Some dictionaries are bigger than others
Now established as the world's most popular online dictionaries for learners of English, we look back at the successes of Cambridge Dictionaries Online and outline our ambitions for the future.
Making dictionaries social
Cambridge Dictionaries Online is a localised and mobile-friendly website with lots of free resources for anyone interested in the English language. Whilst English learner dictionaries are the core offering of Cambridge Dictionaries Online, this is not where the content ends. An excellent thesaurus, grammar reference materials and popular blog contribute to making the site successful and we have also invested time into carefully integrating social media. Earlier this year, the Cambridge Dictionaries Online Facebook page reached two million 'Likes'. What began as a simple 'Word of the Day' idea has grown into a huge online community that goes beyond just Facebook and now includes Twitter, YouTube and Wordpress.
We are now working on making Cambridge Dictionaries Online even more useful for the millions who use it around the world. A recent survey gave us valuable information about who's visiting the website and what features they would like to see added. Dictionaries will always be at the centre of what the site offers, but there is potential for other kinds of language learning products, and in particular the survey revealed growing demand for mobile-friendly content that helps with English language learning in areas such as vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.
There are some big challenges ahead, but we are determined to build relationships with the learners and teachers who value Cambridge dictionaries, providing them with useful support that's just as accessible on a mobile phone as on a laptop computer, and provides a personalised experience suiting individual learning preferences.
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