How technology can help you learn English

Every day technology becomes more advanced and complex. And with every step forward, technology becomes more helpful for every aspect of our lives. In today’s blog, though, we’re only going to focus on how technology can help you learn English. Read on to find out.

How technology can help with vocabulary

One of the hardest parts of English for foreigners to master is phrasal verbs. Like any other type of vocabulary, you could just memorise phrasal verbs, learn them by heart, but it’s not so easy. Technology can help us out here. Apps, like English Phrasal Verbs, don’t just show you the meanings of different phrasal verbs, examples of how they can be used in context, help with pronouncing them, and even practice to try and use them in context. All of this together makes it a great tool for learning and remembering new phrasal verbs.

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Pronunciation help the high-tech way

Being able to pronounce words correctly is one of the most important, and most challenging, aspects of English. One of the best ways to improve your pronunciation in English is to hear models of good pronunciation and try repeating them. Forvo is a great online pronunciation dictionary. Native speakers record words on this site. If you have a doubt about how to say a word, you can go to Forvo and listen to the way it’s pronounced in a British, American, Irish (and many other) native accents.


Finally, technology can help you learn English by putting you in contact with real, native speakers. Nowadays, you don’t have to live in an English-speaking country to practise speaking in English. Sites like Cambly let you chat with native speakers, and online classes, like those at Ingla, will help you communicate more fluently and naturally. It’s not like the old days, where you had to be in England or America or Ireland to hear real English spoken and to take classes with natives. Everything is now available online at the click of a button.

These have been just a few tips, but the internet is vast and resources are endless; you just have to know where to look. We hope this has been helpful in learning how technology can help you learn English. Feel free to leave your own tips in the comments of this blog, or on our social media accounts. We’d love to hear how you use the latest technology to better your understanding of English.

This is Ingla School of English‘s weekly blog, intended as reading practise for our students in Turnpike Lane, in London, and around the globe. We hope you’ve enjoyed it and take a look at the rest of our writing, much of which has activities for teachers to use in the classroom.