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7 IPhone Apps to Help You Learn a Language ...

By Sophia

If you want to learn a new language, or simply brush up on some basics, why not try doing it via your iPhone? There are many language-based applications available. You can choose a specific language, or take your pick of a multitude of languages. Below are just a few apps to get you started.

Table of contents:

  1. 24/7 spanish tutor
  2. translate-y, the language translator
  3. lexicon
  4. translator with speech
  5. languages test
  6. translator (google translate)
  7. itranslate

1 24/7 Spanish Tutor

Price: Free at itunes.apple.com
This app is perfect for a novice. It will help teach you basic words and phrases to grasp an understanding of the Spanish language. It features quizzes, puzzles, and flash cards, making it quite an interactive learning experience. Consider taking this with you if you will be travelling to Spanish speaking countries. This app is also available for other languages.

2 Translate-y, the Language Translator

Price: $0.99 at itunes.apple.com
This pocket translator is great for the frequent traveller. It features 30 of the world’s most popular languages and offers offline access to 60 common phrases. Custom translations are provided in online mode. What I like most about this app is that all your translations are saved in your history, allowing for quick and easy access.

3 Lexicon

Price: $9.99 at itunes.apple.com
This app provides an interactive and fun approach to learning a new language. It offers flash-card style animations and multiple choice or short answer quizzes. Simply enter the words that you want to learn and start practicing. It supports 100 languages. You’ll be a language pro in no time at all.

4 Translator with Speech

Price: $0.99 at itunes.apple.com
This talking translator will help you translate text into any of 32 languages. What I like most about this app is that it can pronounce each translation for you. That way, you’ll be able to more accurately pronounce words and phrases. It can also store pre-programmed translations, so you can use this app without the internet.

5 Languages Test

Price: Free at itunes.apple.com
This app is designed by Language Studies International (LSI). With this app, you can test out your English, French, and German Skills. It also provides helpful information about LSI courses and worldwide language learning destinations. This app is a great language learning accompaniment.

6 Translator (Google Translate)

Price: $1.99 at itunes.apple.com
This is application is fairly basic, but would come in handy for someone wanting to make quick and easy translations. Simply type in the word or phrase and the app will translate it for you. However, more complicated phrases may result in less accurate translations. This would still be a handy app to have when travelling.

7 ITranslate

Price: Free at itunes.apple.com
This app is easy to use and allows you to create your own custom translation. It is powered by Bing and supports 33 languages. The capacity to create custom voice translations is the major drawcard of this application. It provides email translation as well as the capacity to save your past translation history.

Have you thought about learning a new language lately? Would you consider using an iPhone app?

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