Business English has a rich language of negotiations. We’ve captured this language in our Business English books, Speak Business English Like an American and Speak Better Business English and Make More Money. For those who prefer mobile learning, we’ve captured the language of negotiations in the iPhone & iPad app Business English Negotiations. Check it out!
Now users of Android-based smartphones and tablets can enjoy the Speak English Like an American app too! It’s just been released on Google Play. Click here to visit Google Play and download it. You get 5 lessons free (no strings attached!). If you like it, you can keep in improving your English with the remaining 20 lessons for $9.99.
In the app, learners will join an American family as they go about their day-to-day lives. Along the way, they’ll master over 300 of today’s most common English idioms and expressions.
While idioms can be tricky for non-native English speakers, author Amy Gillett explains that they are a key part of gaining fluency in English. “Idioms add color to the language. They make it come alive. They make English learners’ speech sound more natural and less foreign.”
The app includes native speakers reading all the dialogues aloud. Users can record themselves reading the lines and play them back, comparing themselves to native speakers. “The record and playback features helps learners remember the idioms and is also a handy way to practice American pronunciation,” says Tanya Peterson of Language Success Press.
Each lesson features an interactive quiz with immediate feedback and reward icons.
Versions of the Speak English Like an American app are also available for the iPad and iPhone.
The app is based on the bestselling ESL book, Speak English Like an American. Since its original release 10 years ago, Speak English Like an American has helped tens of thousands of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) speakers master everyday English. The book and CD are popular for both self-study and for the classroom, in use at dozens of universities and language schools around the world. A fifth edition of the Speak English Like an American hard copy book and audio CD was released in January.
Midwest Book Review calls the Speak English Like an American book & audio CD “a highly recommended self-teaching tool for those who are familiar with the English language, yet who seek to take their fluency to new heights by mastering common English idioms.”
We all know that visuals help with learning. So we decided to do something really special for our new iPad app, Speak English Around Town: we integrated short 3D movies into them! Learning English has never been so entertaining. And we’ve added subtitles to these mini-movies so learners can read along. Target expressions are even highlighted. So grab a bucket of popcorn, turn on your iPad, go to iTunes, and download the new Speak English Around Town app.
Through lively and realistic dialogs, Speak English Around Town teaches the expressions you need for everyday life. You’ll use these expressions when shopping, dining out, traveling, and during a dozen other daily activities. Recommended for intermediate & advanced students of English.
The new ESL app features lessons on:
- Going Shopping
- Negotiating a Purchase
- Visiting the Dentist
- Visiting the Doctor
- Ordering Lunch to Go
- Renting a Car
- Checking into a Hotel
… and more!
Watch a sample video on YouTube.
Click here to get the app on iTunes!
We are pleased to announce the release of the Business English Power Idioms app.
The innovative new app for iPhone & iPad teaches over 100 American English idioms useful for business. The Business English Power Idioms app is available on iTunes here.
The app is the perfect tool for those who need to improve their business English. Users will learn to use the business English idioms and expressions that are most popular today. Idioms include: “aha” moment, stay the course, hit a sweet spot, gain mindshare, and sweat equity. Two usage examples are given for each expression. Usage examples are taken from real situations in today’s business world and feature companies such as Amazon, LinkedIn, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, and Pandora.
The app features native speakers reading the idioms and usage examples aloud. Interactive quizzes give immediate feedback with reward icons.
It’s available on iTunes for $3.99. It’s the latest release in our growing line of ESL apps. Our other mobile apps for learning English include Business English Power Verbs, Speak English Like an American, Speak Business English I & II, and Say it Better in English. Please visit our apps page for more details.
The new app release was featured in the Houston Chronicle. Read the coverage here.