Free apps for young ESL learners

Happy 2017 everyone! Today we bring you 3 apps that your kid students can use in class or at home in order to keep developing their English skills. All of them are downloadable for free and support iOS or Android. Let's get started:


Duolingo is one of the best English language apps today and highly recommended for English beginners. The gamified learning system of the app helps you learn English quickly by spending twenty minutes a day. Duolingo structures your lessons that teaches you about seven new words based on a topic and skill points being awarded for completing the lessons.

More info and iOS download
More info and Android download

2. BESUU: Learn Languages

Busuu helps you learn English language on the go and the lesson's quality are guaranteed as it is based on CEFR language framework. Lessons range from beginner to advanced through comprehensive vocabulary, lesson dialogue, writing practice and tests. Busuu is actually a great English app if you want to improve your spoken English.

More info and iOS download
More info and Android download


Memrise uses some creative and easy way to remember words for learning English. The focus of this app is to help the users expand their vocabulary by learning English words in a effective way. Memrise also offers an offline mode to continue learning without internet connection.

More info and iOS download
More info and Android download


FCE - Use of English - Exercises Bank

Hello everyone.

I have been using some really good exercises that you can download and print for your students so they can prepare the FCE Use of English paper properly.

Here is the link of the bank resource.


Recommended Youtube Channels to teach young learners

Hello once again. It has been a very busy month at work. However, I wanted to publish here some awesome youtube channels that I have been using in my lessons with five and six graders. It is incredible how technology can make our explanations so much easier sometimes. This channels offer great support in teacher lots of Grammar such as Reported Speech or Conditionals. Check them out and tell me what do you think.

British Council's LearnEnglishKids (click here)

BBC Active English (click here)

Kids Online English (click here)

Makemegenius (click here)
This last one is a good source for explaining Science and Geography topics through cartoons.

So, did you like them? Are you using any others that you can recommend? Please leave a comment with your suggestions. See you next post! ;)


Survival English through online free audiocasts

As teachers we always come across adult students who want to learn super fast English in an impossible short period of time. For these expectant students with little time, we recommend a set of free audiocasts with lessons on Survival language organized by topic. These units provide models of key dialogues for surviving and building relationships in today's English-speaking societies.
Click here to check the site with audio lessons.