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Mobile Apps for Students

Applications (“apps”) to download and use on your smartphone or tablet to learn and practice English vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and more.


Common Conversations - Useful, common, and practical English conversations to practice listening to. (iOS, Android)

Duolingo - Teaches you about seven new words based on a topic. Exercises include matching words with pictures, translating an English phrase into your native language, and repeating phrases. (iOS, Android)

Fry Words - High frequency words in manageable groups of 10 for students to study. Includes review games and the ability to add your own vocabulary cards and lists. (iOS, Android)

HiNative - Crowd-sourced Q&A. Type in your question, take and upload a photo, or record yourself. Use pre-established question prompts like "How do you say this?" ""Please show me example sentences with…" or ask your own question. Requires internet connection. (iOS)

How To Say - A crowd sourced pronunciation dictionary in over 300 languages, hear the words pronounced by native speakers. Requires an internet connection. (Android)

iTranslate - Translate words and phrases into or from English. Includes voice recognition. Requires an internet connection. (iOS, Android)

Johnny Grammar's Word Challenge - Intermediate/Advanced vocabulary, spelling, and grammar practice. (iOS, Android)

My Grammar Lab - Use and create hundreds of grammar exercises and quizzes to study on your own. Also available are My Grammar Lab apps for intermediate and advanced grammar. (iOS, Android)

News in Levels - Current news articles written at 3 different levels for beginning, intermediate, and advanced readers. Also includes video transcripts for following along. Requires an internet connection. (iOS, Android)

OPD Unit 1 - The first unit of the Oxford Picture Dictionary. Includes topics such as meeting and greeting, school, everyday conversations, the weather, time, money, and colors. (iOS)

Speaking Pal - View video lessons and test English skills with speech recognition and quizzes. (iOS, Android)

USCIS: Civics Test Study Tools – Official app from the U.S. government to help you study for the civics test part of the naturalization interview. Practice the 100 civics questions. Listen and answer. Estudiar en español. (iOS, Android)

Voice of America: Learning English - Current news stories with accompanying audio for students to listen along while they are reading. Intermediate/Advanced level. Requires an internet connection. (iOSAndroid)