5 applications that will help you learn English (or any other language)

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Pau Monfort
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  learn a new language it is essential not to rely on binge eating or prolong learning over time, have fun, bet on linguistic immersion in other countries or opt for passive exposure to cultural products such as series, books, comics or songs in that language, whether Chinese, French, Arabic or English, among many others.

But even in the age of digital transformation, the democratization of the Internet has brought a wave of new learning tools, such as language exchange platforms, MOOCs or YouTube applications, blogs and channels. If you have decided to learn languages ​​from your mobile phone you can do this with any of the following online applications, the best time to learn a new language, to get better control or improve its use.

Applications that will help you learn languages


Duolingo is one of the most popular and extensive platforms to learn a new language online for free. Designed primarily for amateurs, Duolingo begins by teaching you the most basic words in the language of your choice. Once you are familiar with the words, you will continue with simple sentences and so on, learning the language naturally.

The material of this application available in the web, iOS, Android and Windows versions includes lessons with native speakers, distance learning and online tests. We especially recommend it to have fluency with the language.

Hello talk

Hello talk, available for both iOS and Android, is an online tool for learning languages ​​by talking to other users through text, recordings and voice messages, even scribbles! Among its advantages, has over 7 million users and is compatible with more than 150 languages. In addition, the latest generation VoIP technology allows optimal audio quality for talks.

Correction and translation, allows you to publish moments, public messages, ask questions or share news to which  all native speakers of the target language can access. Another possibility is to opt for group chats or individual chats.


Grouse is another language learning site with an interesting business model. Instead of using tests or videos to teach a new language, you learn through a personal instructor with a video call. 

The operation is simple: download the app, schedule a call for 30 or 60 minutes and receive a totally personalized consultation. You can not only learn languages, but also academic subjects. The free trial is for seven days.

Memrise: word games to help you learn

Memrise is a language learning site designed more to start with a language and to achieve a higher level of fluency. Like Duolingo, you learn a language with interactive material, through word games and other resources.

While the basic features are free to use, the Pro version has a monthly cost of $ 4.95, it offers you to access listening exercises, video modalities and learning analysis.

Babbel, personalized approach and originality

Babbel is committed to a personalized approach to teaching you new languages. Instead of starting with the same words as everyone else, you can choose a topic you want to know, such as animals, food, travel and lifestyle. You will learn the vocabulary and expand your knowledge of the language.

It is an application created and designed by linguistic experts with a simple and clear design as far as possible, to facilitate learning.

Further Reading:

  • Duolingo what it is and how it works
  • English learning apps, the best
  • How to change language on iPhone
  • How to change language Windows 10 - quick and easy
  • How to change the language in WordPress

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