Hot New Op­tions

Apart from reg­u­lar class­room cour­ses, there are many other in­no­va­tive and ex­cit­ing ways to im­prove your English lan­guage skills. Mridu Mridu Rai Rai lists some new op­tions that are now avail­able for stu­dents.

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Dis­cover new ways to im­prove your English lan­guage skills.

1 AU­DIO BOOKS

The one def­i­nite and best way to im­prove your English is to read a good book. But if you find this to be a daunt­ing task then there just might be a so­lu­tion at hand. With al­most ev­ery lit­er­a­ture clas­sic now hav­ing an au­dio ver­sion, you have the dual op­tion of get­ting both the print as well as the au­dio edi­tion of a book. This will not only make read­ing eas­ier but also help you learn the cor­rect pro­nun­ci­a­tions, gram­mar and sen­tence struc­ture.

2 MY WORD BOOK APP

Ever won­dered if there’s any other way to build your vo­cab­u­lary with­out the te­dious process of hav­ing to learn five new words from the dic­tionary ev­ery day? The an­swer is ‘ Yes’. My Word Book, an app by Cam­bridge Univer­sity, is an in­ter­ac­tive vo­cab­u­lary note­book with mul­ti­me­dia flash­cards, ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, im­ages and au­dio pro­nun­ci­a­tions which en­sure that you have fun while learn­ing. The app also al­lows you to track your progress as you climb the vo­cab­u­lary lad­der.

3 SKYPE

One of the most pop­u­lar on­line com­mu­ni­ca­tion plat­forms, Skype does more than just al­low you to make national and in­ter­na­tional video calls for free. An in­creas­ing num­ber of users are now us­ing Skype as a medium of ed­u­ca­tion that in­cludes lan­guage learn­ing. Once you log in to the Skype com­mu­nity fo­rum you’ll find peo­ple from all over the world look­ing for in­di­vid­u­als or groups with whom they can prac­tice lan­guage over Skype calls. English is one of the most sought af­ter lan­guages and users in the fo­rum are keen on find­ing prac­tice part­ners or even tu­tors.

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