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Welcome to Clearly English

This is the online home of Clearly English, the next must-have app for learners of English, to be launched for Android devices this year. The app offers many hours of innovative activities and interactive video content to help learners develop their English skills whatever their level.

Go to the Collaboration section to learn about opportunities for English Video Creators, Translation Editors, Local Marketing Agents, and an iOS Developer.

Clearly English is published by English Learning Apps Ltd, based in the UK.

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Vocabulary

Vocabulary games and interactive word lists help you learn and practise the 3000 most frequently used words of English (adapted from the NGSL), with hundreds of activities ranked into 30 levels. An upper-intermediate level English speaker may have a vocabulary of about 2000 words.

You can open word lists in different views. In English View and Translation View, you can hide and then reveal either the translation or the English, to test your recall and understanding of the words. In Pronunciation View, you can listen to the clear audio models at full or slow speed, while viewing only pronunciation symbols until you reveal the spelling and translation This is great for really seeing what you're hearing, without being misled by the irregular English spelling system. In any view, you can record and play back your voice to compare it to the native speakers. This is the most effective way to develop your pronunciation: to trust your own ears!

Play games and take tests to practise the meaning, spelling, usage and stress pattern of all 3000 words. Your best score for each game is saved in the menu, and any mistakes you make are stored in My Mistakes, where you can go to try them again till you get them right.

Phrase Book

Use the phrase book to listen to and practise saying over 600 useful English phrases. Try the different viewing options for the lists, listen slowly, and record your voice as you practise pronouncing the phrases.

My Lists

These are lists you build yourself with words and phrases you want to keep practising. Words from any of the vocabulary list and game activities can be saved to My Words, and phrases from the phrase book to My Phrases. Use the various list views to test your learning, and perfect your pronunciation with the voice recorder. When you feel you’ve really 'got' a word or phrase, you can delete it from your list.

Pronunciation

In the pronunciation studio, you can hear the sounds of English clearly and learn to speak with more confidence. IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols are used to practise the sounds, and there's activity and video content to help you see how very helpful the symbols are and to quickly learn them if they're new to you.

There are word lists to practise each of the 44 sounds of English, a sound / symbol recognition game to develop your ear and your reflexes, and interactive videos to help you understand and pronounce the sounds of English better, especially commonly confused sound pairs.

Grammar

Added since the making of the demo video, the 3000 words in the vocabulary lists now appear with grammar class symbols in the tiles. You can learn how to use each word class in a 65-section tutorial using the original Graphic Grammar system. Graphic Grammar is prettier than Chomsky and will be in Creative Commons when published. Interactive grammar videos are also coming soon from contributing creators.

Interactive Videos: Quizzes and Auto-Recording

Clearly English videos are interactive in two innovative ways. Firstly, teachers can set one or more quizzes which pop up during the video. Question sets and answer sets can comprise text, audio, or images, allowing for many creative quiz designs. When you submit your answers, the video resumes. Your quiz score is recorded in the menu item for each video, and you can take any quiz again if you want to try to improve your score.

Teachers can also set one or more points in the video when the voice recorder will pop out and start recording automatically while the video plays. This allows for listen and repeat activities, which you can then play back to compare your voice with the teacher's voice, and repeat the recording until you're satisfied.

A retractable video tools bar lets you pause and play, jump back 2 or 5 seconds, slow the playback speed, open a video transcript, and open the voice recorder to practise saying any phrases you like from the videos.

So far, there is a set of 23 pronunciation videos, and with help from collaborating teachers, a range of grammar and vocabulary videos are soon to be added.

Translations

Translations are available in 54 languages, and are edited by native speakers. As well as all the vocabulary and phrase book content, the video transcripts also come with translations. Buttons and instructions on most screens all appear in English, but each screen is supported by a pop-up translation box to help lower-level learners to navigate the app.

Please let us know if your language is missing and you can help us to get it included!

Help

There are 10 pop-up help pages available around the app, which give instructions, with translations, for all activities.

Free and Paid Versions

Clearly English is a free download, supported by advertising. Most activities feature small banner ads at the bottom of the screen, and before any video can be viewed, a full screen interstitial ad will play for 5 seconds before it can be closed. Some videos are designated Pro videos, and users of the free app must choose to watch rewarded ads in order to make these accessible. Saving to My Lists is limited to 20 words and 20 phrases, at which point the items saved earliest get deleted as new ones are added.

Clearly English Pro is a paid download with no advertising, and all the video content is immediately accessible. There is no limit on how many words and phrases can be saved into My Lists.

