Best Language Apps to Use During COVID-19 Lockdown to Learn a New Language
With the lockdown now extended by another fortnight, it’s becoming difficult for children to while away time. There’s still a lot you can do to ensure your child gets the best education. Learning a new foreign language is one such important activity.
Learning a new language is worth the money and time. According to researchers children that languages other than their mother tongue are intelligent. Besides, it also helps in moving to another country for business or career with ease.
The good news is learning a new language doesn’t cost a fortune as you can learn them in the comfort of your home and don’t have to attend classes. Most of the apps mentioned may offer free or discounted language coaching.
Invest your child’s time in learning a new language and see his personal and professional life head north.
Rosetta Stone is a leading language learning app and also one of the most popular ones around. The app is now free for the next three months for all. Just download the app, register with your details, and bingo, your child is ready to learn a new foreign language. The app offers 24 foreign languages (only for Apple version) and you can choose to learn all or a few of your choice. They offer a 10-minute daily lesson and you can listen to it as much as you want.
Rosetta Stone is best for learning the language with native speaker proficiency. The app is available on both Apple and Android platforms.
Babbel offers courses in most European languages like French, German, Spanish, Dutch, and Turkish among others. All their language sessions last 10-15 minutes daily that can be repurposed multiple times daily. One good part about Babbel is you can learn a language based on personal interests. The app helps you move around any European city like a local.
The app is available for both Apple and Android platforms.
Duolingo has been in the market for pretty long and all their tutorials are based on flashcards, something like learning one word at a time. They offer a choice of 36 languages. Both the app and website are free but the paid version offers a lot of other features.
- Fluent Forever
Just like Babbel, Fluent Forever claims its tutorials are based on scientific approach and uses flashcards like Duolingo. All lessons on Fluent Forever follow four-step methods: 1. Pronunciation 2.Vocabulary 3. Grammar and 4. Practice with native speakers.
If you have business interests or want to study in the far-east or South-East Asia, then LingoDeer must be your go-to app. With the app, your child will become proficient in languages like Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean. The app also offers other languages that you might be interested in. It’s pretty cheap and costs you less than Rs. 100 per month.
They have an app for both Apple and Android versions.