Is learning a new language something you have always hoped to achieve? Are you planning an overseas trip and needing to learn the local language? Do you liaise with foreign-speaking clients? Whatever your reason for wanting to learn a new language, these online apps now make it far more accessible than trying to find the time to attend night classes. You can now relax in the comfort of your own home, according to your own preferred schedule and learn whichever foreign language you want to.
Here is our selection of the most popular language apps available.
Duolingo is game-like in design, whereby you earn skill points as you complete lessons. Duolingo allows you to learn a new language while translating websites, so it helps you to utilise your skills in everyday learning. The program is by far one of the most popular apps available. It is user friendly and has various exercises that encompass not only translating, but hearing, speaking and writing as well. Duolingo currently only has a few language selections available, but the courses in those languages are very comprehensive.
Memrise is a language learning program that extends beyond vocabulary and language to things like history and science, but at its core it’s a flashcard-style program that’s augmented with memory tricks, images, and other useful tools to make learning a new language easier. Its focus is largely on memorization, but it’s also designed to help you have fun learning the language you’re trying to pick up.
The Livemocha community is made up of language enthusiasts: teachers, language experts, other language learners, and native speakers proud of their language and heritage. Community members help each other learn in a myriad of ways: they leave comments in response to practice exercises, build mini-lessons within exercise feedback, have practice conversations via text, video or audio chat, provide language practice and culture tips, and give much-needed encouragement.
Byki language-learning software is a powerful and personalized language-learning system, designed to advance your new language proficiency by expanding your vocabulary reservoir. In addition to being presented in an engaging flash card interface, the system also tracks everything you learn, automatically presenting the appropriate material at just the right intervals – ensuring that the material you’ve covered is successfully locked into your memory. It has over 40 languages available.
This app allows you to learn languages with interactive language courses and lessons. Practise your skills with their international community of over 40 million native speakers. The course includes vocabulary, 150 different day-to-day topics, and audio-visual learning. They have a wide range of languages available, and the online community helps you to familiarise yourself with different dialects.
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Learning a new language has never been this easy! So snuggle up on your favourite arm chair and download the apps today. And until next time… Goodbye… Tot ziens… Au revoir… Valete… Farvel… Adiós!