It is difficult to gain a basic understanding of a new language, especially when you are an adult. If English is your second language you may be looking for a way to help fine tune your mastery of the language. Learn English Reading Obama is a karaoke-style reading app from developer Vocab AB where you can polish your English language skills and improve your vocabulary by working through President Barak Obama’s inaugural speech. Watch out, this might be a patriotic iPhone app review.
If your native language is Spanish, German, Russian, French, and Italian Learn English Reading Obama iPhone app or other titles in Vocab AB’s Karaoke4English Audiobook Reader collection might be your new best friend.
In this app you will listen to President Obama giving his inaugural speech while you read it on the screen. On screen each section will be highlighted as it is read. Tap any word to display the definition of the word in your native tongue. Save words to create customized flash cards and section tests to help you retain your new knowledge.
The in-app bi-lingual dictionary is the key to Learn English Reading Obama’s brilliant self-paced educational design. Being able to compare an English word you just heard and read with its native language counterpart all with the tap of one button is brilliant and sure to create an expanded vocabulary in no time.
The Learn English Reading Obama iPhone app the idea is geared towards users who already have a base knowledge of the English language. I applaud the developer’s selection of material. By using a current, relevant text they will also help English as a second language learners become familiar with words commonly used in the news.
I cannot say enough about the multiple learning methods endorsed by the Learn English Reading Obama Karaoke4English audiobook reader for iPhone. Visual learners and audible learners will both be able to use this single app to enhance their vocabularies.
Layout & Design:
Customization is the name of the game in the Learn English Reading Obama iPhone app. You control the size of the font, the layout of the screen, the type of flash card exercise you take and even the pace of the speech with pause and play controls.
With all the options, the Learn English Reading Obama iPhone app can look the way you want it to. Developers put a lot of time and effort into this iPhone app creating a valuable learning environment that works for everyone.
A simple series of buttons near the top of the screen facilitate all that customization goodness, while the main screen is touch responsive. You can flick between pages of the speech and tap any word to see an instant translation right on the screen.
The Learn English Reading Obama iPhone app costs $2.99 for all three sections of the president’s inaugural speech. That’s almost 20 minutes of eloquent language available in an extremely intelligent packaging, and I think it is quite a deal.
Learn English Reading Obama iPhone app requires iOS 3.1.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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