Sunday, September 04, 2011

New Grammar App from Bas Aarts and Survey of English Usage

Here's the press release:
The Survey of English Usage at UCL is very pleased to announce the publication of a new App for Apple hand-held devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The interactive Grammar of English (iGE) is a complete course in English grammar written for first year undergraduates, students at high schools and teachers of the English language. For more information see the iGE website
The App is partly based on the popular Internet Grammar of English (still available), but thoroughly updated, revised and expanded. The App contains exercises which make use of hundreds of natural language examples taken from our ICE-GB corpus. Students can time themselves, or even, for additional 'jeopardy', complete exercises against the clock. Feedback is given on the students’ answers.   
The App has been optimised for hand-held devices, with slick animations and optional sound effects. Anyone who has an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch can get the free 'Lite' version from the Apple App Store or iTunes. The complete version of iGE is also available
We believe that this App is an excellent and fun way for students and the wider public to acquire a thorough knowledge of English grammar. We are particularly keen to know what colleagues think of the App. You can let us know by giving us a rating and/or review on the App Store. Alternatively, if you have any comments or suggestions do email us directly. We'd be grateful if you would consider recommending the App to your students. 
Many thanks in advance. Bas Aarts and Sean Wallis.

I'll try to get back with a review in a few days. Feel free to bug me if I don't.


The Ridger, FCD said...

Sounds very nice, but I'm not ditching my BlackBerry for it.

Brett said...

Ah, brand loyalty.