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Oxford American English Dictionaries for learners of English

Your key to building English language skills

The dictionary experts at Oxford present a new range of American learners dictionaries specifically designed for English language learners.There are three levels ranging from Basic to Advanced so there is a dictionary that is just right for your students. Based on extensive research with U.S. teachers and language-learning experts,

  • Dictionary with CD-ROM
  • Basic Dictionary with CD-ROM
  • Advanced Dictionary with CD-ROM
  • Vocabulary Builder


Oxford’s new American Dictionaries for learners of English offer students a dictionary that is just right for their level. Written specifically for students working to improve their English language skills, these dictionaries support English learners, struggling readers, and special education students with Basic to Advanced levels. Based on extensive research with U.S. teachers and language-learning experts, these three new dictionaries help students:

Transition from picture dictionaries more easily by using words they can understand for definitions and using illustrations for more difficult words.

Learn content area words from math, chemistry, biology, geography, etc.

Focus on the Academic Word List and the Oxford 3000™(the most important words to learn in English).

Extend their vocabulary with extra help note boxes throughout the dictionary – help with related vocabulary synonyms, topic collocations, Academic Word List collocations, and word families, affixes, and more.

Write different types of texts in English, from resumes to e-mails to essays, with the Writing Tutor (Intermediate and Advanced levels only).

Included in each dictionary is a CD-ROM containing a separate Picture Dictionary and a Topic Dictionary, allowing students to search for words by content area or topic, and create their own topic dictionaries. The full A-Z dictionary is included with spoken headwords and a ‘record your own voice’ function for practicing pronunciation.