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4th generation technologies as language supporting tools used by English-language teachers. Applications review

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This work aims to present the usefulness of mobile applications in the language education process. The subject of research has been applications recommended by the British Council and online dictionaries, available in the form of a mobile app. The analysed solutions are free applications such as the Oxford Dictionary or Johny Grammar Word Challenge with the LearnEnglish series. Developing language skills and competencies in English lessons in Polish schools can be done using a variety of applications, both paid and free. Each app offers various forms of foreign language improvement, and the vast majority provide English-Polish translations, including explanations of how to define a specific word. The work was divided into three principal sections: reading and writing applications, online dictionaries and applications developing the ability to use English using the method of learning through play. The assumption of the analysis is the selection of apps available for mobile devices that support the process of teaching English during classes. The analysed solutions are tested both concerning functionality and usability as well as regarding the attractiveness of use. The primary interest in this work is Oxford and Johny Grammar, one of the applications recommended by the British Council to support the education process, which is at the same time the foundation of sustainable development, maintained as an integral part.
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  • Technology Enhanced Language Education Department, Institute of Neophilology, Faculty of Philology, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Cracow, Poland
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