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Main Menu
Pop-up screen translation box
Get help and set translations here
Choose from 35 languages
Vocabulary Activities Menu
A word list in Full View
English View: tap the eyes to see the translation
Saving words to My Lists
Time Trials - Game C, without timer
Time Trials - Game A, with timer
Spelling School
One of ten help pages
What's the Word? - question
What's the Word? - feedback
Phrase Book category menu
My Lists
My Phrases: Full View
Pronunciation Studio
The sounds of English, with example words
Stress Therapy
A video menu with quiz scores
A video with transcript and translation
An audio quiz from a video
Quiz feedback

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Collaboration Opportunities


Video Creators

Can you make engaging and effective English teaching videos? Join the Clearly English teacher team to have your videos presented to our global user base and to take advantage of our innovative interactive video features. Set quizzes for users to take at any point in your videos, and have them record their voices in listen and repeat activities as you teach.

You should be a talented ESL teacher with a clear and engaging style who can plan, present and produce effective teaching videos. Both experienced and novice video creators are welcome to register interest, and guidance is available for those with less experience who show the right potential and motivation.

Videos can focus on any area of grammar, vocabulary or pronunciation, and will be graded for difficulty level. Teachers of beginners' English are particularly encouraged to apply. We also have openings for video teachers of business English and academic English. You'll need to link a short demonstration video with your application. For full details of the application process, video requirements and payment structure, please email contact@clearlyenglishapp.com with 'Video Creator' in the subject line.


Translation Editors

Can you edit translations of the Clearly English app into one of our targeted languages? If so, your expertise could help us to bring this great app to learners in your country or region, and ensure a satisfying and productive user experience for them.

The app content comprises a list of the 3000 most frequently used English words, 600+ phrases from the phrase book, pop-up translations for all the screen content (labels and instructions) plus video transcripts and grammar tutorials. This has all been translated into 54 languages using Google Translate, but the translations need checking to eliminate errors and to improve them where necessary. Accurate and thoughtful translations are vital to the credibility and usefulness of the app. After the initial editing job, Translation Editors are also responsible for editing new content on an ongoing basis as this is added occasionally in major updates.

We're seeking Translation Editors for the following language locales:

Amharic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Javanese, Kazakh, Khmer, Lao, Marathi, Mongolian, Myanmar, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, European Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Slovak, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Yoruba.

You'll need to be a native speaker or have a high level of proficiency in the translation language, plus at least a strong intermediate level of English. Translation work experience is an advantage, but enthusiasm for language learning and commitment to quality work and to the success of this app project are most important.

Compensation

While the most significant work is the initial translation set, edited at the start of the project, your ongoing responsibility for editing updates is reflected in the compensation structure. As sales and advertising revenue is generated by downloads of and engagement with the app, 5% of net global revenue is equally divided among all Translation Editors every three months on an ongoing basis, so effectively each receives 5% of revenue from an 'average' locale. Access is given to online dashboards showing revenue generation to ensure transparency. You are employed as a freelancer, responsible for your own tax compliance.

Initially the app will launch for Android devices only, but an iOS version for Apple devices is planned which will use the same translation sets. Upon its release, you will also receive a share of revenue from the iOS app along similar principles although terms may differ due to associated development costs.

You will also receive a small payment upon completion of the initial translation set. This will help us confirm that payment channels are working and is a small token of goodwill!

To receive an application pack with full details of the translation requirements, please email contact@clearlyenglishapp.com with 'Translation Editor' and your translation language in the subject line.


Local Marketing Agents

English Learning Apps is seeking Local Marketing Agents for the Clearly English app in each of 54 language locales.

This is an opportunity to help make a great new resource available to English learners in your region, and to be involved from the start with an app project with significant potential to generate revenue far into the future as new content is added. Perhaps two billion people with smartphones are now learning English worldwide, many at a low level, and many of whom can't afford to buy apps. With its excellent translation features, Clearly English is accessible to learners at all levels, and through watching monetised rewarded ads, users of the free version can access even the premium app content.

Clearly English and Clearly English Pro will launch first for Android, with iOS versions for Apple devices planned to follow. This staggered launch is practical as the Android version has been developed first, but will also allow the development and marketing teams to use feedback and experience from the first launch to optimise the iOS launch in due course.

At English Learning Apps Ltd, we're excited by the potential of the Clearly English project, but we understand that the app can only fulfil this potential with effective marketing. This, we believe, involves knowledge of local culture, and interaction with the language communities of the target markets.

