The Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English App –Winner of the British Council ELTon Award 2015 – helping students understand academic texts and improve writing.

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Now available on Android. Free download of 100 sample entries.

The number of students studying academic subjects in English is growing every year. While many may have a good level of general English, the more academic vocabulary required for writing essays and understanding texts is challenging for them.

Paragon Software Group, a leading multi-platform dictionary applications developer for mobiles, tablets and PCs, announces the release of the Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English (OLDAE) app – the learner’s dictionary that focuses exclusively on academic English. The app, already available for iOS, is now available for Android users. The app was developed by Oxford University Press, the world’s authority on the English language, and has been awarded the prestigious British Council ELTon Award 2015 for innovation in learner resources.

The OLDAE app has been developed for non-native English speakers studying academic subjects in English. It helps the user to understand words and phrases used in academic writing and to improve their own writing.

Diana Lea, Managing Editor for OLDAE, Oxford University Press said “The number of students studying academic subjects in English is growing every year. While many may have a good level of general English, the more academic vocabulary required for writing essays and understanding texts is challenging for them. A general English dictionary doesn’t give them the help they need but the Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English, which focuses exclusively on academic English, gives them exactly what they need.”

The Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English includes:

  • 22,000 words and phrases - carefully researched and informed by the 85-million-word Oxford Corpus of Academic English
  • Clear explanations, with the focus on how the word or phrase is used in academic English.
  • Over 50,000 corpus-based example sentences to show how the word is used in academic texts.
  • Word lists for four subject areas (physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences and humanities) which you can add to or edit
  • Create and organize your own lists of favourite words.
  • Hear all the words spoken by real British and American voices.
  • All the dictionary text is live – tap any word to look it up instantly.
  • Full dictionary search to find words in any phrase, collocation or example sentence in the dictionary.
  • 'Did you mean...?' function and wild card search - find a word even if you don't know the spelling.
  • Customizable - choose the 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.

Requirements: Android 2.2 and later.

Availability:
The free download will give 100 sample entries from the dictionary app. An in-app purchase is required to activate the full dictionary. The Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English is available for 28.99 EUR (21.99 GBP, 28.99 USD) at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oup.elt.oldae.

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 program 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(dot)com.

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