Frederick: Learn to Read 4+

Read, Spell, Pronounce English

Drew Badger

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 64 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Our improved tutorial makes it easier than ever before to learn English!

Frederick lets speakers of ANY language learn to read, spell and pronounce English through play, all in English! No translating or memorizing!

Because traditional lessons can be boring, confusing and ineffective, many students struggle to become confident readers and speakers.

So, Frederick lets learners teach themselves to read and speak English in two simple steps:

First, you compare letter combinations to develop reading skills, pronunciation and listening. Even non-native English learners can understand with pictures instead of translations.

Then, fun games let you review what you learn in different ways. So you build confidence and fluency, automatically.

Frederick teaches PHONICS (the rules of pronunciation), and SIGHT WORDS (words that break pronunciation rules). All 44 sounds of English are covered across more than 2,000 words, from the alphabet to advanced words and full sentences.

There’s a “Word Bank” where you can see all of the words you’ve found. You can also unlock all levels and modes with “Teacher Mode." This enables learners to start at the right level for their ability.

Frederick works offline, and you can easily track progress with word counters and rewards!

The first 3 levels are free:

the alphabet (Aa, Ba, Cc…)
short vowels and consonants (at, in, up…)
three-letter words (cat, bug, pig…)
Pay the one-time upgrade fee to get instant access to levels 4-35. (Upgrade within the first 30 minutes of using Frederick and get 75% off)

consonant blends (CRab, STop, deSK…)
consonant digraphs (CHip, SHip, loCK…)
ng, nk (riNG, siNK, taNK…)
al, all, el, ell, il, ill, ul, ull, le (bALL, mILk, jungLE…)
magic/silent e (lakE, linE, modE…)
long A (rAIn, mAIl, pAY, EIGHt...)
long E (sEAl, mEAl, bE, fIEld, candY, kEY...)
long I (pIE, tIE, hIGH, wIld, kInd, flY...)
long O (bOAt, gOAt, lOW, gO, fOld, vOlt...)
long U (news, boot, clue, fruit...)
aPPle (eGG, PHone, QUit...)
dOg (cAUGHt, bOUGHt, frOg, wALk...)
brEAd (hEAd, rEAd, swEAt...)
cOIn (bOIl, cOIl, bOY, jOY...)
bOOk (cOOk, fOOt, pUll, pUsh...)
clOUd (OUt, cOUch, cOW, dOWn...)
cactUs (About, Alone, tokEn, pandA...)
sYrup (crYstal, phYsics, sYstem...)
City (Cell, Cobra, Gem, draGon...)
cAR (bAR, cARd, shARp, tARt...)
chAIr (hAIR, pAIR, cARE, shARE...)
EAR (gEAR, fEAR, lEER, pIER...)
bIRd (hER, pEARl, wORk, sURf...)
fORk (fOR, bOAR, dOOR, fOUR...)
sensitIVE (actIVE, elusIVE, negatIVE...)
sWAn (sWAt, WAtch, QUAlity, sQUAt...)
miX (fiX, EXam, EXcellent, EXpel...)
likED (votED, callED, lookED...)
canS (wishES, brickS, callS...)
vulTURE (culTURE, sURE, meaSURE...)
quesTION (convenTION, educaTION, equaTION...)
siGN (GNat, KNee, coMB, WRap...)
Frederick is perfect for:

Adult English language learners who want to understand the rules of spelling and pronunciation so they can quickly reduce their accent and understand natives more easily.

Beginning English learners who want to learn all in English so they become able to speak.

Teachers and parents (even those with NO EXPERIENCE teaching reading) who want a simple, natural and fun way to teach kids or adults to read, spell and pronounce English. There are no confusing instructions in Frederick. There’s also no “system” to learn, so even a two-year-old can improve with Frederick!

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Thanks so much for trying Frederick! We hope you like it. :)

Praise for Frederick:
“I really love the app because it can help the students to enjoy learning English, and I recommend it to my colleagues.”
— Masashi, Jr. High Vice Principal, Japan

What’s New

Version 1.9

Our improved tutorial makes it easier than ever before to learn English!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Christen525 ,

Great app for my dyslexic kiddo!

We saw a post about this app in a homeschool group on Facebook and decided to give it a try. While I was trying to figure out how to play, my 7 yr old ripped the phone from my hands and played it! She is dyslexic and struggles to sound out words, which leaves her frustrated and makes reading unenjoyable for all parties involved lol

One thing I really loved about this app was that instead of hearing one spoken word and choosing the matching word from three written words, you are prompted to play three spoken words and match one written word. My daughter enjoyed that aspect as well and seems to really enjoy the app! The app doesn’t really tell you what to do, but you figure it out pretty quick and that is also helpful as a skill when learning to read. The developer incorporated simple imagery that isn’t distracting but is easy to understand, and for dyslexics, visual cues are sooooo important.

So far, we were incredibly impressed with this app and really feel that it will be an invaluable tool for your toolbox if you are buying for an emerging reader or a kiddo with dyslexia! There are 35 levels and the words start with simple CVC words and move up through complex blends and word endings. I think it’s awesome and I can’t wait to continue using it with my 7 yr old!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much! We're all so glad to hear Frederick has helped your family. Please spread the word about the app! :)

S Samar ,

Great app to improve your pronunciation and to learn new vocabulary an easy way

This is the app I was searching for it.
It’s a great app I’ve ever used to learn English words. It’s interesting when you play. While using this app, I came to the realization that I was pronouncing words incorrectly all this time. It helped me with my pronunciation as well as with vocabulary.

Developer Response ,

Fantastic, Samar! If you know others who would enjoy Frederick, please share it with them. :)

Fernando Pinero ,

Amazing app, 100% recommended

My vocabulary and pronunciation have improved faster than I expected. I believe this works perfectly for anybody considering that it’s a very easy and fun way to improve them. Drew is a genius, thanks to him for creating this fantastic app.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much, Fernando! :)

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