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Top 5 Language Learning Apps in 2022

Let’s talk about what’s included in the article. What easier way out there when coming to language learning than in the palm of your hands. Technology has made it easy for anyone with a mobile device to start learning. From iOS to Android, there is a wide variety to choose from. This article is here to assist you in making the right decision on the apps that work for you and how you personally will benefit from them at any language level.

Speaking two languages, and switching between them, makes you better at multitasking in other tasks, too. Given some of the benefits outlined in this article, it’s hardly surprising that learning a foreign language keeps your brain healthy for longer. Scientists, in the largest study yet to study the effects of bilingualism and dementia, have found that people who can speak more than one language tend to develop dementia up to five years later than monolingual people. In today’s modern age, online tutors, such as English Tutors or French Tutors, are great resources to enhance your bilingual skills.

Introductions aside, let’s take a sneak peek at some of the apps we recommend when learning a new language. 

 

The Ultimate Guide: 5 Best Language Learning Apps

 

FluentU

Best for Learning from Videos and Sounds

Tired of boring textbooks? FluentU brings language learning to life with real-world videos! Learn Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Japanese, English, Italian, Russian, and Korean with FluentU. Learn a language with music videos, movie trailers, news, and inspiring talks.

No matter what your skill level or interest.

FluentU turns fun videos into amazing language learning experiences.

Review:

I found FluentU to be very educational in a fun way. Taking videos and being able to learn from them is a great starting point for beginners. The languages offered are a great range on some more popular languages spoken today.

The videos have subtitles that you can tap on, this allowed me to hear the pronunciation of the word. Each video offers a short quiz at the end. Really great app in my personal opinion on starting off.

Payment Plans:

FluentU has 2 options which you may choose from. Annual billing and monthly billing, Annual working out to £15.00 a month whereas monthly is billed at £25.00. Note there is a 14-day free trial.

Included in paid version:

  1. Website, iPhone app, iPad app, Android app
  2. Video Dictionary
  3. Word Lookup on every word
  4. Course, Videos, Audios, flashcard sets
  5. Access all languages in one account
  6. Personalized Quiz
  7. Spaced Repetition
  8. Create Your Own Flashcards

 

Duolingo

Best for Learning by Images, Sounds and Exercises

Duolingo is the fun, free app for learning 35+ languages through quick, bite-sized lessons. Practice speaking, reading, listening, and writing to build your vocabulary and grammar skills.

Designed by language experts and loved by hundreds of millions of learners worldwide, Duolingo helps you prepare for real conversations in Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, English, and more.

Whether you’re learning a language for travel, school, career, family and friends, or your brain health, you’ll love learning with Duolingo.

Review:

The offering that Duolingo provides at the cost of £0 is unbelievable. I found this app is a great way to start learning, meaning from scratch. The progression system is exciting and offers you the pace that you grow at. The community around Duolingo is absolutely amazing.

The only downside that I found is that the application uses a translation system, meaning the answers I had given in some of the questions needed to be 100% correct. That said, I think Duolingo is a must-have but I would recommend using other Language Learning apps with Duolingo.

Payment Plans:

£5/month for Duolingo Plus

Included in the paid version:

  1. Learning content
  2. Unlimited Hearts
  3. Practice Mistakes
  4. No ads
  5. Mastery Quiz
  6. Unlimited Test Outs

 

Rosetta Stone

Best for Learning by Images, Sounds and Exercises

Practice and learn to speak Spanish, French, German, Italian, English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Filipino, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Persian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese, and more!

Because the best way to learn a new language is to surround yourself with it, and our language learning app does just that. Rosetta Stone’s Dynamic Immersion® method uses interactive and contextual language lessons blended with Extended Learning features. Everything you need is literally at your fingertips–any time, anywhere, any device; online or off and completely ad-free.

With a variety of speaking-focused lessons and features, instantaneous pronunciation feedback with TruAccent, a track record of getting people speaking any language confidently and a near-five star rating in the app store.

Review:

Rosetta Stone was one of those apps that have a steep learning curve, attempting to complete it for me was rather a milestone. The level structure is well thought of with verbal and writing exercises. I enjoyed the simplicity of the app and easy navigation. One of the differences I noticed was that each language is charged, you basically pay per language. Rosetta Stone will most definitely offer you an intermediate education in any selected language they offer. The last topic that I found was that the app offers more of a recognizing approach rather than generating languages.

Payment Plans:

£9.00 per language selected.

 

Mosalingua

Best for Learning by Images, Sounds and Exercises

MosaLingua is a comprehensive language program available in both web and app. The teachings and course structures are based on the MosaLearning® method which is scientifically proven to help with language learning.

While it may not have the look of other popular apps, their extensive content of flashcards, dialogues, audiobooks, videos, and levels, makes MosaLingua worth the investment for me.

Review:

Courses are self-paced, so you can complete them in your own time. You can view them on the go, on your computer, mobile, or tablet. Plus, you can track your progress, create your flashcards, and even chat with a tutor. I decided to try MosaLingua Premium as it’s the first option they provide on their website. It was made for all levels, and I chose to learn Spanish.

Each course is typically made by a set of flashcards where you practice using your auditory and visual memory while you record yourself repeating the word or phrase. There are no quizzes or exams.

I noticed a big improvement in my Spanish and was able to be part of an active community of learners which made this whole experience easy and fun.

Pricing:

MosaLingua Premium (free trial, then a yearly subscription for £45/year (which works out to £3/month)

Included in the paid version:

  1. No ads
  2. Full access
  3. No trial period
  4. Updates

Memrise

Best for Learning by Images, Sounds, Videos and Exercises


You can learn Spanish (European Spanish and Mexican Spanish), French, German, Italian, Japanese (Romaji and Kanji), Korean, Chinese, Portuguese (European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese), Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Turkish, Danish, Icelandic, Mongolian, Slovenian, Yoruba, and English (British English and American English).

A team of language specialists and native speakers working alongside expert engineers design and build your lessons to easily help you go from learning to speaking, fast. Feeling excited? Whatever your language learning motivation is, Memrise gets you language ready for the real world - no matter if you're a complete beginner or looking to refresh your language knowledge.

Review:

With so many apps out there that offer language learning, what made Memrize different for me. It was an interesting one for me, they offer Official courses and User-created courses. This made the content selection huge. The selection of grades for me was exciting, this meant I could choose the level I wanted to start at. The pronunciation feature is amazing and the ability to see a person’s mouth move is awesome. My opinion is that Memrize is a great app for all levels. Oh, did I mention it is free? The software is designed well and works.

Payment Plans:

Free

£6/month - Pro - Includes all courses, languages, and features.

 

Conclusion

The Language Learning apps above are a great start for anyone at any level. With a wide variety of personal choices and different ways of learning, these will come in handy and assist you every step of the way. With many personal preferences, I must say that all of them did a great job and cater for every individual.

 

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