17 Dec 2008

YAPPR - A new way to learn English

How many times have you tried to learn English or other languages with videos but you could not understand anything? Now, it is possible to improve your language with Yappr, a new free tool developed by Patrick Nee to learn languages in a funny way with entertaining videos which you can choose from different categories such as Christmas, comedy, music or cartoons. Therefore, if you are learning English, this site can be a very useful tool since it avoids the problem of not understanding because the videos have subtitles in English and Spanish. Besides, the videos are short and you can use them in the classroom to do other kind of activities.

Many students prefer watching interesting and funny videos to reading books because videos have sound and images. The advantage of this site is that with the subtitles, the videos can be understandable for beginners or intermediate students. Youtube videos are good for advanced learners but not for beginners of intermediate ones, since sometimes they do not have subtitles. Users can also upload their videos and even contribute with their translations to their own videos or to others ones. Besides, there are also games and a chat to talk to people from all over the world and practice English. What are you waiting for joining to it and sharing with your students and friends? There are fourteen languages available in Yappr, therefore you have no excuses to learn languages.

A similar website is Dot Sub. If you want to know more about Dot Sub you can read Nik Peachey's Blog, he has an interesting post about it with some ideas to use these videos in class.


Dear Inma:

You know I'm a yapper and it's a fantastic web page for learning English. My children adore it and I'm really hang on it. Very good advice!
Thank you and continue sharing your ideas!

Thank you very much Alberto for leaving a comment because not many people do it and, I really appreciate knowing my readers opinions and experiences!

Dear Inma:
It's my pleasure! Do you know I met you through ESLPrintables web page? What a fantastic site!
Take care and Merry Christmas!

Thanks for sharing the YAPPR site. I've been back to it a few times now and will try it out on the students next.

Two thumbs up for this software! My Korean students showed drastic improvements after I used this program on them! Thank you for this blog, I first read bout this here!

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