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Phrasalstein – A Fun Way to Learn Phrasal Verbs

From the producers of the popular Phrasal Verbs Machine iPad app comes a new free iPad app called Phrasalstein. Phrasalstein is designed to help students learn the meanings of phrasal verbs. The app has a practice mode and a quiz mode. In the practice mode students select a verb and a preposition combination then see […]

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Pili Pop – An iPad App for Learning English

Pili Pop is an iPad app designed to help students learn English vocabulary. The app presents students with a variety of learning scenarios. In one scenario students identify objects after hearing the narrator’s prompts. In another scenario students speak into their iPads to identify objects. Each activity is a timed activity. Students can pause and […]

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Duolingo – Learn a New Language on Your iPad

Duolingo is a free service that can help you learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, English, and Portuguese. Recently, Duolingo released a free iPad app to complement the free Android and iPhone apps that they offer. The apps and the website provide a variety of translation activities to help learn to you read, listen to, and translate words […]

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VerbBusters Helps Students Learn Irregular Verbs

VerbBusters is a straight-forward iPad app for learning and practicing recognizing English irregular verbs. VerbBusters supports learners whose native languages are French, Spanish, German, Portugese, and Italian. The app can also be used by native English speakers to practice recognizing past and present tenses of verbs. VerbBusters has two modes; a practice mode and a […]

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Bitsboard – A Super iPad App for Spelling and Reading Practice

Bitsboard is a great iPad app for young students that Joanne Villis recommended to me. Bitsboard is a free iPad app that provides word games, memory games, spelling games, and reading practice activities, and dozens of other activities in one place. On the Bitsboard app students can learn new vocabulary words, how to tell time, […]

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The Phrasal Verbs Machine – A Nice App for ELL Students

One of the true challenges for English language learners is understanding the meanings of phrasal verbs. The Phrasal Verbs Machine, developed by Cambridge University, is a free iPad app that aims to help ELL students learn the meanings of phrasal verbs. The Phrasal Verbs Machine provides students with short animations that illustrate the meanings of […]

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Jumbled Sentences – A Series of Free Writing Apps for iPads

Jumbled Sentences is a series of five free iPad apps designed to help students learn to construct sentences. The apps provide students with drag and drop activities in which they sort jumbled words into sentences. The sound can be turned off and on in each app. When the sound is turned on students can hear […]

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