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EAL Apps

English language learners are members of a highly diverse group of students. While some enter school needing to learn enough English to survive, others arrive needing advanced English skills to help them thrive among their native speaking peers. As these learners progress from survive to thrive, they require a variety of quality learning resources geared to help them improve their English listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Although there are many apps developed for this category, few are winners. The losers include apps that model incorrect English, apps that are filled with distracting advertisements, apps that crash or hang, and apps that constantly want you to spend a few more of your hard earned dollars. The apps chosen and listed here are appropriate for some, but may be too advanced or too easy for other learners.

    Mooveez harnesses the entertainment of movies, television programmes, documentaries and custom-produced content to motivate and engage learners of English as an additional language.

    For those who are learning English as an additional language, Improve English: Word Games will provide a steady progression of understanding.

    The Learn English application is designed to help students whose first language is not English.

    A fun app to spark creative imaginations to create poems and stories.

    SentenceBuilder for iPad helps kids learn to form sentences and gain a better understanding of grammar.

    Spell Better will help English language learners focus on expressing their thoughts in written English.

    Starfall ABCs is a solid early-learning app with a thorough approach to presenting the alphabet to preschoolers.

    Sounds: The Pronunciation App is the most comprehensive English pronunciation tool, for both students and teachers.

    Improve your grammar skills with LearnEnglish Grammar, the #1 educational mobile app.

    Duolingo is one of the best English language apps today and highly recommended for English beginners.

    Sentence Reading Magic is a simple, clear, and visually appealing app designed to help those reading and writing at the word level and would to like to build sentence fluency.

    Memrise uses some creative and easy way to remember words for learning English.

    SpellingCity is a word game app designed to help kids learn spelling and improve vocabulary and grammar skills.