Latest update of Oxford Dictionary iOS app helps users practice their pronunciation

Paragon Software Group, a multi-platform software developer for mobile devices and desktop computers, has released the latest update of the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary iOS app, developed by Oxford University Press, considered the world’s authority in English language.

The app helps learners understand what words mean, learn how to say them and know how to use them. This latest update zhooshes (you can look that up in the dictionary) up the app with a new design (for quicker and easier navigation), new content (900 new words) and new functionality (such as ‘Practise your Pronunciation’ which enables learners to record their own voice, Split View, Spotlight and Slide Over.)

The new app is also the first OUP app with iWatch functionality. Through the app, learners can look up words with voice recognition, open entries, listen to pronunciations, and check the Word of the Day. Learners can also access the app through their iPhone to use its complete features.

Learners can try out 100 entries from the dictionary for free by downloading the free sample app from the App store. In-app purchase is required to activate the full A-Z. Existing users of the OALD app can upgrade for free (if they purchased the app after the last update in June 2015) or at a discount (if they purchased it before June 2015).  

The app is available on iTunes while the free free download provides 100 sample entries. An in-app purchase is required to activate the full A-Z. Existing customers can upgrade for free or at a discount.  

Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world’s largest university press, with a wide global reach. It currently publishes more than 6,000 new publications a year, has a presence in around fifty countries and has a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children’s books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals.

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