Agur! (That’s “Hello” in Basque) Are you a bit bored with learning just English? Or maybe you are a world traveller or one of those brave and pioneering ESL teachers stationed in some remote part of the world. Or just someone like me who loves words! On this blog I bang on endlessly about my favourite language learning tool Pop-up Dictionary so I thought I’d show you a little of why I get so excited and try so hard to get my CPE, ECPE, IELTS and TOEFL students to get it for themselves (apart from the excellent testing feature). This is also a fantastic resource for anyone studying linguistics or interested in ancient languages or the preservation of minority languages at risk of dying out (see my previous post Death of a Language)
Azov Greek’s Languages
- Ancient and Artificial Languages
Old Church Slavonic
Bible and Qur’an Studies
It is also possible to create your own word or phrase dictionary at Pop-up if you want and there is a project to create a multilingual dictionary that is looking for volunteers, especially for creating sound files. In fact, you could even use the software to create a revision tool for a completely non-language subject. These are just some of the reasons I think this is a really wonderful tool and an inspiring project and despite being a great fan of freebies happily paid the small fee for mine!