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Best Mobile Phone Apps for Language Learning

Here are some great apps you can use to help you learn English using your mobile phone or tablet.

IELTS Skills

The only IELTS practice app you'll need, winner of the ESU President's Award 2013. IELTS Skills provides exam practice exercises and interactive tasks to help you develop the four skills that you will need to master for your IELTS Academic exam. Works with Apple iPhone, iPad and Android OS devices. There is a free and a paid version of this app.

Browzine

Browzine is an app for both Android and iOS that allows you to download and read articles from your university's library on your phone or tablet.

Academic writing in English app

Available for both Android and iOS for free, this app gives you lots of practice in aspects of academic writing

Pronunroid - IPA pronunciation - Android Apps on Google Play

Pronunroid is an educational game that makes practicing English phonetics more fun! It's aimed at practicing IPA (International Phonetics Alphabet) transcript...This is only available on Android

Sounds: The Pronunciation App

The ultimate mobile English pronunciation aid, for students and teachers. Based on the best-selling "Sound Foundations" by Adrian Underhill, Sounds helps you study, practise and play with pronunciation wherever you are. Available for both Android and iOS, there is a free version and a paid version but the free version is very good.

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TED Talks are a great way to practise lecture listening for students

MyWordBook 2

Improve your vocabulary with MyWordBook 2, an interactive vocabulary notebook for language learners. The new version of MyWordBook now offers more vocabulary packs to download from Cambridge University Press dictionaries. Learn the most important words in the English language through sets of interactive flashcards.

HelloTalk Language Exchange - Learn English Chinese Mandarin Korean Japanese Spanish German French Italian Russian Ar...

See HelloTalk in action Finally, learning and practicing a new language is easier and more intuitive than ever. Introducing HelloTalk for iOS and Android, the language app where your teachers are native language speakers from around the world.

FLAX TEAM - Android Apps on Google Play

A set of free apps for Android devices giving you practice of vocabulary and collocations

Access The Free Dictionary from Anywhere

Access the power of the world's most comprehensive dictionary anywhere! The classic free version, downloaded more than 6 million times! Multiple dictionaries, encyclopedias, and thesauruses in one place. Available for free on Android and iOS devices.

The Quizlet App

A great app for learning vocabulary by creating flashcards

Vocabla: learn English vocabulary. Free words, lists, flashcards, games, translations.

Learn 300+ new English words per month. Translate. Collect. Memorize words.

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.

Only available on iOS devices, this is a great app for practising speaking and pronunciation and to see how well the phone recognises your English accent.

Evernote

Bring your life's work together in one digital workspace. Evernote is the place to make your notes for lectures, ideas for essays and lists of vocabulary.

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Popplet

Popplet

In the classroom and at home, students use Popplet for learning. Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually. Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them.

Free Dictionary App! [Download] For iPhone, iPad, Android, or Amazon Fire | Dictionary.com

Get the #1 free mobile dictionary app for your Android, iPhone, or iPad. Includes over 2,000,000 words and definitions, a thesaurus, audio pronunciation, Word of the Day and more!

Dictionary.

Free English dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia, plus an offline dictionary, Wikipedia, and 14 languages. The only dictionary app with every word you look up: 1.3 million definitions of words and phrases from multiple authoritative dictionaries and encyclopedias, including legal and medical dictionaries and other specialty sources. Plus a Spanish dictionary, French dictionary, and 11 other languages. Translate words into 40+ languages, including English to Spanish, English to French, and more. Learn something new every day with Word of the Day and other daily articles.

Rated #1 app in the App Store in the free reference category in 98 countries in 2011–2015. (Source: https://www.appannie.com/apps/ios/app/379450383/app-ranking/#device=ipad&type=best-ranks)

Oxford Learner's Dictionary of Academic English

Winner, Innovation in Learner Resources, British Council ELTon Awards 2015


IMPORTANT: This free download will give you 100 sample entries from the dictionary. An in-app purchase is required to activate the full dictionary.

Are you are learner of English who needs to do academic writing in English?

Understand the words and phrases used in academic writing. Learn how to use them in your own written work.

The Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English (OLDAE) is the learner’s dictionary that focuses exclusively on academic English. If you are a non-native English speaker studying an academic subject in English, this dictionary app will help you understand academic texts and will help you improve your own academic writing.

Newsmart!

Master business English with the Wall Street Journal.

Learning English is essential for anyone who wants to progress in their their career. But learning a language is challenging. Busy professionals don't have much time to study and maintaining motivation is the key to success.

Newsmart exists to address these challenges. It combines daily news content from The Wall Street Journal, the expertise of a professional learning team and gamification in a user-friendly format that is unprecedented.

It makes mastering business English engaging and fun.

Free reference manager and PDF organizer | Mendeley

Easily organize your papers, read & annotate your PDFs, collaborate in private or open groups, and securely access your research from everywhere.

the AudioNote - Notepad and Voice Recorder

Excellent app for recording lectures/seminars and taking notes at the same time. The notes and audio sync up later when you play them back. This is a paid app, but there is a lite version in the App Store/Play Store to try it out first before buying.

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Medium

Medium

Medium is a great app to encourage students to read intelligent but not overly academic articles.

Google Keep

Quickly create, access and organize notes, lists and photos with Google Keep. All your notes are automatically stored in Drive. You can also take pictures of boardnotes or lecture notes and have them transformed into text.

Create presentations

Ceate a new presentation and edit with others at the same time. Get stuff done with or without an internet connection. Use Slides to edit PowerPoint files. Free from Google.