SmartPhones


Mobile “English Learning” Apps for telephones, tables, etc…

Now you can choose when and how to learn: anytime, anywhere, 30 seconds or 30 minutes, at home or on the go.

Teach yourself the basics, or give yourself a challenge. Explore these apps to find out more.

http://www.cambridgemobileapps.com/


English as Second Language: FREE iPad, iPhone, iPod Apps 1

If you are studying English as a second language and are looking for FREE iPad, iPhone or iPod Applications, here is a great list from Squidoo.com:

“It’s been a long time that I wished to have handy ESL resources that can be easily grabbed somewhere on my iPad. I spent time searching for this Apps and compiled each links below. The good news is that it is all FREE. I have not tried all of them yet but I am going to. I saw each demo and it was all great. But the best part is to identify which of these are the best.”
By Alohagems


Learn English on Twitter!

What’s Twitter you might ask?
The excellent English Learning website English as a 2nd Language has a great explanation:

“Twitter is a tool that you can use to send messages of up to 140 characters to a group of followers while you also follow others.
To understand, here is a video called
Twitter in Plain English which provides a good introduction: This is a great tool that works with any device that you use to connect to the Internet. The messages are short, and easy to read.
It’s the perfect platform to practice English structure, idioms and phrases!”

Interested?
Start here!
This short YouTube video, Twitter in Plain English, will give you an overview of the service!

Then, you can follow me @PierreGESLiN
See you there!


Scan Pierre GESLiN’s QR Code 1

Pierre GESLIN's QR Code

From Wikipedia:
A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of any kind of data (e.g., binary, alphanumeric, or Kanji symbols).[1]

Created by Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave in 1994 to track vehicles during the manufacturing process,[2] the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. It was designed to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.[3]

The technology has seen frequent use in Japan; the United Kingdom is the seventh-largest national consumer of QR codes.[4

Scan Pierre GESLiN’s QR code  (this image on the right) with your smart phone equiped with a QR Reader Application (any smartphone) to get Pierre GESLIN’s contact details.

Generate YOUR OWN code with a QR Code generator (such as this one for iPhone).

Have fun!
Let me know what you think….


Download Podcasts to your SmartPhone! 1

There is a new feature on Listen to English which allows you to download podcasts direct to your iPhone or other Smart Phone.

Below each podcast there is a link “Download to your SmartPhone”. Click the link to display a QR barcode. If your phone has a camera, an internet connection and a barcode reader, the phone will be able to read the barcode and download the podcast mp3.

This feature is still experimental. Please let Peter Carter know if you find it useful, and if you find any problems with it.

Here, the image above right is an example of this podcast