Mobile Assisted Language Learning Applications*

Where to Get Apps Instructional Apps Make your own exercises General References

Where to Get Apps

Description URL
  iTunes software for downloading apps for iPhone and iPod Touch; Windows and Mac versions
Blackberry App World software for downloading Blackberry apps
Blackberrycool Store Blackberry Apps
Ten Free BlackBerry Apps You Actually Want Twitterberry, Facebook, and more
Nokia apps Download apps for Nokia
Top 50 iPhone Apps for Educators annotated list

Instructional Apps:

  24/7 Tutor Tutors for French, German, Italian, Spanish
Japanese phrases Free and paid versions; other apps available
AccelaStudy Available in many languages
Declan Software Flashcards; "Word of the Day"
iFarsiNum Learn numbers in Farsi
Gengo Languages Audio Flashcards Audio flashcards (with a game)
Kana Strokes Animations of Japanese hiragana and katagana strokes

Make your own exercises:

  Audio Picture Dictionary Instructions here:

"Other apps:"

  Twitterific access Twitter
Facebook access Facebook
Skype access Skype
AIM access AIM
WordPress create and edit content on a blog
Google Mobile App Search Google by voice; other Google tools
AudioBoo send audio, pictures to audio blog
Current Postcards create postcards to email or send to Facebook

General References:

  "Going to the MALL: Mobile Assisted Language Learning" by George Chinnery
Mobile Assisted Language Learning Wikipedia article
Mobile ESL Learning YouTube video about mobile-assisted language learning
LARC Social Media Workshop

*This web page accompanies the session "Mobile Assisted Language Learning Applications," to be presented on August 11, 2009, as part of the LARC's Social Media Workshop.


Last modified: August 11, 2009