Education Trends: Top Online Resources to help you improve your English

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Edition: May 22nd, 2021
Curated by the Knowledge Team of ICS Career GPS

It has become the need of the hour to be good at English.
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Excerpts from article published by the India Today Web Desk

English is, undoubtedly, the lingua franca – not just across the world but, to an extent, also within the boundaries of India.

A good grasp over English language communication can, therefore, greatly influence one’s academic and career journey.

Here’s an indicative list of apps that can help you become fluent in spoken English and also enhance your writing skills:

1. Brainly

Brainly is the world’s largest online learning platform. The Brainly app helps students with asking homework questions, searching for homework answers, practicing for exams, essays, and research in English as well as many other subjects.

2. Duolingo

Duolingo is the best free language learning app. It provides fun mini-lessons that are as enjoyable and are like fun games. This app can be used every day to quickly improve spoken English.

It provides short lessons which help in practicing speaking, reading, listening, and writing to improve vocabulary and pronunciation. It advances by completing bite-sized lessons and also helps in keeping a track of the progress with gleaming achievements.

3. Grammarly

The Grammarly app helps in editing and correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation, and more. It provides a personal writing assistant, grammar checker, and editor. The Grammarly Keyboard and proofreader can help in writing clearly, without errors in all the apps.

It also offers a synonyms tool that helps in improving vocabulary and in writing flawlessly from emails to social media posts. It provides customisation where one can modify dialect settings.

4. BBC Learning English

BBC Learning English app is one of the world’s most popular providers of free English language teaching material. This app helps you practice with daily updates of fun and topical lessons, transcripts, and quizzes.

The most amazing feature of this app is audio programs that can be downloaded very easily and can be listened to even without an internet connection. The programmes also have built-in transcripts and subtitles. It also provides quizzes to test the understanding.

5. Oxford Dictionary of English

The Oxford Dictionary of English is accepted as the highest authority in the study and reference of the English language, it has more than 150 years of research behind it. It offers very rich content with a word database spread of over 350,000 words, phrases, and meanings.

It provides more than 75,000 audio pronunciations of all common and rare words, along with varying pronunciations. It offers advanced learning tools like fuzzy search, voice search, wild card search, keyword look-up, camera search, etc.

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