Greatest world language studying apps for teenagers and colleges Faculty

Today’s children grow up in a multicultural world society that is second to none. Learning to speak multiple languages ​​is a real benefit, and the younger you start, the better. These world language learning apps provide options for students from pre-K to high school (and beyond), in the classroom or at home. Whatever language you want to speak, there is an app for that! Also check out our best websites for teaching Spanish and French.

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Little pim

If you don’t want to waste time introducing your little one to multiple languages, Little Pim is the app for you! Children learn basic vocabulary through short videos without the need to read. Little Pim the panda will teach you 360 words and phrases in 12 languages ​​including Mandarin, Arabic and Spanish. Parents and teachers can download guides to get the most out of each language.

Details: 0-6 years. $ 9.99 per month or $ 69.99 per year. Available for iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV and Android TV.

Try it out: Little Pim

Peg and Pog

Peg and Pog (and their cute cat Cosmo) travel the world and discover languages ​​in the process. You’ll travel to different scenes and learn vocabulary as you explore, from your own bedroom to the grocery store to underwater and space adventures! Children interact with the scenes and characters by tapping sounds, words and animations. There are free printables like coloring pages and supporting exercises to accompany these language learning apps which is a cool perk.

Details: 3-5 years. The Peg and Porg app is $ 3.99 and includes French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin. Individual apps are available for each language for $ 2.99 each. Available for iOS, Android and Kindle.

Try it out: Peg and Pog

Gus on the go

Get to know Gus, a world-traveling owl with a love of languages! He is here to introduce a variety of languages ​​from around the world to early learners. Gus on the Go is a series of language learning apps sold separately, one for each of the 30 languages ​​(last count). Each contains 10 lessons of basic vocabulary and uses interactive games to help little ones learn. There is a wide choice of languages, from the usual Spanish and French to Hebrew, Armenian, Hindi and more.

Details: 3-7 years. Individual voice apps cost $ 3.99 each. Available for iOS, Android and Kindle.

Try it out: Gus on the Go

Drops and droplets

Drops (owned by teacher favorite Kahoot!) Is one of the most popular language learning apps for adults, and Droplets is their special offer for kids. Both apps focus on short (5 minutes or less) lessons or games so you can progress in just a few minutes a day. There is also a lot of emphasis on visual learning. 37+ languages ​​are included as separate courses in the same app.

Details: Droplets was developed for children aged 8 to 17 years and Drops is also suitable for these age groups. The free plans allow five minutes of game time every 10 hours. Premium pricing starts at just $ 5 per month (billed annually) and includes no ads, unlimited gaming, and additional features. There are discounts for school licenses. Available for iOS, Android and the web.

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Duolingo aims to be the leading free language learning app and it has certainly kept its promises. The free version has very few restrictions even though you will see advertisements. Duolingo keeps lessons short and effective, with dozens of languages ​​available and new ones on the way all the time. The app uses “streaks” to keep the motivational factor high, which is a nice touch. Duolingo for Schools is also free and allows teachers to track and review their students’ progress. Parents and teachers can set age restrictions to make the vocabulary age-appropriate.

Details: Account holders must be 13 years or older, but parents can set up accounts for children who do best if they have reading skills. Duolingo Plus removes ads and offers offline access for $ 12.99 per month. Available for iOS and Android.

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Rosetta Stone

RosettaStone has been around for a long time and now offers its courses as language learning apps. Their immersion method has been a popular choice since its inception, and the apps continue that success story. Parents and teachers can track and monitor student progress, and features are available both online and offline, including audio-only lessons.

Details: Ages 6 and up, with basic reading skills. Individual languages ​​are priced at $ 36 for three months or purchase an annual subscription that includes all languages ​​starting at $ 7.99 per month (billed annually). Available for iOS, Android and the web.

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Babbel’s focus is on conversational languages, and her app covers about a dozen of them, including Spanish, Danish, and Polish. Progressive lessons build skills as you advance and use an immersion style learning process. Speech recognition tools listen and correct pronunciation as needed. The new Babbel Live program enables you to take live language courses that are tailored to your needs, such as German travel or French to eat.

Details: From 12 years, Babbel Live courses from 16 years. Subscriptions start at $ 6.95 monthly billed annually and include all languages. Babbel Live courses start at $ 15 per course. Available for iOS, Android and the web.

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Pimsleur has the feel of a more traditional language course offered through an app. Custom languages ​​(50+) are available, including unique options like Ojibwe and Icelandic. The program uses the Pimsleur Method with a focus on memory, context and vocabulary. It is ideal for a home school or for students who want to learn a language that their school does not offer.

Details: From 13 years. Course prices vary, some are lesson-related and others as a monthly subscription. Available for iOS, Android and the web.

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As the name suggests, MemRise focuses on memorization to build vocabulary. This can be great for students who need additional practice, but they are unlikely to become fluent on their own. Some courses are user-created and may vary in quality. You can try each course for free, but you need a paid subscription (which includes all available languages) to get access to all activities and exercises.

Details: From 12 years. The premium version starts at $ 7.50 per month and is billed annually. Available for iOS, Android and the web.

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Liria is truly unique among language learning apps and is sure to be a hit with teenagers! It’s easy to remember lyrics, even in other languages, but do you know what they mean? Lirica is here to help! The app teaches Spanish and German (as well as English) hit after hit and expands the texts to help you learn grammar and vocabulary. Spanish teachers will love using this in their classes!

Details: From 12 years. Premium subscriptions are available for $ 7.99 per month or $ 24.99 per year. Available for iOS and Android.

Try it out: Lirica

Learning a language with Netflix is ​​actually a Chrome extension. When you add it to your browser and sign into Netflix, the extension recommends shows and movies that work well with the language learning features. You can then change the type of subtitles displayed, pause and click to view a dictionary entry or save a word. It’s an interesting and free option that’s worth trying out if you’re already a Netflix subscriber.

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