new way for learners of English to practise speech, mixing audio and visuals across 400 challenging questions.
6- Intro to Letters
Intro to Letters will help your child learn to trace, read, write, and record letter sounds, names, and phonograms, based on the proven methodology of Montessori.
7- Rainbow Sentences
Rainbow Sentences is designed to help students improve their ability to construct grammatically correct sentences by using color coded visual cues. The who, what, where, and why parts of sentences are color coded to help students recognize and understand how combinations of these parts create basic sentence structure.
8- Conversation English
Conversation English is an excellent app for anyone learning English as a second or foreign language. Practice and improve your English conversation skills with 20 complete Conversation English Lessons. You will learn over 200 common English Idioms and Expressions, improve your Listening Skills, and develop your Speaking Skills.
9- Adventures for kids
Give them a head start hearing and speaking the English vocabulary at a time when their growing brains are literally “language learning machines”. “Adventures for Kids” uses the power of the computer and attraction of a video game to open your child’s mind to basic English words – all while having fun!
10- English is Easy
This set of flashcards was drawn for language learners of all ages and nationalities. Whether you are a beginner or someone who needs to refresh the basics, these pictures will help to lock in vocabulary by building stronger associations.