This app is a great way for ESL students to improve their English on their own.
Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) December 20, 2012
The popular ESL app, Speak English Like an American, has been reviewed by The Daily App Show. The new review highlights the many interactive features of the app. The app teaches over 300 American English idioms and is published by Language Success Press, which specializes in materials for Business English, accent reduction, and everyday English.
The app is based on the bestselling book Speak English Like an American. "We took our popular ESL book and turned it into a multimedia, interactive learning tool," says Tanya Peterson, Marketing Director at Language Success Press. Versions of the app are available for both iPad and iPhone. An updated version of the Speak English Like an American for iPad app -- Version 1.5 -- has just been released on iTunes.
Features of the ESL app include: tap and translate functionality, allowing users to tap on expressions in the dialogues and get an instant definition. The app features dozens of interactive exercises to reinforce the material, with immediate feedback. It also allows users to record themselves reading the lines and then play them back, comparing their recordings with those of native speakers. "This is very helpful for accent reduction," says Ms. Peterson.
The app invites learners to join an American family as they go about their day-to-day lives. Along the way, ESL learners will master over 300 of today's most common English idioms and expressions. Expressions include: buckle down, crunch numbers, drive a hard bargain, make a splash, out of this world, plug away, rule of thumb, sure thing, and work one's tail off. The iPad version also includes original cartoons that show many of the idioms in action.
Learning the expressions as a whole piece is proven by research to be an effective way to improve one's English language fluency. According to author Amy Gillett, "Once you’ve learned the expression, you’ll process it mentally as an entire piece, or chunk, the next time you read or hear it." Linguists calls this process “chunking."
"This app is a great way for ESL students to improve their English on their own," says Ms. Gillett. She is also the author of the other four books in the Speak English Like am American series: More Speak English Like an American, Speak English Around Town, Speak Business English Like an American, and Speak Better Business English and Make More Money.
The app is part of Language Success Press' growing line of mobile apps for ESL. The company other ESL apps include: Speak Business English I, Speak Business English II, Business English Power Verbs and the newly released Say it Better in English. All of the apps are featured on the company’s ESL mobile app store and available for download on iTunes.
Speak English Like an American for iPad is available for download here:
About Language Success Press
Language Success Press is a publisher of books, CDs, and mobile apps to help people speak better conversational American English. The company specializes in books, CDs, and mobile apps for accent reduction, Business English and everyday English. Founded in 2002, Language Success Press has customers in over 40 countries around the world. For more information, contact Tanya Peterson at Language Success Press: Tanya(at)languagesuccesspress(dot)com