Before you read a text about the online language service
Italki, read the following comprehension questions.
Now read the text and answer the questions.
Is italki the best way to improve your English?
Let me begin by saying that italki is a sponsor of our podcast Aprender
Inglés con Reza y Craig. They pay us money to advertise their product.
Nevertheless, I believe that italki offers a very good service to
language students and I’d like to explain why.
Italki is basically a marketplace for teachers and students to find each
other and study online using the internet.
So, how does it work? Well, you sign up (or simply login with Facebook),
you choose a native English teacher and you start studying.
You decide how much you want to pay, because there are different prices
for different teachers. The teachers put the price per lesson next to
Often there’s a short video that the a teacher makes that you can watch
to see if you want to try that teacher and don’t worry because if you
decide after one or two lessons that you don’t really like the teacher,
you can change and choose another one until you find a teacher that you
feel comfortable with.
You pay for lessons with italki credits that you buy on the website with
your credit card. 100 italki credits is about 9 or 10 euros. If you go
inglespodcast/italki you can get 100 credits free when you
We’re convinced that this is one of the best ways of improving your
English, especially your speaking and listening. You get personal
attention in a private class at a time that is suitable for you and a
price you can afford.
Why pay about 30% more at a language school when you can study with a
native speaker online?
Before you read a text about language learning apps, read the following
Now read the text and answer the questions.
3 HOT APPS TO FAST TRACK YOUR ENGLISH
you have an iPhone, iPod or iPad, I’m sure you’re using our
iMansionauto level 1 and
iMansionauto level 2 (Cursos de inglés en audio) or
inglespodcast apps to improve your English,
and also listening to our podcasts on your mobile phones and tablets direct from
our webpage or via the iOS podcast app or
In addition to the above, here are 3 more apps you might want to use to improve
Duolingo has the reputation of being one of the best apps available for learning any language, not only English. It won Best App for 2013 for both the
Google Play Store and the Apple IOS AppStore.
Duolingo is like a game. You receive experience points for every correct answer.
You get an in-game currency called Lingots and you use this to get items from
Duolingo's virtual store.
So how does Duolingo improve your English? Well, you learn through repetition,
by speaking English and by having conversations in English.
The lessons are designed to increase in difficulty as you progress and get
Don’t expect intense and complicated grammar explanations on Duolingo because it
only focuses on 10 of the most commonly used verb tenses so that lower-level
students can pick up English more easily.
The clue is in the name. Memrise improves your English by helping you memorize
The app is free to download and features different learning modules depending on
your level. So you can practise English at a very basic level or more advanced.
It also lets you study English vocabulary through functions such as "250 most
commonly used English words" and "English vocabulary by frequency."
Memrise's lessons typically consist of an English word, its definition in
Spanish and an audio recording of how you pronounce it. You study 15 words per
This is another wonderful language learning tool that helps you become familiar
with English vocabulary words while browsing the Web.
Linugua.ly helps you improve your English by "digital immersion." All levels are
available, from beginner to advanced language learners.
How does this one work? You import word lists that reflect your hobbies and
interests and the app finds real articles from the web and puts them into your
It only searches for material that interests you, so you are never bored by
reading stuff you don’t care about (like in typical English textbooks, for
You create flashcards with the words that are highlighted and there’s an audio
pronunciation feature that you can turn on or off.
There’s also a pronunciation guide, and an example of the online text that puts
everything into context.
By double clicking on other words in the articles you can select them to widen
your vocabulary. There is a Spanish-English dictionary and the app works via the
Chrome extension or on any mobile device.
*También te puede interesar:
© Copyright La Mansión del Inglés C.B. - Todos
los derechos reservados.
La Mansión del Inglés ®. Marca Registrada