Best Language Apps for Students

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Now that schools and universities are back in session, its time to get out the notebooks and study apps once more. Finding the right apps for you can be a challenge, and finding free and accessible gadgets is even more difficult. So, here’s a comprised list of the best language apps for students!



Google Translate

This is one of the most accurate online translators to date. It facilitates nearly every language in the world and is the best option when on holidays or abroad. Google Translate allows you to translate inputted text, audio, and photographs. You can even download language packages and therefore translate offline. It’s great for language students or those who need a quick translation.


Duolingo

This is my number one go-to site and app when studying a new language. Duolingo was built with the belief that education should be free for everyone, and as a result, every single feature is accessible straight away. The app allows you to build up your language skills in easily learnable sections. Therefore, it’s great for anyone thinking about learning a new language and has a fun gamified interface to keep you entertained while studying.


Duolingo Tips and Notes

This is an additional Duolingo site, but no account is required. If you’d prefer not to go through each lesson on Duo but still access the tips and notes, then this is the site for you! It has the full list of notes for every language, as well as a practice section for Spanish learners. There’s also a words section that acts as a dictionary and grammar tool.



HiNative

This is the quickest way to ask and answer questions about different languages. You can ask how to pronounce sentences, define words, and clarify the differences between similar phrases or vocab. HiNative is great for every language student as natives can provide quick answers to your specific questions, instead of you having to search through entire textbooks.


Beelinguapp

This app provides basic stories in multiple languages. It acts as both a book and an audiobook and allows you to compare stories in different languages side by side. You can choose fairytales or news articles, repeat certain sentences, and learn how to pronounce individual words. Beelinguapp is a great app for those struggling to read in their target language, or likewise for those who just want the practice.


Babble

This is similar to Duolingo in that it offers language lessons both on the web and on your phone. The only downside is that a lot of the features are locked until you subscribe with a payment. Despite this, Babbel is one of the best options when learning how to speak a language and teaches you more contemporary topics than other sites and apps.



Quizlet

This is both an app and a website and the perfect alternative to paper flashcards. It’s a simple learning tool that makes studying easy. The app allows you to learn from other’s flashcards or make your own. Quizlet is great for learning new vocabulary and grammar rules as it transforms your flashcards into fun games and activities.


Coffee Break Languages

This is a mix between a podcast and language course and perfect to listen to during a fifteen-minute coffee break. Although there is a paid version that provides a lot more features, the free option is just as educating. There are currently seven options; English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish or Chinese. It provides lessons, vocab, grammar tips, and notes and is great for studying in your spare time.


Lexilogos

This is a dictionary of dictionaries. Lexilogos is a comprehensive set of resources for nearly every language in the world. As a result, it allows you to enter a word in any language and provides a list of sites that will translate it for you. It’s great for when you’re looking for a specific word or phrase and just can’t seem to find it anywhere else.


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