Education may get expensive, but language learning is free! Yes, there are hundreds of crash courses out there to familiarize you with the new languages. Then, why not go for it when it is available free of cost?
If you are applying for immigration or a scholarship then you must prepare for it. We have listed the best language learning apps that are helpful in building your vocabulary, understanding of a new language, and practicing it perfectly.
However, to work on your spoken language, you might have to converse with a native speaker or attend a formal class (that is focused on the spoken aspect of a language).
Let’s dive into the list of top 5 language learning apps of 2019 that can enhance your learning in no time.
HelloTalk focuses on your spoken language and lets you connect with real speakers. It only asks for the target language you are interested in and finds suitable counterparts. You can make conversation, post statuses, and request for audio/video calls with the natives to practice your spoken skills.
For the introverts, HelloTalk may not act as an ideal option as there are no encouraging conversation prompts. In addition, it is highly dependent on the willingness of the learner. There is no structured syllabus, guideline, or environment provided by the app developers to help you learn a new language.
If you are one of those geeks who wish to learn even the deepest secret of grammar and vocabulary, 50 Languages is the one for you.
It provides you with the best resources for learning a new alphabet, new number, new word and more via audio files, offline quizzes and flashcards. The navigation can sometimes become a little tricky. For instance, if you are learning Spanish, finding the sound in Spanish of new vocabulary words may require a proper plan—which is not available. However, it offers best drill practices.
If you need a customized toolset for learning a new language, Quizlet is the top-ranking app. Quizlet lets you create a study set that includes a wide range of customized items such as quizzes, flashcards, and games. It provides wonderful support for learning a foreign language that is inclusive of computer-read audio files and special character. It is one perfect app for letting you pronounce the correct syllables and words.
Duolingo is an amazing app that offers you fun language-learning games and allows you to set goals. The lessons are well-sequenced. A complete program of learning a foreign language (about 20 different languages) is available.
The content is; however, crowd-sourced and the natives actively take part in correcting the mistakes and raise questions on the debatable material. This particular factor can prove to be a downside to the app. Yet, it is one of highest-ranked language learning apps.
Memrise includes sequential course content and other study aids for learning. The source of content is from the users as well as from the app developers. It offers courses in up to 14 languages, but you may find more languages via user-shared content. It is another top-rated app in the language learning community.
About the Author:
Lara Smith has worked for Wall Street English for 20 years. After studying at Stanford University and subsequently doing a CELTA course, she began her career in teaching. She is obsessed with languages and currently writes blogs at https://www.mimicmethod.com/.