If you are familiar with our work, you probably know that we are not huge fans of most language learning apps. However, there are some apps that can really improve your English if you use them in right way. Here are some of our favorites:
The largest pronunciation dictionary in the world. All the words in all the languages pronounced by native speakers. You can simply search for a word, and you have a native speaker pronounce it for you. It's awesome. Linguee
Let's face it, Google Translator doesn't work very well. You don't won't artificial intelligence giving you translations, you want real people. Linguee searches millions of texts to find accurate translations. Urban Dictionary
If you want to learn real English slang and idiomatic expressions, Urban Dictionary is the place to go. You find everything from curse words to acronyms and new phrases that all the cool kids are using nowadays. YouGlish
Use YouTube to improve your English pronunciation. With more than 30 million tracks, YouGlish gives you fast, unbiased answers about how English is spoken by real people and in context. Simply search for a word or phrases, and Youglish will take you directly to hundred's Youtube videos where you can analyze the phrase in real context. Scribd
Enjoy an unlimited number of books, audiobooks, magazines, and more. You can think of Scribd as Netflix for English learning. Scribd has tons of e-books, audiobooks, PDF's, magazines, and news articles for a small monthly fee. Totally worth it. Audible
Listen to books wherever you are with a free app—at home, in the car, at the gym. Even if you switch devices, you'll never lose your place. No one's got more listens than Audible. Don't like one? No-questions-asked returns means exchanges are easy. Audible is a little more expensive than Scribd, but the collection seems to be a bit more expansive. Speater (iOS)
Do you want to watch movie over and over again? Do you like listening music,Podcast repeatedly?
Do you want to listen particular sentence in lecture? Speater is the answer. We use Speater all the time to repeat with podcasts, songs, and series. It is really amazing if you are willing to put in the time and effort. Repeat Player (Android)
RepeatPlayer is originally designed for studying language but you can also use it for listening music. As far as we can tell (we are iPhone people) Repeat Player is very similar to Speater.