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Why learn English? Why use an App?

Updated on November 14, 2016

Learn English with mobile phone Apps

There are many good reasons to learn English. It helps you qualify for more jobs and talk to people from all over the world. English is considered the world language because so many people speak it. English is not only essential for communicating with native English speakers. When two people who speak different languages meet, English is often the easiest default language for them to use. That’s why developing even basic fluency in English is so helpful.

Yet English is a challenging language to learn. It has complex grammar, spelling and pronunciation. It can take years of study and practice to develop your skills. Fortunately, there’s now a simple and low cost way to learn English — with mobile phone apps. There are now some very effective Android apps that let you learn English right from your phone or other mobile devices.

The benefits of learning English with an App

There are many ways to learn a new language. You can take classes, either for a degree or non-credit. You can hire a personal tutor. Or you can study independently. Traditional methods of learning English are expensive and time-consuming. Many people study English for years in school and still have difficulty speaking it. You need to practice language skills regularly to really make progress.

Studying on your own is much cheaper and more convenient. Until recently, however, there hasn’t been a way to do this efficiently. Studying a book only gets you so far. You may develop reading and writing skills, but what about speaking, understanding and pronunciation? Now, with the popularity of mobile phone apps, you have a whole new way to learn English. You simply download the app and study at your own convenience. Best of all, many language apps are free. Even the ones that cost money are cheap, especially compared to alternative methods.

Busuu App

English Everyday App

Two great Android Apps for learning English

There are several apps that can help you learn English, whether you’re a complete beginner or you want to advance your skills. Let’s look at a couple of good ones.

  1. Busuu

    Busuu is one of the most highly regarded apps for learning a new language. This company makes apps for many languages and has more than 60 million users around the world. Downloading this app lets you join a global community of people who are learning English.

    The app is interactive with many different lessons, levels and games. You can download the basic version for free. To get the most benefits, however, you’ll probably want to upgrade to the premium version at some point. This isn’t expensive, with plans ranging from $6 to $10 per month, which is a real bargain compared to most methods of learning English.

    The app comes with comprehensive language-learning courses. You can set your own goals. You can focus on certain areas, such as vocabulary, grammar or pronunciation. You can test your knowledge by taking tests and quizzes. There are audio dialogues to help you with speaking and comprehension and written exercises so you can develop your reading and writing skills.

    While Busuu is a powerful app for learning English, it’s far from the only one. Another one that’s especially useful for Chinese learners is English Everyday.

  2. English Everyday

    English Everyday is a free app that teaches you how to communicate in English in many everyday situations, such as at work or school, shopping, on holiday or meeting new people.

    This Android app has an efficient method to help you improve conversation skills as well as lessons to help you build your English vocabulary and learn the rules of grammar. This is probably the best app for Chinese speakers who want to learn English. It can also be used, however, by just about anyone wanting to learn English.

    The beauty about this app is that it is simple and straight forward to use.

Apps is the newest and easiest way to learn English

Apps such as Busuu and English Everyday provide you with a fun, cheap and effective way to learn English. Most people carry their phones with them everywhere. This lets you study whenever you have time. Even ten minute sessions during your lunch hour, coffee break or waiting for a bus will help you build your English skills. Take the time to research some apps for learning English and find the one that’s right for you.


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