Mobile Apps for Language Learning


Language Learning App Review Form**
**Please cite as: Son, J.-B. (2015). Language learning app review form. Retrieved from http://drjbson.com/projects/apps/language_learning_app_review_form.pdf

Publication: Son, J.-B. (2016). Selecting and evaluating mobile apps for language learning. In A. Palalas & M. Ally (Eds.), The international handbook of mobile-assisted language learning (pp. 161-179). Beijing: China Central Radio & TV University Press.


Mobile Apps for Learning English

English - English

Apps Dedicated to Language Learning (ADLL)

Name

Category

Activity

Price

Download

Note

LearnEnglish Grammar

Education

Grammar

Free; paid

App Store; Play Store

3 free sample question packs

LearnEnglish Podcasts

Education

Listening, culture

Free

App Store; Play Store

Podcasts

Learn English, Speak English by SpeakingPal

Education

Speaking

Free; paid

App Store; Play Store

Pronunciation feedback

Learn Languages with busuu

Education

Listening, speaking, vocabulary, reading, writing

Free; paid

App Store; Play Store

Learning activities and tests

Practice English Grammar

Education

Grammar

Free; paid

App Store; Play Store

Lessons and tests

Sounds: The Pronunciation App Free

Education

Pronunciation

Free

App Store; Play Store

Premium version available

Real Deal English

Language course

Listening, culture

Free

App Store; Play Store

Podcasts

Apps Adaptable to Language Learning (AALL)

Name

Category

Activity

Price

Download

Note

English Idioms Illustrated

Education

Vocabulary, reading

Free; paid

App Store

20 free idioms

iTunes U

Education

Listening, reading, writing, speaking, etc.

Free

App Store

Free courses

Pirate treasure hunt: Eight challenges

Education

Listening, reading

Free

App Store

Problem solving

TED

Education

Listening

Free

App Store; Play Store

Videos and audios

Advanced English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Reference

Vocabulary

Free; paid

App Store; Play Store

Lexical database

Dictionary.com

Reference

Vocabulary, pronunciation

Free; paid

App Store; Play Store

Offline access

Toy Story Read-Along

Book

Reading, listening

Free

App Store

Interactive reading

Dilbert Mobile

Entertainment

Reading, culture

Free

App Store; Play Store

Comics

Podcasts

Entertainment

Listening, culture

Free

App Store

Podcasts

Learning Activites

Reading

Learn Languages with busuu; English Idioms Illustrated; iTunes U; Pirate treasure hunt - Eight challenges; Toy Story Read-Along; Dilbert Mobile

Writing

Learn Languages with busuu; iTunes U

Listening

LearnEnglish Podcasts; Learn Languages with busuu; Real Deal English; iTunes U; Pirate treasure hunt - Eight challenges; TED; Toy Story Read-Along; Podcasts

Speaking

Learn English, Speak English; Learn Languages with busuu; iTunes U

Vocabulary

Learn Languages with busuu; English Idioms Illustrated; iTunes U; Advanced English Dictionary & Thesaurus; Dictionary.com

Grammar

LearnEnglish Grammar; Practice English Grammar; iTunes U

Pronunciation

Sounds - The Pronunciation App Free; iTunes U; Dictionary.com

Culture

LearnEnglish Podcasts; Real Deal English; iTunes U; Dilbert Mobile; Podcasts