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On Point: Language Apps On The Go

Category: Online Learning | 2017-02-04

English Language Apps On The Go

If you are like me, it is probably hard to find the time to learn all the things you want to learn. Learning a second, or third, language is no different. But you are in luck! There are some great language apps out there that can help you learn while you are on the go. Here is a breakdown of the app that I think is at the top of the field.

Gymglish Takes Language Apps To A New Level

Gymglish is hands down my top pick for an English learning app. This app is not free, but don’t let the price fool you, it is well worth it! Where most apps offer basic grammar or games to practice phrases, Gymglish takes it to a new level. Of course, they include reading, writing and listening exercises, but the personalisation sets it in a league of its own. Online Language Courses, Gymglish, Learn English Online, MacPherson Language Institute, Language Apps

Firstly, you will receive an email each day with a link to a short lesson. These lessons only run 10-15 minutes, so you can easily do it on the train or the bus. The lessons follow the story of the Delavigne Corporation, a fictional San Francisco business. The story is full of humour as well as an ample supply of business content, various accents and idioms. The exercises include dialogues, questions and short audio clips. A holistic approach to language learning is one of the keys to success!

Secondly, at the end of each lesson, you will be sent your corrections with full explanations of any mistakes you made. There are also live language teachers available to help you with any questions you may have. The following lesson will go over these mistakes in a quick review.

Key Features

The best feature of the Gymglish app is the personalisation. The program learns how you learn! Each new lesson is geared to your progress and sets the level exactly where you need it. Never too hard, and never too easy. What more could you ask for?

More you say…it’s there! For companies looking to offer something for their staff, this app blows the competition out of the water! The supervisor (HR or Manager) is given access to a page with insights into the progress and participation of each of the staff. This allows them to reward those that are working hardest to improve their English skills.

Further more, the blended learning aspect of Gymglish is the icing on the cake! If you take an English course, your teacher can check your progress and tailor lessons to your specific needs. This will take your language learning and kick it into high gear!

My Conclusion…Go For It!

In summary, I give this app my highest recommendation and encourage you to give it a try. I recommend it to all of my students and I haven’t had a single complaint yet! This app keeps fun at the top of its priority list and backs it up with strong language training. If you are looking for an affordable way to improve your English skills, this is a great first step!

Let’s Hear From You

What language apps have you tried? Which have been successful? Which ones have not? I would love to hear about your experiences with learning apps. Let me know in the comments section what your thoughts are. I also want to know what topics interested you. You tell us, and we will write about it!

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