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Graduate Studies

Phone apps for English learners

Merriam Webster Learner’s Dictionary – English

A dictionary that explains words in simple, easy-to-understand English with multiple examples. Students can voice-search for words (look up words without knowing the correct spelling) and save words they learn or wish to review again later as “Favourites.”  This app must be purchased.

NAWL Builder Multilingual and AWL Builder Multilingual

Free apps that provide a system for learning academic words. Each app includes tools designed to help students learn lists of academic vocabulary (New Academic Word List (NAWL) and Academic Word List (AWL)) quickly and easily. Progress can be recorded and sent to others.