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Top 7 apps to learn new languages on iPhone and iPad

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Learning a different language other than your mother tongue is increasingly becoming more critical as interconnectivity is continuously advancing. The Internet has allowed people to connect across borders from the comfort of their own homes, but to efficiently make use of the global boom, it would be beneficial if you can learn new languages.

If you’re looking to expand your skillset and add more languages to the list you understand or can even speak and write, here are the seven best apps to learn a new language on your iPhone or iPad, available on the Apple App Store.


Developer: Duolingo Inc | Size: 137.8 MB  | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases

This is one of the most popular apps when it comes to learning a new language. The app gives you a fun and productive experience. You can learn more than 35 languages through the help of bite-sized lessons. You can practice speaking, reading, listening, as well as writing to build your vocabulary and grammar skills in a particular language. The app offers four different goals — casual, regular, serious, and insane.

Download the Duolingo app here

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Developer: Busuu Ltd | Size: 197 MB  | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases

You can sign in the app through various options like Facebook, Google, and much more. Busuu lets you master up to 12 languages. In the app, you can decide the language learning level, and depending on your daily progress the difficulty level increases. You can keep track of your performance in the app and also master your grammar with feedback from the native speakers.

Download the Busuu app here

Rosetta Stone

Developer: Rosetta Stone Ltd | Size: 354.1 MB  | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases

You can choose from 24 different languages offered by this app. You are allowed to download lessons offline. Master up your pronunciation with instant feedback. You can also customise the voice of the narrator in this app.

Download the Rosetta Stone app here

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Developer: Hellotalk Foreign Language Exchange Learning Talk Chat app | Size: 207.1 MB  | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases

You can practice your speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills in over 150 languages. Perfect your pronunciation with the help of the native speakers. AI grammar correction, text to voice, and many more things will help you improve your grammar skills.

Download the HelloTalk app here


Developer: Memrise | Size: 275.4 MB  | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases

You can learn a new language with the help of the locals. The app offers some games that give the users a fun experience and also allows you to track your performance. You get to choose from languages like Dutch, Swedish, Polish, Turkish, Danish, Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic, Norwegian, French, Japanese, German, Korean, Italian, Russian, or Spanish.

Download the Memrise app here

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Developer: Beelinguapp UG | Size: 94.8 MB  | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases

This app provides you with articles, short stories, or other writeups to learn a new language. Audiobooks are also a great way in which this app teaches you to learn a new language. After 30 minutes of learning, you are supposed to answer some questions. In the app, the first screen shows the language you are interested to learn, and on the second page, you get to see the English translation.

Download the Beelinguapp here


Developer: Planb Labs OU | Size: 138.7 MB  | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases

The app offers lessons in more than 20 languages. When choosing the language, there are three different levels — basic, intermediate, and advance. There is a professionally curated vocabulary with crystal clear audio that will help you learn quickly. Learn faster, better, and in a fun way through the help of this app.

Download the Drops app here

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Sara Maknojia

Pursuing Bachelor's in Accounts & Finance. To relieve stress I listen to music. Enjoying life to the fullest.

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