Learning a new language is something that takes time and effort, but now you can do it on the move.
This is a guide to the best android, iPhone and BlackBerry apps to help you learn a new language.
Available for iPhone, iStart Spanish is a complete beginner level course with native Spanish and Latin American tutors. To aide learning, the app includes an interactive quiz after each of the 50 lessons and when completed, you receive badges to boost confidence. As the app is designed for beginners, every stage is clearly explained and you will be speaking conversational Spanish in no time.
The LearnChinese app for BlackBerry allows your to schedule your own lessons at a time to suit you and is free to download. The app contains over 400 standalone audio lessons enabling you to choose lessons to suit you. Each lesson contains key words and useful dialogues, which can be accessed from your BlackBerry 24/7.
Ranging from beginner to advanced intermediate, the ‘buscuu’ app includes over 3000 English words and key phrases and covers 150 topics useful for day-to-day situations. The app is split into three sections, vocabulary, dialogues and interactive tests. Once the app is downloaded, it incurs no data charges and if you want to upgrade to the full version, this can be done through the app.
Learning a foreign language can be daunting but TumBOLO for android is breaking down those barriers. It provides a simple and relaxed way of leaning basic and everyday words and phrases with more languages being added regularly. This app takes the mystery and rigidity out of learning a new language allowing you to progress at your own pace.
FUN2Learn for android supports 17 languages and is suitable for all members of the family to learn a new language. The app includes 4 mini-games that challenge the player to learn not only the word, but also it’s meaning. Great for those who want to practise and those who want to learn from scratch. This app is also great for fun family competitions.
Byki German for iPhone, “will make your language leaning easy using its fun, addicting and lightening fast 3 step process”. It uses the visual aid of flashcards to help lock the language deep into your memory enabling easier recall. Using a personalised system, the app is available in over 40 languages and allows you to hear the language as spoken by native speakers.
Learn Spanish for BlackBerry has five different levels including Newbie and Advanced and includes 295 audio lessons, which can be taken at the users own convenience. The situational model method of leaning allows users to pick situations that they feel they will most likely be in and focus on them which helps the lessons be retained.
Children’s brains are more susceptible to learning a foreign language so start them early. My first French interactive book: Little Red Cap (literally Little Red Riding Hood) for iPhone is completely in French. There is audio to accompany the book and words can be pressed to learn how to read and speak them. This app will help children learn French while not even realising.
Source: Literacy News