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Free Mobile ESL App (English as a Second Language) from Athabasca University


Athabasca University recently released a free ESL app called Mobile ESL. It is divided into 86 sections. It covers basic grammar and has exercises. You can download the source code and it is released under the Creative Commons license. To learn more about the app or download the source code, click on the link below:


Video (YouTube) on Mobile ESL:

DragonDian: iPhone App for Chinese/English Dictionary

dragondian_logo.pngDraganDian is an iPhone app that allows for the user to look up words in Chinese (it is a Chinese/English dictionary). It has 160,000+ words and phrases including up-to-date words like slang and idiomatic expressions. The creators claim this is not a good dictionary if you are looking for medical or legal words in Chinese. You can draw a character with you finger and the dictionary will return the meaning and display the simplified and traditional characters , plus the pinyin, meaning, and part of speech. The app is by Innovative Language Learning, LLC and costs $1.99 at the iTunes store.

To learn more, please click on the link below:


Stanford’s Free Courses On How to Create an App for the iPhone

iphone.gifStanford University has just made their course, iPhone Application Programming, available for free on iTunes U and pretty soon on YouTube. It will teach you how to develop software for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. It is a 10 week computer science course. To find out more about the free offering check out the links below.

iTunes Stanford iPhone App Course

Dan Coleman’s blog post

iPhone Applications by CoolGorilla.com: Language Phrasebooks


A site called CoolGorilla.com has created iPhone apps to help you learn words and phrases in different languages. The languages these iPhone phrasebooks come in are:

  • Japanese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


You can download them from the app store for $.99. To take at look at these apps, click on the link below: