Following the previous suggestion, this blog will inform you about BBC Learning English App. This is also one best apps for learning anything and everything about English. Say Vocabulary, Accent, micro concepts of grammar like Connotation and even creative methods of teaching for teachers. So ,it is a very holistic and a much formalized way of delivering content. In addition, story telling is also a part of the modules and all these modules can be downloaded. This in turn, allows learning even without internet. In simple, this is the best among other apps for learning English if it is a choice for a child. Most importantly, it is standardized as it is a product of BBC so, there ends all the questions and doubts!
ABOUT THE APP
- Available on Google Playstore as” BBC Learning English”
- Latest Build/Version :1.3.0
- Downloadable file occupies 6.9MB
- 9770 ratings an marked 4.3 overall rating
- More than 1M downloads.
LANDING PAGE DETAILS
The Landing Page contains three navigation icons for Home, Programmes and My Learning. In the top left corner, one can witness the settings icon..
This page provides all the updated content for every learning programme. Also, the learning or focus areas say grammar, pronunciation , vocabulary and its related content are displayed with the thumbnail images .
This page has tow tabs: By Category and A-Z Programmes.
Clicking Category Tab displays 3 sections: Daily Practice , Language Skills and English for .
DAILY PRACTICE – PROGRAMMES PAGE
Daily Practice enlists Everyday English, Business English , Learn with the news and Learn with Drama.Each of them in turn will show the various modules with information like the level of the language and a mini introduction about the module.
To list a few , Spill the tea is one module that will help one know and learn the expressions for Gossiping. Interesting and different right? Yes, there are many more amazing ones! And it results in hilly eyebrows too!
And one more example is Flexing. This should be one favourite one for Adults,gives me a lot of smiles. It is all about expressing and calling people who brag about themselves. Simply, show off people!
So,this gives a fair idea of how learning can relate to everyday life and scenarios.
Business English includes the various scenarios of business say Talking about a new computer system , cleaning the office , bonus talks ,relocating to new Office Area and any other possible ones.
Learn with news is for the ones who love to be up to date. But , this works in a different fashion. Every module aims to teach certain words and phrases. For this, they chose various events, ceremonies and instances around the world and majorly from the United Kingdom.
Learn with drama picks classics ,breaks them into bits and pieces with definite storylines and preach English.
One thing about all these modules is that, each of them have a two line introduction. This helps us to find if that works for us . Secondly has a list of Vocabulary of content ,transcripts for clarity, Interactive questions or quizzes and examples. Finally,One is also allowed to Follow and share the content across social media platforms again a noted feature among other apps for learning.
LANGUAGE SKILLS CATEGORY
Under this roofs Pronunciation, Grammar and Vocabulary
Pronunciation includes sounds for consonants,short & long vowels, words ,Diphthongs ,assimilation of alphabets in one word, Plosives and their respective sounds. One can come to know the intricacies of the language that are not trivial.
While Grammar includes its big bucket full of structure and rules. It of course holds all the textbook content like Tenses, Articles, types of nouns, question tags, superlatives, Clauses, Modal verbs and the entire of it. But, this gives structure to the language so one is compelled to take quiz to verify one’s learnt proficiency.
And the last one of this category,Vocabulary chooses different genres of topics, with notable content from different hosts to teach us relevant ones from the corresponding scenario.
ENGLISH FOR CATEGORY
Modules are designed for Teachers and for teaching children. So this apps features are meant for learning for both of them.
Teacher’s modules includes best practices like dictation activities, tips for intonation & to teach better, engaging kids, Error corrections, teaching vocabulary and more and more. Again, this also has compulsory Quiz since a mistake from a mentor can become an exponential mistake among the learner’s community.
My favorite part of the app is this section. Every module, though limited provides easy adaptable methods that will engage both sides of communication. Some suggested tools and methods include gist, prediction, scanning, role –plays,one-line emotional practice, humming dialogues and so on.
MY LEARNING NAVIGATION
This includes Following, Downloads and History tabs.
Following is as such the list of channels or instructors that we follow and would like to be informed about with the release of new videos.
Downloads again as the name signifies will list the modules downloaded for reference and use without internet.
History displays all the modules visited with details of the last visited date.
So,that is all about the dissection of the app . Hope this helps in giving you a clear idea of what the app can help you with.