Learning English is becoming easier and more convenient every day by using online English courses, vocabulary building apps, and grammar check apps. So, why not start learning and improving your English today by using your JCB card to sign up for one of these great apps?
Cambly is a San Francisco based online English conversation class which allows you to video chat with native English speakers from around the world. Teachers have various professional backgrounds such as engineering, marketing, music, travel, and art. There are also teachers who focus on grammar, TOEFL, and other exams. Students can choose their teacher depending on their English skill level and interests. The price is US$49 per month which includes 15min/day lessons twice a week. Discounts are available with the purchase of a 3 month or a year contract. Cambly makes it easy to cancel anytime with simple steps and helpful customer support.
Grammarly is a grammatical error and spelling correction tool. With cloud-based software, you can directly upload papers or install the outlook add-in to instantly check as you write. The free version is recommended for those who want to try to write in English on social media pages. The paid version allows you to check for plagiarism on your school papers, highlight repetitive words, and suggest different word choices.
Duolingo is recommended for students who want to learn casual conversation skills while enjoying learning English. The content is basic and is like playing a game so it is suggested for beginning level English speakers. There is a free version of Duolingo and a paid version called Duolingo Plus. Duolingo Plus doesn’t show ads and includes an offline learning course as well. The Japanese version allows students to study English and Chinese. However, if students choose the English version, they can learn Spanish, French, German, Vietnamese, Korean, Indonesian, Arabic, and other languages. In addition to commonly learned languages, Duolingo also offers Valyrian, which was used on the popular TV show Game of Thrones and the Klingon language which is used on Star Trek.