We're seeking agents to market the app in these Android locales:

Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hausa, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Malay, Marathi, Mongolian, Myanmar, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Yoruba.

Candidates for these roles will ideally be native speakers of their locale language, with a solid knowledge of the local culture and digital spaces popular in this linguistic community. An ability to communicate effectively in English with the project team will also be necessary.

Expected Activities:

• Develop and execute marketing strategies tailored to the cultural and consumer preferences of your locale to increase genuine app downloads and engagement.

• Create or adapt promotional materials (e.g., ads, social media posts, blog articles, press releases) in the locale language to resonate with the target audience.

• Manage and grow the app's presence on social media platforms popular in your locale.

• Identify and collaborate with local influencers or community leaders to promote the app.

• Extend the app's reach into educational institutions and business organizations.

• Optimize app store listings in close collaboration with the project team.

• Monitor and analyse the performance of marketing campaigns, adjusting strategies based on data-driven insights, and provide feedback from users and market trends to the app development team.

Compensation

Marketing Agents will be paid 15% of net sales and advertising revenue from the paid and ad-supported versions of both the Android and the iOS app in their locale. This is paid quarterly to minimise international transaction fees, and agents will have access to online dashboards (Firebase) showing localised revenue generation to ensure transparency as well as provide essential data for campaign analysis. While it's challenging to predict exact earnings, we are confident in the app's potential, and optimistic about your opportunity to earn meaningful revenue over time with effective marketing strategies. Marketing Agents are employed as freelancers and are responsible for their own tax compliance.

Application Process

We welcome applications from both individual marketing professionals and established marketing firms. Individuals and firms with less experience but with huge enthusiasm for the app and commitment to its success should also feel welcome to apply.

Please send the following to contact@clearlyenglishapp.com with the subject line: Marketing - [Your Name/Company Name] - [Locale/Country].

1. (for individuals) A detailed Resume/CV, highlighting your marketing experience, particularly in digital and app marketing, along with any relevant qualifications or certifications.

or

1. (for firms) A Company Profile, including the history, team size, key personnel (please include CVs of staff members who will be directly involved with our account), and your core areas of expertise.

and for all applicants:

2. Case Studies or Examples of past marketing campaigns or projects, particularly those within the education, app promotion, or technology sectors. Highlight your achievements, the strategies employed, and the results obtained.

3. A Brief Proposal for marketing the Clearly English app in your locale, outlining specific strategies and channels you would employ.

4. A Cover Letter explaining why you / your firm would be a good fit for this role.

We believe that great marketing starts with great people, and we're looking for partners who are as passionate as we are about making quality English learning resources accessible to all. If you're ready to make a tangible difference in the world of language learning and be part of a project with global reach, we can't wait to hear from you. Join us on this exciting journey to bring Clearly English to learners around the globe.


iOS Developer

English Learning Apps Ltd is seeking a Swift developer to build and maintain an iOS version of the Clearly English Android mobile app.

The app offers a wide range of vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar activities for English learners, drawing text from a large SQLite database, audio from Firebase, and videos from YouTube. Designed by an ESL teacher, the app is rich with innovative and pedagogically-sound features for language learners. All the app content is translated into 54 languages, with a team of native-speaker editors ensuring the quality of these translations, and ELA works with local marketers tasked with increasing downloads and engagement in the same 54 locales.

There's a paid and an ad-supported version, in which access to some content requires the viewing of rewarded ads. However, even the premium content is ultimately available for monetised engagement by the many users motivated to learn English globally who can't afford to buy apps. The interactive video content is set to grow over time as collaborating teachers contribute more videos (these feature multimedia quizzes and voice-recording activities). Comprehensive help sections and pop-up screen translations make the app accessible to learners at even beginner level. Scores and times for games, tests and video quizzes are all recorded to encourage users to complete score sets and repeat activities to improve their scores. While the development of the iOS version is a major project, the potential rewards from a market of perhaps two billion English learners are clearly significant.

Compensation

We offer a competitive and flexible compensation package, which will be negotiated based on your experience and our mutual expectations. This may include a combination of an initial development fee and an ongoing share of revenue from both the free and paid iOS versions. We are open to discussing a cap on the initial revenue share percentage, followed by a long-term percentage for ongoing maintenance and updates. We believe in fairly rewarding the hard work and creativity that goes into building a successful app and are committed to a compensation structure that reflects the value of your contribution.

