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Favorite language learning apps?
« on: September 02, 2017, 11:13:59 pm »
(I didn't know where else to put this, I hope it's alright that it's in General Chatter ^^)

For those of you who are trying to learn a new language, or have already learned one, what are some of the language learning apps you recommend?


Personally, I love Tinycards. It's not strictly for learning languages, but I'm currently trying to learn Japanese, and I find this app super helpful for memorizing Hiragana.

Also, I've been using a little bit of Duolingo and Memrise, they're both pretty good. However, I haven't actually used either of them a lot yet, since I'm trying to learn all Hiragana [and probably Katakana] first before I begin learning any vocabulary, grammar, etc.
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Re: Favorite language learning apps?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 09:28:52 am »
Do PC/Macintosh applications count? And video-based language learning programmes?
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Re: Favorite language learning apps?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 09:31:25 am »
Do PC/Macintosh applications count? And video-based language learning programmes?
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Re: Favorite language learning apps?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 09:42:23 am »
Gaelic - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3joiGdB_VQ_5uTrBZ1w7WABfqUFAKw_T
German - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3936178A38BB5F87

It's a bad idea to invest time in these if you aren't going to finish them (and that's not a quick easy project), but they both teach you by dropping you in society. I've only seen a portion of both(more of the Gaelic one), but I do recommend them.
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Re: Favorite language learning apps?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 02:20:06 pm »
I really enjoy the games on GoVocab, I don't know how many languages are on it but I know there's Japanese, also if you want a desktop translator for Japanese, download Takoboto.

Also I suggest learning the hiragana as you learn some sentence structures, the repition really helps.
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Re: Favorite language learning apps?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 02:48:58 am »
I use Duolingo, but I really need to expand to some new ones  :fox-:P:
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Re: Favorite language learning apps?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2017, 03:15:27 am »
I love Duolingo as much as the next guy/gal/furry creature, but Anki and Quizlet have gotta be my favs. They are not structured around langauge learning, which is a downside for newbies, but for someone really trying to bulk up their language skills this adds a lot to what you can do (phrase practice vs. word of the day vs. vocab cramming, etc)!
They're both flashcard programs. Quizlet is flashier and has more of a following, but I prefer Anki's minimalist interface (and it doesn't have a paywall). They both use something called Spaced Repetition, which I'm pretty sure is a legit cognitive science thingy (it seems to work for me)! I know Quizlet helped me get a year ahead in Spanish, which is (in a circuitous way) the sole reason I'm doing Chinese now :3
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Re: Favorite language learning apps?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2017, 03:21:05 am »
Duolingo and Memrise gotta be my faves
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Re: Favorite language learning apps?
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2017, 11:19:57 am »
I've only really used Duolingo, which I was intoduced to in French class back in 5th or 6th grade.
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Re: Favorite language learning apps?
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2017, 12:51:34 pm »
SpanishDict is my favorite because it gives me more leniency with the sentences, where I can just look up words if I need to.
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