Monday, June 13, 2011

New Punctuation ESL app is a handy guide

Dots and Squiggles is a new iPhone app that offers a handy guide to English punctuation. The app covers all of the major punctuation marks: the obvious ones such as commas, question marks, and periods . . . but also the less common ellipses, brackets, and [square brackets]. Sentence examples are included to show you the punctuation in action. That is particularly helpful for those of us who sometimes can't remember the order of punctuation (do periods go inside or outside of brackets?!). The graphics are clear and simple, making the app easy to navigate. At $1.99, this is a very handy and worthwhile tool to store in any iPhone -- for native English speakers and for ESL students.

Dots and Squiggles on the iTunes store.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New ESL app for Business English

Want to improve your Business English? Check out the new Business English Power Verbs app on iTunes. This app teaches 101 of the business verbs that will help you speak better at work. Features include two sentence examples for each verb (with audio) and two sets of quizzes with immediate feedback.

Business English Power Verbs for iPad
Business English Power Verbs for iPod & iPhone

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