Knowing languages is increasingly necessary for the global economy in which we move, especially considering how long it takes for some applications and systems to be available in Spanish. Of course, they also have a certain advantage when looking for a job or education.
Learning and mastering a language is a process that takes time, good material and a lot of practice. Luckily, on your mobile you have a great ally to accompany you in your learning, expand your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation or practice the grammar not only of English but of many other languages. These are the best applications for you to learn languages with Android. You can download this and another top 100 apps just free!
1. Google Translate
We started our list with an application that is not technically for learning languages but is undeniably an essential aid for any student: the Google translator. It has support for over a hundred languages, so it’s a real pocket dictionary.
The Google Translator has some interesting functions that are very useful for those who study a language, such as conversation mode, which automatically listens and translates between two languages, translation of texts in real time with the camera or handwriting.
Duolingo has earned a reputation as an application for learning and perfecting languages from the mobile, partly by making lessons simple, accessible and somewhat entertaining, with surveys and mini-games to keep you motivated.
With Duolingo you can learn French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish, Greek, Norwegian, Hebrew, Welsh, English, Swahili, Romanian and Japanese. The exercises combine vocabulary with grammar, reading and listening.
Also from Duolingo, don’t miss the new application TinyCards, based on cards (flashcards). This time the application is not limited to languages, but you can really learn – or memorize – anything from vocabulary to chemical elements or parts of the human eye.
With more than 200,000 cards in the system, the rare thing will be that you don’t find lessons in the language of your interest. Otherwise, the operation is like real cards: you can see both sides, and then you have to remember what you just learned.
Another old acquaintance of language learning with Android is Busuu. The language offer includes English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish and Arabic. As in Duolingo, you’ll find exercises in vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, and grammar.
It’s free to start studying but to make the most of it and unlock all the possibilities you have to pay a monthly fee of 9.99 euros to 2.71 euros if you prepay for a year. Highlights the community of users to practice with native speakers and the possibility of obtaining official certificates.
If you are more or less fluent in English but your pronunciation suffers, Elsa could be the coach you were waiting for. With a database of more than 2,000 words and expressions in English, you will be able to repeat them in your own voice without stopping until you pronounce them correctly.
Unlike other applications that only evaluate whether you have pronounced right or wrong, Elsa gives you hints and tips to improve your pronunciation by comparing the sound you should have said and the sound you have said. You can try Elsa for free for 7 days, then 4.29 euros per month which is reduced if you pre-pay a quarter or a year.
With Babbel, you can learn and perfect your level of Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish and Turkish. Similar to Busuu or Duolingo, the lessons last about 10-15 minutes so you can practice in any free time.
Babbel’s methodology places special emphasis on retaining what you’ve learned, and it’s no use learning a thousand new words if you forget the second. It has lessons for both beginners and advanced students and if you want to unlock all the content you need to pay a fee of about 9.95 euros per month.
Aren’t you too passionate about learning languages? What if we camouflage it as if it were a game? You’ll still need to memorise words and their meaning, but the high gamma component makes it a lot more bearable.
The languages available for learning and perfecting are French, Korean, Chinese, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Danish, Swedish, Polish, Norwegian, Turkish and Arabic. The adventures and mini-games are complemented by chatbots with which you can practice what you have learned. You can try it for free, although the full content is unlocked for 7.11 euros per month.