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2013-11-07 23:21:17

eReflect, developer of Ultimate Spelling™ software, revealed today that the games featured in the software not only improve spelling performance but also enrich the user’s vocabulary. New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 The Ultimate Spelling™ software program is designed to help people improve their spelling through a wide variety of exercises and games. What most people are not aware of is that the software is primarily designed to improve spelling accuracy, it also helps...

2013-10-21 23:02:16

Ultimate Vocabulary™ recently discussed how intertwined literacy and language are with Amanda Davis of Words First, and how this interconnection might be the ideal teaching approach for students with special educational needs. New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 The Ultimate Vocabulary™ editor shared an insightful interview with Amanda Davis, speech therapist and director of Words First. In her interview, Ms. Davis makes clear that language and literature shouldn’t be taught...

2013-10-16 23:34:17

Louisiana State University in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books Launches Online Language Learning Resource Transparent Language Online. Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA), in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the availability of Transparent Language Online, the most complete language-learning solution available anywhere. Transparent Language is a highly regarded and...

2013-10-04 23:02:07

English-Click.com allows residents of all ages in Thailand to improve their English skills through training courses offered in Bangkok and online, eReflect reports. New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 05, 2013 eReflect reported today that residents of Thailand and the wider Southeast Asian area can benefit from using English-Click.com as a comprehensive training program for improving their English communication skills. In a recently published blog post on Ultimate Vocabulary™’s website,...

2013-10-02 23:02:43

In view of new words like selfie and phablet making it into prestigious dictionaries and fully regarded as part of the English language, eReflect decided to use its latest Ultimate Vocabulary™ blog post to take readers down memory lane, paying tribute to outstanding but forgotten words. New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 eReflect celebrates older words that are no longer in use in its latest blog post at the Ultimate Vocabulary™ website. English is one of the most variegated...

2013-09-30 23:21:37

eReflect confirms in its latest Ultimate Vocabulary™ blog post that pop culture has more and more influence on the new word lists added in the official online Oxford dictionary. New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Whether taking a selfie or starting a digital detox one thing is evident to many people: the Internet and technology are the two primary sources of new words recently added to the online Oxford Dictionary. According to eReflect’s latest blog post, this predominance of...

2013-09-30 23:01:13

In response to teacher requests, Total Reader now provides a customizable vocabulary list that is ideal for capturing the “teachable moment” when a new word is encountered. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 In response to teacher requests, Total Reader now provides a customizable vocabulary list that is ideal for capturing the “teachable moment” when a new word is encountered. The vocabulary list is the latest enhancement of Total Reader, an online program which measures reading...

2013-09-27 23:02:45

ESL teacher Richard Graham explains how the Genki English method promotes learning through fun activities and play, making vocabulary learning more fun for students by eliminating the need to memorize and learn boring word lists by heart. New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 The team behind the Ultimate Vocabulary™ Blog recently interviewed Richard Graham about his innovative teaching English methodology, sharing with Ultimate Vocabulary™ readers new insights and techniques...

2013-09-21 23:00:30

The developer of Ultimate Vocabulary™, eReflect, expressed its gratitude today to Boffin for their favorable review of Ultimate Vocabulary™. The company promises to sustain the quality of the software in subsequent releases of the program. New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 22, 2013 Software developer eReflect announced today that the company is very grateful to the Boffin software review site for their flattering review of eReflect's vocabulary software, Ultimate Vocabulary™....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'