English on the Go Uses Social Features To Teach English

A new app, English on the Go, aims to leverage social features to help students learn English more easily.

The app allows teachers to create and share lectures from any Internet-connected device. Each lecture is broken up into short, easy to understand segments focused on a particular theme. Learners can ask questions and receive answers, which are then visible to other learners, about the segments.

Users can also select an English phrase as a theme or share those expressions with others in an effort to develop a better understanding of the phrase or expression. Users can follow each other based on the themes they’ve chosen and lectures they’ve posted. Users can save their own expressions and lectures in an electronic notebook.

"More and more internet traffic is created on mobile devices, and language education can benefit by adapting to this new reality," said Mark Kim, founder and CEO of English on the Go, in a prepared statement.

The iOS version of English on the Go is available at the iTunes Store. Visit Google Play to download the Android version.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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