Apps and Websites for Language Learning

Hello, ahn young, and welcome!

It’s difficult to know where to begin when there are so many languages to learn!

While no one knows the actual number of languages, there are thousands upon thousands (a portion of the Bible had been translated into 2,508 different languages).

Most languages, like our own ancestors, are divided into families. Most modern languages, including Spanish, English, and Russian, are descended from Indo-European. 

You’ve come to the perfect place if you’re looking to learn a new language this year. I’ll show you the 7 finest language learning applications and websites. 

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1. Duolingo

Key Highlights: Gamified language learning app

Duolingo has been at the forefront of the gamified language learning movement, even coming up with a novel way to monetize their software through translations.

While learning a language only through Duolingo is not recommended, it might be a useful method to get started learning basic words and phrases.

2. Busuu

Key Highlights: Visual app to learn basic phrases

Busuu is a mobile app that is similar to Duolingo in that it provides a gamified, visual way to learn the fundamentals of a language. While Duolingo is perhaps the most popular, Busuu is an alternative worth considering.

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3. Babbel

Key Highlights: Gamified language learning app

Babbel is a language learning app similar to Duolingo and Busuu, but with a wider range of languages. Busuu employs algorithms to teach you the essentials of a language in a pleasant way, rather than enabling real interaction with native speakers.

4. Memrise

Key Highlights: Simple way to memorize language vocabulary

Memrise is a fantastic tool for memorizing anything quickly, including linguistic vocabulary. They feature categories dedicated to popular languages such as Mandarin, French, Spanish, and Italian, allowing you to jump right in and begin memorizing words.

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5. Rosetta Stone

Key Highlights: Language learning program to help you learn the basics of a language

Another option that has been around for a long time is Rosetta Stone, which is an online programme that helps you improve your reading, writing, and listening skills.

Because you won’t be interacting with native speakers in real life, it’ll be more difficult to improve your speaking abilities, especially if you want to learn about a certain culture, such as Argentina, France, or Colombia.

6. BBC Languages

Key Highlights: Quality language tutorial videos

BBC Languages (from the BBC) offers a variety of courses, videos, and vital data on their website, including common languages such as French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

Exploring their “A Guide to…” section, which reveals fascinating statistics like “the number of speakers in X language” or “the beginnings of a language,” is one of my particular favourites.

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7. Rype

Key Highlights: 24/7 Unlimited Private Language Lessons For Busy People

You haven’t met Rype if you’ve ever told yourself that you’re “too busy” to learn a language. Rype provides limitless private language classes (currently in Spanish) with experienced native speaking tutors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can learn on your own time without breaking your hectic schedule because you may book sessions at any time of day, any day of the week.

Last but not least, because you’ll be talking live and one-on-one with native speakers, you’ll be able to enhance your speaking abilities far more quickly than with non-interactive techniques.

In fact, according to a research by the NTL Institute, humans can learn up to 18 times faster through instant real-life immersion than they do in a traditional lecture envirnment. 

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