Great iPad apps for learning a language
Whether you’re hoping to brush up on your language skills ahead of a holiday or you’re hoping to become fluent in a new tongue, there are some great iPad apps available to help you along the way.
You can test your abilities, broaden your vocabulary and learn more about the country whose language you are learning with a few simple apps.
Making use of audio clips, videos, images and articles, the latest range of apps can improve your language skills in no time, so get searching for your perfect learning aid.
Fun ways to learn new words
Learning a new language can be tricky, but there are plenty of apps out there that can help you along your way. Get started with the fun Hello Hello World, which is not only a great teaching tool but also a welcoming global community. There are courses to follow from all around the world and some handy written and spoken exercises to help you improve your skills quickly.
You might also be interested in downloading Plango, a speciality language learning store that’s packed with content. You’ll find audio learning guides matched with text versions so that you can easily follow along. While the app itself is free, you do have to pay for the content but this also means you only need to purchase the lessons suitable for your own goals.
While you’re learning, you’re also likely to need some great translation tools to help you when you get stuck. Word Lens is a handy app that will instantly translate printed words that you point your phone or iPad’s camera at. This means you can instantly work out tricky words and it’s especially useful if you’re out and about. Google Translate is another brilliant addition to your iPad as it can quickly translate between 58 different languages and for some, you can simply speak the word into the iPad to find the translation. The Multi-Lang Dictionary is also very useful, as it takes information from many different sources to offer you accurate and multiple translations with voice via online and offline text-to-speech.
Excellent extras for language learners
There are some apps that aren’t directly designed to help you improve your language skills, but which can be invaluable for the keen learner nonetheless. For example, City Walks is a nifty app that allows you to take a virtual tour of some of the world’s biggest cities. By immersing yourself in cultural attractions and interesting sights, you’re sure to find it easier to pick up bits of the language and whet your appetite for discovering more.
When you’re learning a language, it’s always nice to also find out more about its parent country. For an up to date and fascinating look at the culture or the country whose language you are learning, be sure to download World Factbook and have all the information you could want at your fingertips. Start broadening your horizons and improving your spoken skills with a few of these fantastic apps.
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