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App Review: Scrabble and Angry Words (or how to use word games to increase your vocabulary)

March 15, 2012


Word games are a great way to stretch your linguistic muscles and learn new vocabulary. You can, of course, buy word searches in magazine format, or play a solitaire game of Scrabble on a traditional board. But if you have a smartphone or a tablet, these days there are many other options. I was excited to find […]

App Review: the Bescherelle Conjugaison

February 17, 2012


Since the dawn of time, the school supply lists of French schoolchildren have included a book known as the Bescherelle. French verbs andtheir spellings are notoriously difficult, even for native speakers, and the Bescherelle is a kind of road map to help them (and their parents) navigate the pitfalls. It basically consists of list after […]

App review: Living Language (French)

October 14, 2011


There is a plethora of apps available for learning French. More or less randomly, I chose to have a look at Living Language. You get three “lessons” in the free package, which is just enough to get a taster and figure out if this app is the right choice for you. The full app, which […]