FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, February 11, 2020: The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is the world”s bestselling advanced-level dictionary for learners of English. Now in its 10th edition, the Oxford Advanced Learner”s Dictionary is the complete guide to learning English vocabulary with definitions that learners can understand, example sentences showing language in use, and the new Oxford 3000™ and Oxford 5000™ word lists providing core words that every learner needs to know. Filled with exciting new content and interactive features, the app helps learners build vocabulary and develop more natural-sounding English, anytime, anywhere.
Learners can practise and improve their pronunciation, test themselves on vocabulary and usage with a new interactive quiz, get a Word of the Day straight to their device, and access the full A-Z offline to look up any word in the dictionary. The dictionary contains over 86,000 words, 95,000 phrases, 112,000 meanings and 237,000 examples, including 2,000+ new words and meanings. Amongst the new words are chatbot, fake news, microplastic, and woke.
Since 1948, over 100 million English language learners have used the Oxford Advanced Learner”s Dictionary to develop their English skills for work and study.
The original dictionary was produced by A.S. Hornby, an English teacher who discovered that although his students could understand and appreciate English literature they found speaking and writing in English difficult. Hornby explained “I found my students were reading Thackeray and Shakespeare, and apparently with great understanding. But, to my dismay they couldn’t speak English very well – they could read but they couldn’t speak.” His aim was to explain the words in his dictionary the way he would explain them in the classroom so that they were easy to understand, and this remains true today.
Managing Editor for the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary at Oxford University Press, Jennifer Bradbery, says “The OALD app is a great way for learners and teachers to have quick and easy access to the dictionary at all times – you need never be lost for words again! We are delighted that our partnership with Paragon Software has enabled us to create an app version of OALD and to suit the needs of today’s English language learners.”
The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary 10th edition is available for iOS and Android. The app is free to download and includes 100 sample entries. To gain access to the full app with all features, you can take a free trial, or subscribe to the full content via in-app purchase.