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Oxford Learner’s Academic Dict

Winner, Innovation in Learner Resources, British Council ELTon Awards 2015

Winner, Innovation in Learner Resources, British Council ELTon Awards 2015

Oxford Learner’s Academic Dict

by Oxford University Press
Oxford Learner’s Academic Dict
Oxford Learner’s Academic Dict

What is it about?

Winner, Innovation in Learner Resources, British Council ELTon Awards 2015

App Details

Reference Education
Last updated
June 23, 2020
Release date
October 21, 2014
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Oxford Learner’s Academic Dict is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $29.99

    Oxford Learner's Dictionary of Academic English

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App Store Description

Winner, Innovation in Learner Resources, British Council ELTon Awards 2015

Awarded “BEST OF 2016 - INNOVATIONSPREIS-IT” by Initiative Mittelstand


IMPORTANT: This free download will give you sample entries from the dictionary. An in-app purchase is required to activate the full dictionary.

Are you a learner of English who needs to do academic writing in English?

Understand the words and phrases used in academic writing. Learn how to use them in your own written work.

The Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English is the learner’s dictionary that focuses exclusively on academic English. If you are a non-native English speaker studying an academic subject in English, this dictionary app will help you understand academic texts and will help you improve your own academic writing.

Key features

• 22,000 words, phrases and meanings clearly explained, with the focus on their usage in academic writing
• Informed by the 85-million-word Oxford Corpus of Academic English
• Over 50,000 corpus-based example sentences
• 690 collocation notes show over 26,000 collocations (words that are used together)
• 120 Thesaurus notes, Language Banks, Grammar Points and Which Word? notes
• Word lists for four subject areas (physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences and humanities) that you can add to or edit
• Create and organize your own lists of favourite words
• Words in the Academic Word List are all labelled
• Hear all the words spoken by real British and American English voices
• Use Full Dictionary Search to find your word in any phrase, collocation or example sentence in the dictionary
• ‘Did you mean…?’ function and wild card search allow you to find a word even if you don’t know the spelling
• View History to see the last 100 words you looked up
• All the dictionary text is live – tap to instantly look up a word
• Spotlight Search in Favourites folders

Recommended for learners of English who are
• Studying academic subjects in English at university or college
• Studying on foundation or pre-sessional courses
• B1-C2 level in English (intermediate – advanced)

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