Our favourite dictionaries!

When you are studying a new chapter in the textbook or reading an article outside of class, you’ll frequently run into words and phrases you’ve never seen before. This is natural! Here are the dictionaries that our teachers recommend for students!

Matt’s favourite: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary
American English
This dictionary does a great job providing students with easy-to-understand definitions. Their dictionary for native speakers is also available for more advanced students.




Mark’s favourite: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries
British English
This dictionary’s definitions are still easy to understand but provide more information for more advanced students. You can also learn the collocations (word pairings) for each word as well as words’ origins. Like Merriam-Webster, Oxford’s main dictionary gives learners even more information. 


Do you have a favourite dictionary? Let us know!
Mark Schenker

Originally from the United States, Mark has been teaching English abroad for the past five years. He worked in Japan before moving to Singapore. He loves learning new languages and takes pride in helping English Language Learners.

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