Innovative Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English Scoops British Council ELTons Award

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The prestigious British Council ELTons awards recognize quality and innovation in English-language teaching products and services. Oxford University Press and Paragon Software Group are proud and delighted to announce that the Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English (OLDAE) is the winner of the Innovation in Learner Resources category.

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We are really proud that we have created a dictionary that we believe meets the needs of students studying English for academic purposes around the world in a way that no other dictionary currently does.

The prestigious British Council ELTons awards recognize quality and innovation in English-language teaching products and services. Oxford University Press and Paragon Software Group are proud and delighted to announce that the Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English (OLDAE) is the winner of the Innovation in Learner Resources category.

The dictionary was developed by Oxford University Press (OUP), the world’s authority on the English language, for students studying other academic subjects in English. The app version of the dictionary was developed with OUP by Paragon Software Group, a leading multi-platform software developer for mobile devices and desktop computers.

Diana Lea, Managing Editor, Oxford University Press said ‘We are really proud that we have created a dictionary that we believe meets the needs of students studying English for academic purposes around the world in a way that no other dictionary currently does. I am delighted that it has been recognized how glamorous, exciting and innovative a dictionary can be.’

Based on the 85-million-word Oxford Corpus of Academic English, OLDAE is the only internationally available learner's dictionary to focus exclusively on academic English. It helps students understand academic texts and helps them improve their own academic writing.

The Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English app includes:

  •     22,000 words, phrases and meanings clearly explained, with the focus on their usage in academic writing
  •     Informed by the 85-million-word Oxford Corpus of Academic English
  •     Over 50,000 corpus-based example sentences
  •     Word lists for four subject areas (physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences and humanities) that you can add to or edit
  •     Create and organize your own lists of favourite words
  •     ‘Did you mean...?’ function and wild card search allow you to find a word spelling
  •     All the dictionary text is live – tap to instantly look up a word
  •     Customized view: customizable background colour, font size, search results highlighting etc.
  •     No on-going Internet connection required: simply download the dictionary once and use it on your device without any additional Wi-Fi expense or availability issues.
  •     British and American audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers

Full dictionary search to find words in any phrase, collocation or sentence in the dictionary

Requirements: iOS 7.0 and later.

Availability:
The Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English is available for 23.99 EUR (18.99 GBP, 26.99 USD) at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oxford-learners-dictionary/id899098016?mt=8 The free download will give 100 sample entries from the dictionary app. An in-app purchase is required to activate the full dictionary.

About Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press, with a wide global reach. It currently publishes more than 6,000 new publications a year, has a presence in around fifty countries, and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals.
To find out more about Oxford University Press please visit http://www.oup.com. To find out about OUP’s English Language Teaching publications please visit http://www.oup.com/elt.
For more information or queries about the OALD please contact elt.enquiry(AT)oup.com.

About Paragon Software Group
Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. To learn more about the company’s mobility division, please visit http://www.slovoed.com

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