Collins dictionariesBy Editor
Studying languages or looking for language interpreter jobs? Which language resources do you need…?
There are so many helpful language resources out there, but it's hard to know which size, style or brand to go for. We selected the best language learning tools available on the market to help you fast-track your fluency.
Modern Foreign Languages, interpretation and translation study
Collins has a range of dictionaries suitable for every language student, which are solid enough to stand up to four years constant use. Most academics say that dictionaries should have at least 200,000 translations and references. The dictionaries they recommend on the reading lists are Complete and Unabridged because they have every word you’ll ever need, as well as examples of usage and idioms to help you master the lingo.
If you are thinking about going into translation or interpretation work after graduation or simply love Dante and Voltaire, you might want to invest in even bigger dictionaries, such as the Collins French Robert Dictionary and Zanichelli il Ragazzini - with over half a million references and translations won’t let you down!
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iPhone and iPad dictionaries – the perfect companion for your third year abroad
Download the mobile version of Collins excellent dictionaries to carry them everywhere you go. Each iPhone/iPod touch and iPad application includes a dictionary, verb conjugation tool, and number to text translation feature, all with no internet connection requirement – so all you need when you study language abroad.
eBooks – conquer two languages with one eBook reader!
We created a truly user-friendly experience for language learners on e-reader devices. We focused on ease-of-use, page design, navigation and searchable content and produced great eBooks for language lovers.
Collins innovative eBook selection offers eBook format of English and bilingual reference books from the bestselling and acclaimed Easy Learning series, and are perfect for students and anyone wishing to improve their language skills. It also includes ePhrasebooks which enable travelling students to look up whatever they need to find on their Kindles, Kobos and iPads.
It's our aim to make our books and Apps available for the widest range of devices and customers possible. We’ve got a fantastic list of eBooks, Apps and websites launching in 2012 – watch this space!
Collins offer massive dictionaries, portable reference guides, mini-phrasebooks...and online learning experience in over 20 languages. As Goethe said "Whoever is not acquainted with languages knows nothing of his own".