Work Requirements

If chosen for the position, you will be responsible for building, testing and maintaining the iOS version of the original app, and for adding new content when this is occasionally added in major updates to the Android app. You should be skilled in implementing UITableView / UICollectionView for versatile list and grid layouts using dynamic and interactive elements within individual items, building engaging quizzes and simple timer-based games, managing and persisting user scores using UserDefaults or Core Data, and integrating and customizing video player functionalities, ideally with proficiency in AVPlayer, accessing YouTube and handling playback events and time-based triggers. Familiarity with Java and Android development is an advantage as you will have access to the code from the Android app as well as all the media content. The iOS app should function and look like the Android app as far as is reasonably practicable.

ELA is based in the UK, and strong English language skills are needed for effective communication with the project team. However, you may work remotely from any location.

Application Process

To apply for the iOS Developer position, please submit the following to contact@clearlyenglishapp.com with 'iOS Developer' in the subject line.

1. Resume/CV: Detailing your relevant experience and qualifications.

2. Portfolio: Showcasing your previous iOS projects, including links to apps you have developed that are available on the App Store. Please include any project descriptions, case studies, or UI/UX design examples that demonstrate your skillset.

3. Code Samples / GitHub Repository: Providing samples of your code or a link to your GitHub repository to illustrate your coding style and proficiency.

4. References or Testimonials: From previous clients, employers, or collaborators, to attest to your professional abilities and work ethic.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for a remote interview as part of the selection process. We look forward to reviewing your application and exploring the potential of a collaborative partnership in bringing Clearly English to iOS users around the world.


Privacy Policy for Clearly English / Clearly English Pro / English Pron / English Pron Pro

Effective Date: 4 September 2023

This privacy policy is effective as of the date indicated above.

The app does not collect any personal information from users. We do not require any registration or authentication to use the app, and we do not collect any data that could be used to identify individual users.

The app uses the device microphone to record a user's voice on their own device and play it back to them. This data is stored locally on the user's device and is not shared with any third parties.

The only data that the app collects is anonymous usage data, such as the number of times the app has been opened or how long users spend using the app. This data is used to help us understand how the app is being used and to improve the user experience.

We take the privacy and security of our users very seriously. We do not collect, store, or share any personal information, and we use industry-standard encryption and security measures to protect the data that we do collect.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us at contact@clearlyenglishapp.com

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. We will notify users of any changes by updating the "Effective Date" at the top of this policy. We encourage you to review this policy periodically to stay informed about how we are protecting your privacy.


End User Licence Agreement for Clearly English / Clearly English Pro / English Pron / English Pron Pro

This End User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and English Learning Apps (the "Licensor"), for the mobile software applications Clearly English / Clearly English Pro / English Pron / English Pron Pro (the "Software"), including any associated media, printed materials, and online or electronic documentation.

By installing, copying, or otherwise using the Software, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of this EULA, do not install or use the Software.

  1. Grant of License. The Licensor grants you a revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download, install, and use the Software on any mobile device that you own or control, and to run such copies of the Software solely for your own personal use.
  2. Restrictions. You shall not, and shall not permit any third party to: (a) modify, adapt, translate, or create derivative works based on the Software; (b) distribute, sublicense, lease, lend, rent, or otherwise transfer the Software to any third party; (c) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or attempt to derive the source code of the Software; or (d) remove or alter any proprietary notices or labels on the Software.
  3. No Collection of User Data. The Software does not collect any personal data from users, and the Licensor shall not be responsible for any third-party software or services that may collect personal data.
  4. Ownership. The Software is owned by the Licensor and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties. The Licensor retains all right, title, and interest in and to the Software, including all intellectual property rights.
  5. Termination. This EULA shall terminate automatically if you fail to comply with any of the terms and conditions of this EULA. Upon termination, you shall stop all use of the Software and destroy all copies of the Software in your possession.
  6. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Software is provided "AS IS" and without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The Licensor does not warrant that the Software will meet your requirements or that the operation of the Software will be uninterrupted or error-free.
  7. Limitation of Liability. In no event shall the Licensor be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the use or inability to use the Software, even if the Licensor has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
  8. Governing Law. This EULA shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the UK, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.
  9. Entire Agreement. This EULA constitutes the entire agreement between you and the Licensor with respect to the use of the Software, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and the Licensor.
  10. Acknowledgement. By using the Software, you acknowledge that you have read this EULA, understand it, and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.
  11. Contact Information. If you have any questions about this EULA, please contact the Licensor at contact@clearlyenglishapp.com.
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