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Apps to Learn a Language

by Jack Guy

Jun 10, 2019

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One of the easiest ways to learn a language is to take advantage of technology and use an app on your smartphone or tablet. Here are some of the best options.

Memrise is the best app out there for working on your vocabulary, and there are courses for hundreds of different languages. There are specialized courses in every language, so you can search by the specific area of vocab you want to learn.

LinguaLift goes beyond the standard app functionality and offers professional tutors available to answer any questions you might have. You’ll have to pay, but this is a great package for those serious about picking up new skills.

Duolingo has become the standard by which other language-learning apps are judged, and it’s still one of the best out there. Gamification makes the app addictive, so you’ll want to keep coming back to learn more.

HelloTalk matches language learners with native speakers and facilitates conversation between them. You can converse using voice notes and text messages, and correct messages using an in-app tool.

Mindsnacks is similar to the gamified model of Duolingo, with tasks focused on vocabulary, grammar and listening, and monitors your progress by assigning scores.


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