Time is of the essence when it comes to learning brand new life skills, however, it shouldn’t be something that’s used as an excuse to not learn some new challenges that may not fit as seamlessly into your daily routines as you’d like.
As we are well into Summer, you may be looking to travel and explore other countries around the world on holiday, and that scenario may inspire you to want to learn a new language (or at least be able to get by with the basics so that you don’t completely embarrass yourself when ordering your food!). But, we know, maybe the idea of diving deep into a new language can sound time-consuming and require a lot of commitment. But, there are easier alternatives to just textbook solutions.
When was the last time that you picked up your phone? 9 times out of 10, you’re using it right now! When you’re restricted of time and you want to find the most fitting ways to learn/understand a new language, knowing where to start can be daunting. But, there are hundreds of language learning apps that you can download to help you succeed, right from the convenience of your mobile phone. Below are 5 different mobile apps that we recommend you download and try today to help get you prepared for your Summer holidays.
Featured as one of ‘Apple’s Editor’s Choice’ apps, iTranslate Converse allows you to: select your native language, choose the desired language that you want to translate, speak a sentence into your phone and by using your voice, the app can translate and read back to you what you’ve said in the language you’ve chosen. This is a quick and easy solution to understanding phrases or key sentences in another language. Our Junior Marketer – Tyrell – has created a video review of this app, check it out below!
Duolingo is a fun language-learning app that provides a series of personalised games (based on your language level experience), sequenced lessons and the app offers programmes for over 20 different languages.
By using unique spoken language technology, HelloTalk allows you to connect with real-life language speakers and experts within the app’s community. You can create conversations with other people looking to learn a new language, post status updates and request video/audio calls to help practice your chosen language.
Similar to Duolingo, Babbel is an extremely popular, easy to use language learning app. But, what makes this app different is that it’s subscription-based, and offers over 10 years worth of e-learning material for over 14 different languages.
If you’re into quizzes, Quizlet is the perfect app for you. Quizlet allows you to create customised quizzes, flashcards and mini-games to help support you with learning a new language in a fun and engaging way.
Step outside of your comfort zone this Summer and take on the challenge of learning a brand new language today! You will finally be able to enter into a brand new experience in the worlds of film, music, culture, books and people, whilst creating new memories along the way.