Aug 27, 2013

English learning Apps

Apps are all about fun and productivity, but if used properly, they can even serve as a tutor. There are lots of Educational apps for people who want to learn a new language. All you need is a smart phone or a tablet.We can find apps for nearly all purposes. People who want to start or improve their English skills will find amazing ways to do it. 

As we know, English needs time and practice, that is why there is a long list of apps for kids, teens and and adults. And the great news are that most of them are FREE! We can find tons of learning games, pronunciation, grammar and many more apps.

Here are some of the most popular apps for learning English:
The top rated dictionary app with trusted reference content from and

Is your vocabulary big enough to save poor Stickman? Hangman is a well-known animated word puzzle game containing standard English words as well as IELTS and TOEFL vocabulary.

LearnEnglish Grammar
Practice all areas of English grammar with 10 unique activity types, and build your understanding of the essentials of English. (App & Play Store, FREE)

Johnny Grammar's Quizmaster
Johnny is a top rated English language quiz highly recommended for all ESL students. Test yourself against expert Johnny Grammar. Answer all three levels of grammar questions or compete in a quiz on the 1000 most commonly misspelled words in English.

60-Second Word Challenge
60-Second is a vocabulary quiz challenge with 10 common topics such as Film & TV, Travel, Small Talk, etc. It has 600 questions with feedback provided on wrong answers to enhance your learning. You can’t get any faster than learning English in just one minute. 

Big City 
Big City Small World is another British Council audio soap for learners of English. In this audio soap set in London, a group of young people from around the world share their lives over a cup of coffee.

Anki Flashcards
Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. It is a flashcard genre where the card with a phrase or word is presented, while there’s a translation, picture or sound file on the reverse. Best used for learning new words or phrases.

English Idioms Illustrated
What is the meaning of English idioms and where do they come from? To find out, join Professor Potts. Discover the secret history of over 160 beautifully illustrated English idioms, from "Achilles’ heel" and "Wrong side of the bed" to "Jump on the bandwagon". 

All of these are App & Play Store, FREE!

English is a widely-spoken human language, and mastering it means better skills and opportunities. This is the main goal for our students, we want them to have many doors open and this is going to happen when they become proficient at English.

So, what are we waiting for? Lets start introducing these apps in our classrooms! :)

Aug 21, 2013

Blogging: A new tech adventure...

Today I opened my first blogger account.  I am eager to start writing and learning about what this tool has to offer. One of the main reasons to start in this adventure is that I want to introduce it to my students. I want them to know that they will be able not to only write their ideas online, but also share them with people from all over the world. I can´t wait to start blogging.