Oxford Launches Android App Version of “Practical English Usage” – the Best-Selling Reference Tool That Helps Advanced-Level English Learners with Common Language Problem

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Special 40% off Offer on Practical English Usage and Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary Apps from Now Until 5 October 2013 Only

Practical English Usage, a world bestseller with sales of over two million, is now available as an Android app. Already available as an iOS app, this vital reference tool helps higher-level learners with common language problems in English, making it quicker and easier to look through the 600+ entries in Practical English Usage.

Highly-respected grammarian Michael Swan wrote Practical English Usage to provide clear answers to questions about the English language which both native and non-native speakers find difficult to explain. For example: When do we use a past tense with a future meaning? When and why do English speakers use 'the'? Do I say 'big', 'large', or 'great'? What exactly is the difference between 'close' and 'shut'? How do I read out an email address? Swan finds that the app makes it much faster to access the information, and to follow up cross-referencing between related entries.

Alison Waters, Publisher for Grammar at Oxford University Press, says, ‘Swan’s ability to explain grammatical rules simply and clearly has won accolades from appreciative readers who value the way Practical English Usage provides answers to even the most challenging of students’ questions. The app makes it easy to navigate the content in a number of ways: by using the index, the thematically-organised Contents Overview, or the A-Z list of entries. The app is fully searchable, so you can also key in the language point you want to look up. Practical English Usage has been a classic reference tool for many years, and we expect it to become the must-have app for all serious language learners and teachers.’

The Practical English Usage app deals with spoken and written grammar, vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation, and differences between formal and informal language. It contains over 600 indexed entries covering all the important problems for learners of English. It includes notes on letters and emails, politeness, the meaning of 'correctness', differences between spoken and written English, British-American differences, and changes in English. Users can save their favourite entries, and can use the History list to review entries they have looked up.

Practical English Usage app for Android and iPad/iPhone is available at 40% off the usual price of £27.99 from now until 5 October 2013. The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary app is available for the iPad/iPhone, Android, Mac OS, BlackBerry®, Windows™ Phone, Windows™ 8 and Kindle Fire at 40% off the usual price of £20.99 from now until 5 October 2013.


Practical English Usage is available for Android for £27.99 GBP (35.99 EUR or 39.99 USD) at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paragon.peu.gplay

The app is also available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad in the AppStore: https://iTunes.apple.com/app//practical-English-usage/id570955497

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