May 1, 2012

16 iPad Apps for Non-Natives Learning English (Tech Read)




Labels: Author's Note, Education, Guest Post, Languages, Native, iPad



We are always looking to simplify the searches that people make for specific apps. Today's helpful post is a guest article by Bestcollegesonline.com entitled 16 Incredible iPad Apps for ESL Learners. To clarify, ESL is the abbreviation for English as a Second Language. Florida is an excellent example of a state that requires ESL Learning. There is no need to struggle along with inadequate verbal or written English when there are so many educational aids available. Read on to learn about the various iPad apps that focus on teaching English as a second language.



"English’s bizarre turns of phrases and seemingly boundless tendency toward exceptions to rules intimidates even native speakers, so one must hold sympathy for those learning it in a secondary or tertiary situation. Whether students only have a few minutes to scan a dictionary listing or an hour or so to sit and intently study mouth formations and pronunciations, an application exists to meet the needs of all ages and skill levels.

1. INTRO TO LETTERS, BY MONTESSOREUM:

Appropriate for ESL children, this application runs through all the letters of the English alphabet, introducing them to the structure and pronunciation through tracing, audio, digital flashcards, and phonogram puzzles.

2. SOUNDS RIGHT, BY BRITISH COUNCIL:

It’s a simple chart with great big resonance; when learning British English, refer to Sounds Right for proper pronunciation of vowels and diphthongs, with the former listed by mouth shape.

3. SENTENCE BUILDER FOR IPAD, BY MOBILE EDUCATION :

The winner of IEAR’s 2010 Language App of the Year distinction targets elementary school students and challenges them to construct simple, grammatically correct sentences around provided pictures and videos.

4. SPEECH TUTOR, BY SYNAPSE APPS:

iPad-enabled ESL adults who need to work on their (American) accent or require a refresher in pronouncing specific letters and phonemes might want to consider this incredibly detailed app, which features animations of the sides and fronts of mouths illustrating proper tongue and lip formations.

5. IDAILY PRO HD, BY FRONTIER ONE:

Frontier One’s innovative app turns English language news into valuable lessons in grammar and sentence structure with its super amazing custom dictionary allowing users to save words and phrases that need clarifying."

Continue to read the rest of this excellent list of 16 Incredible iPad Apps for Non-Natives Learning English at Bestcollegesonline.com Whether or not you are a native English speaker, you will certainly pick up a tip or two concerning correct English as outlined in this useful article, 16 Incredible iPad Apps for ESL Learners.

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