Good news for K12 language learners and teachers!
If you have not upgraded your iPad to IOS 6 yet, there is a good reason to do so. The following three dictionaries have been included with the operating system:
It’s applicable across apps. Highlight the word you want a definition for and a dialog box will pop up asking if you want to download the dictionary (it does not specify what language). Say yes, and the appropriate dictionary downloads.
After the download, highlight the word again and choose “Define” from the menu that pops up.
My only problem was that I selected several words (maybe 5 words) within different books in my iBook library before I received the dialog box asking if I wanted to download the dictionary. But now that it is downloaded, it seems to be working well.
You might also like to do a Search to see where else in the book you are reading the word or form of the word appears.
I’m very excited to have this new feature on my iPad and I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of use out of it. I hope you enjoy it too.