Not everyone knows how to read, write or speak English fluently. For some people, it’s a challenge so they continue to strive and look for ways to gain more knowledge about the English language. If you are someone who wants to improve your grammar, then you can try out this free English language learning app for Android called “Grammar Nazi”.
What Is It and What Does It Do
Grammar Nazi is a free English language learning app for Android. It helps you correct grammatical errors and learn proper English while you read. What this app does is that it automatically modifies the content of the text that you’re reading. It basically adds random grammatical errors to your text so it’s up to you to correct those errors as you read. Just tap the wrong word to replace it with the correct word and that’s it. In addition, the app also uses a scoring system to monitor your progress.
- Simple and easy to use
- Stable and responsive interface
- You can load and add your own text files to its library
- Randomly adds grammatical errors to text
- You can learn proper English grammar while you read
- Customizable preferences such as changing the font size as well as the maximum number of lines shown per level or page
- Users can earn scores as well as track and evaluate their own progress
- Needs further improvement in terms of the following aspects:
- Graphics and UI – such as the reading layout, paragraph formatting, etc.
- Scoring system
- Supported file formats (the current version only supports text files)
Grammar Nazi can be considered as a game app that focuses on the English language but what’s more important is that it helps you learn proper English grammar while you read your favorite e-books and novels. To put it simply, using this app is like hitting two birds in one stone.
The way how this app works is also very simple. As you can see on its main interface, there are different options. To add a text file to your library, you need to choose “Import”. After which, you can check the “Library” to see if there are any available text files. To load a text file, just select the entry title (ex. The Lost World) and it will be automatically loaded.
Do keep in mind that with this app, every book or text page is treated as a game level. So page one is level one, page two is level two and so on. For every level, you need to correct those randomly generated grammatical errors and your score will be based on your total number of correct answers per level. Now, if you want to monitor your overall progress, just select “Score” from the main options. There, you’ll be able to see your overall progress in different areas such as the pronouns, tenses, articles and prepositions. If you want to continue playing or reading, just select “Continue”. The app will automatically remember the last page that you’ve read. It’s that simple.
All in all, Grammar Nazi is a fun and useful app that can definitely help those who wish to learn proper English. It’s mainly focused on helping you improve your grammar. Functionality wise, the app does what it is intended to do without any notable glitches or errors. It is also very stable and responsive.
It’s just that with its current version, the app can still be improved in many ways. It would also be great if it can incorporate the ability to correct misspelled words. As for its scoring system, it’s okay but could definitely use some additional perks like achievement points and milestone badges. It would also be great if it gets to add support for other type formats such as PDFs and DOCs. Other than this, the app also needs to improve its graphics and UI design.
Conclusion and Download Link
Grammar Nazi may fall short in certain aspects but it’s definitely a good app for those who simply wish to improve the way how they write or speak English. The app is also simple enough for anyone to comprehend. It makes you learn and improve your grammar while you read. You will also know your good and bad points by evaluating your progress through its standard scoring system. So go ahead and check it out.
Version reviewed: 1.o
Requires: Android 2.2 and up
Download size: 1.7MB