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Best iPhone apps to learn foreign language

April 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments

In this tutorial we will be telling you some of the best iPhone apps to learn foreign language. Here’s the list of some:

iPhone is very widely used smart phone throughout the world and there are plenty of free and paid educational apps designed specifically for iPhone. If you are interested in learning a new language and looking for suitable iPhone application, then you can find some useful apps in this article.

 

MindSnacks

Mindsnacks is an excellent iPhone app for learning Spanish language. It helps you to improve your conversational skills and Spanish vocabulary through interesting lessons, games and quizzes.  Mindsnacks has built wonderful educational games for learners of different age groups. There are fifty levels of content with 6 mini-games. Also the application hosts a vocabulary of more than 1400 words and phrases. It also contains a customized learning algorithm which helps you to memorize and remember the language. This application can be downloaded for 4.99 USD and is available for different languages like Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and French etc.

Brainscape

Another interesting iPhone educational app which is based on adaptive flashcard repetitive algorithm is Brainscape. Instead of giving you just a bunch of lessons, this application emphasizes on improving your Grammar and vocabulary on any language using a technique called Confidence based repetition. Whenever you find a flashcard the CBR system in Brainscape will ask you to rate yourself on a scale of 1-5 on how confident you are about the answer. By using this rating, the system will repeat the poorly understood concepts (rate of 1) till the user is able to report higher confidence level (rate of 5). The system follows the traditional principle of practice makes perfect.

The application currently supports Chinese Vocabulary, French and Spanish vocabulary and verbs and also new deluxe Spanish package which includes a revolutionary methodology for learning called Intelligent Cumulative Exposure. They also provide an efficient Flashcard portal app which lets you to access Brainscape subjects including GK topics and test preparation. You can also create flash cards for yourself to remember important words. Brainscape is considered to be best iPhone app for learning foreign languages in an efficient manner.

Babbel

Another free iPhone app which is available in 7 languages (Swedish, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, French, German and English). These applications are focused to improve your vocabulary, to provide access to database of more than three thousand words which are used in sample sentences and a spoken in voice of a native speaker. There are web based courses offered by Babel and this app complements those courses if you have subscribed to them online.

iStart

Another cool App designed by Mirai Language system, iStart app is available in 4 languages namely Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and German. There is a free version available but you should bear with ads which popup every time when you access the app. The paid version costs 4.99 USD and is without any ads. You can access anywhere from 20-50 language lessons inside the app which explains grammar, vocabulary and also teaches you how to pronounce the words in foreign language. The app also has quizzes which helps to test your language skills and vocabulary learnt so far.

Voxy

Voxy is a paid iPhone app which helps you to learn a foreign language in a practical way similar to how you would use it in real world scenario. When you download and register with the application, you can access plenty of news stories in the language you want to learn which is provided by top publishers and customized based on reading level. The story comes along with background audio which helps you to understand the language better and tag vocabulary words which are new so that you can memorize them later. Voxy acts like a personal tutor for a language and makes the learning process very simple.

The app will identify your current location and provide specific phrases which are common in your locality. There are plenty of social features and fun games for improving your language skills. You can improve your grammar, vocabulary and conversational skills in your target language within short span of time using this powerful educational app.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jewish iphone apps // May 24, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Nice, need to learn the other language.. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the app very helpful.

  • 2 Mitsumi Yamada // Jun 22, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Another great app is Banana Cat – Learn A Language. It’s geared toward kids and has like 7 or 8 different languages in one app.

    My nephews got really excited when they could speak a few words in Italian and French before their trip to Europe ^_^