Audiobooks for YL: where to find and how to use
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We all know perfectly well how hard it might be to keep our students motivated 24/7. This is where modern technology becomes an irreplaceable tool and an integral part of the study process.
In this article, we have collected the best apps for your students' smartphones!
This app might be the most obvious recommendation but still make sure your students try Duolingo!
The main advantages of this application are:
While the tasks might not seem serious enough, they actually serve their purpose perfectly: to not overload users with too much information that they can't deal with. The app guarantees constant revision which makes students truly remember new words and total gamification that makes a user want to learn English again and again.
Therefore, it is perfect to play after a long working day, on the commute or in case one simply wants to kill time with use.
Based on a subscription plan
With Babbel, a user learns English in 15-minute classes that revolve around real-world discussions about the most important common topics that your students will definitely need.
This is a high-quality pick for anyone interested in intense additional practice outside the classroom. You should recommend this app to those students who:
This is the first app that comes to mind as soon as students express a desire to improve their reading. Students may increase their vocabulary quickly while enjoying the world's favorite books and audiobooks.
There are thousands of books out there and all of them include word pronunciation, transcription, and translation. Therefore, students have a chance to improve all of their skills at once.
Your students should definitely try this app if:
Based on a subscription plan: $20/mo
This app gathers English-language content, such as news, music videos, advertisements and especially videos. Students may tap any word in the interactive captions to learn additional details about it.
This is a great tool for anyone who:
Last but not least, this is an app that deserves way more attention than it has now.
WordUp helps to enrich a user’s vocabulary. What is so special about it, one may ask. The case is that it is powered with AI that tests your knowledge as soon as you upload the app to find your specific gaps. WordUp developers have invented a special grid or so-called knowledge map to “see precisely where your English stands and chart your path to perfection”.
The app identifies the most common words in the English language that the user doesn’t know and helps them to learn them. The developers believe that knowing that you are learning something that is indeed useful is a much bigger motivation than going through the dictionary with no guarantee that you will ever come across this exact term in your real communication.
Therefore, your students should try this app out because:
Generally, Word Up is definitely a new word in vocabulary improvement that no English learner should miss.
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We do hope that your students will enjoy using these apps and find their own way to keep up with their studying anywhere in a fun way. Meanwhile, Grade University continues to follow the latest trends to keep you updated. If you are interested in learning more about online tools for your lessons, make sure to use our professional experience to the fullest.
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