6 Useful Tools for Learning English

Hi there! Today I’d like to share with you a few helpful services and tools for learning English, which I tried myself (and still use some of them) — so I can safely recommend them. These tools will help you better speak, write and read in English, as well as find some pals for conversational practice or go study abroad. Let’s go!

Linguix — a profound writing assistant

For example, I’m very keen on Linguix. It warns you about mistakes, suggests corrections, synonyms, as well as definitions of words and usage examples. In addition, if the assistant sees that you often make certain mistakes (for example, you confuse articles), it will offer you a workout to practice the corresponding rule — like in LinguaLeo or Duolingo. There is a desktop version, a browser plugin and a mobile application (iOS, Android) available. Basically, it’s a very convenient service for automatic checks and improving your texts.

iTalki — study with native speakers

Also on iTalki, they have a community of English learners where you can ask questions and share your opinions on suggested topics to practice your English. By the way, besides English, you can also learn any other languages — even such rare ones as Balinese or Zulu. The service is available in the browser or in the mobile app.

Linguatrip — find language courses abroad

Linguatrip helps you choose a course that suits any taste and budget — within an impressive selection of countries. For example, you can study English not only in the UK or the US, but also in Malta, Canada and even New Zealand. Apart from finding a course, the service also allows you to book it, sometimes at a discount, as well as get assistance in obtaining a visa and return money in case of a visa refusal.

Puzzle English — a self-study platform

For example, to better assimilate the materials you’ve studied, you can solve audio and video puzzles (hence the name of the service), as well as take various tests and grammar exercises. The service also has a cool addition, namely, a video library with films and series with subtitles.

HelloTalk — language exchange

HelloTalk also has useful built-in tools such as machine translation, auto-corrections, transliteration, and text-to-speech. You can use the service either in a browser or in a mobile application (iOS, Android). Besides English, there are about 150 other languages available on HelloTalk.

ELSA — a pronunciation training app

Progress tracking and various challenges help you engage in the practice, and an interactive dictionary will give you the correct pronunciation of any word. The service presents one of the most common variants of the English language, which is American neutral.

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