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Tired of Duolingo? Here are 5 more apps to help you learn a new language

Posted at 12:41 PM, Mar 05, 2020

Do you want to learn a second language? It sounds intimidating, but it doesn't have to be.

The most popular language-learning app to download is Duolingo, but it isn't for everybody. There are plenty of language-learning apps out there to fit your learning style:


Want to learn French, Spanish, or Italian like a local? Babble is here to help!

Babbel builds every course tailored to your native language. So no matter what language you want to learn, you'll learn it quickly and effectively.

Each lesson is 10 to 15 minutes long, teaching language for any situation: travel, work, every day life, and more. The app has great features to practice all the elements of language like listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

There's a review feature too, so you'll never forget what you've learned.


Do you already know some Spanish but are feeling a bit rusty? Mondly will refine your language skills to help you form sentences, learn phrases, and take part in conversations.

What sets Mondly apart from other apps? Mondly adapts to your learning style and will become your own guide and customized teacher.

Explor language exercises for reading, listening, writing, and speaking. There's even a full dictionary, verb conjugation, and state-of-the-art speech recognition for 33 different languages.


Would you prefer to learn a new language through the locals? Let real native speakers teach you their language with Memrise.

You'll learn more than just vocab and grammar with Memrise, you'll also be learning fun, conversational phrases, and some slang too in the form of games and video conversations.

Plus you can download courses when you're offline and on the go, so there's no excuse to not practice your skills.


Do you know the basic lino, but your oral language skills could use some work? Busuu is the best app for you.

Busuu has 12 different languages on file, with specialized courses to fit your needs. You can practice speaking with real-life native speakers with live conversations via video chat.

There's also a vocabulary trainer, a grammar review feature, and more.

The app also will give you an official certification with McGraw Hill Language Certificates if you meet all the class requirements.


Are you addicted to fast-paced mobile games? Drops takes the boring out of language learning and makes it fun!

Drops has more than 37 languages for you to choose from and is 100 percent visual.

Drops treats learning a language like a game, with quick taps and swipes for faster-paced learning. You'll learn useful vocabulary that you'd use in everyday life.

There's no grammar or sentence structure, just words.

Drops also teaches alphabet courses for beginners.