Top 6 Free Apps to Learn Spanish for Beginners
-¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás?
-Muy bien, ¿y tú?
Is this as far as you’ve gotten in your Spanish studies, or pretty much all that you really remember from high school Spanish class? If you’re looking to gain proficiency or fluency, consider using free apps to learn Spanish. Why? Apps can be downloaded and used immediately, and you can use them whenever your schedule allows.
There are oodles of apps for iOS and Android devices that are designed to help you learn or brush up on your Spanish. In fact, there are so many that the options may feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created our second annual list of the 6 free apps to learn Spanish!
Of course, no matter how good the apps may be, they are most effective when used in combination with other methods, such as reading blog posts in Spanish on topics that interest you, listening to Spanish language podcasts, watching movies in Spanish with English subtitles, playing video games in Spanish, and taking group or individual classes.
The key to learning another language is to consistently practice your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Soon you’ll be ready to hit la calle and start chatting with the locals.
LingQ progressively guides users through language study in real-world, immersive contexts. It spurs you to learn new Spanish vocabulary in context. LingQ also offers thousands of hours of Spanish Audio Lessons with matching transcripts. This app lets you read and listen at your own pace and adjusts the difficulty to your ability level. In addition to their Spanish mini-stories narrated by native Spanish speakers, LingQ also lets you import your own content and convert it into interactive Spanish lessons.
Duolingo makes learning enjoyable and addictive with its gamified lessons. It enables you to score points when you get the right answers, race against the clock, and level up. Spanish is the most popular of the 26 languages available on this platform. With Duolingo, you’ll identify your personal learning goals and indicate the number of minutes per day you plan to dedicate to your Spanish lessons. The interactive exercises provide immediate feedback to help you enhance your skills. It includes plenty of reading, writing, speaking, listening and conversation practice. There is a free version of the app, or you can pay $9.99 a month for Duolingo Plus to get rid of ads and access some extra features.
Do you learn well with flashcards? The MosaLingua app empowers users to learn vocabulary and phrases in digital flashcard form. As you progress, it will remind you of what you have learned and prompt you to review the flashcards again in a format that tests your knowledge.
MosaLingua is a great way to quickly learn vocabulary and phrases in Spanish. Offering words from a wide variety of topics and situations, with consistent effort, this app will help you express yourself clearly.
Babbel focuses on helping you learn new words and improve your grammar skills and sentence structure. It offers a range of Spanish courses according to your level and interests. The curriculum features pre-recorded content based on developing conversational skills. Snappy 10-15 minute lessons are made to fit into your busy schedule. Babbel employs speech recognition technology to help with tricky Spanish pronunciation. The app claims you’ll be able to talk about basic, practical topics after the first month. (Of course, this will depend on the amount of time and effort you put into learning.) The first lesson is free and a subscription costs $12.95 per month, or slightly less if you subscribe for several months in advance.
In addition to having a super fun name to say, Conjugato enables learners to learn and interact with 1,000 of the most commonly used Spanish verbs. Since verb conjugation is a key aspect of learning Spanish, this app is quite helpful! Learn Spanish verbs and their many conjugations in past, present and future tenses with the drills and quizzes with Conjugato. The app provides a comprehensive, personalized Spanish verb chart that is a valuable asset for any Spanish language learner.
6. Rosetta Stone
A long-established language learning system, Rosetta Stone offers courses in 24 different languages, including español. It is now available as an app. ¡Por supuesto! Dive into an immersive method (meaning nothing is translated) based on real-world conversations. Use your instincts to learn new words and concepts through this learning method that uses phrases rather than single-word vocabulary drills. Rosetta Stone also uses speech recognition technology to help improve your pronunciation and provide instant feedback. The app features games and challenges to keep you actively learning. It’s free for a three-day trial, after which 3 month and 1 year subscriptions are available for $11.99 per month and $6.99 per month, respectively.
Start with Free Apps to Learn Spanish!
Now that you have all the information, you should try out some of the best free apps to learn Spanish. Leave a comment below to share which is your favorite and why!
Naturally, the best way to use these Spanish apps would be as a supplemental tool to personalized Spanish classes. Set up a Free Class with Homeschool Spanish Academy today and see how you can learn Spanish with a live instructor from the comfort of your own home.
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