Learning a language is a complex, time-intensive task that requires dedication, tenacity, and hard work. There are several strategies that can help you learn a new language more effectively. These three elements are the building blocks of language practice: The more you listen and read (input), the more you speak and write (output), the more you go back over what you’ve done and learn from your errors (review & feedback), the more your language skills will flourish. These apps provide active language learning and can help you put these principles into practice. Try these tools to assist in conquering a new language:
Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free – There are plenty of fantastic, free apps in the iTunes Store and Duolingo is not only one of them but a definitely a standout! This simply amazing app will change the way your students learn a new language. Similar to Rosetta Stone, Duolingo helps students increase their vocabulary and grammar through pictures and audio support. READ FULL REVIEW
Rosetta Stone® Kids Lingo Letter Sounds - Practice early reading skills and speak Spanish to control the action! Tons of toys are trapped in bubbles! Can you rescue them before they float away? Match the correct starting letter sound to release each toy and collect it. Speak Spanish words and phrases aloud to really get the party started! Free
Mindsnacks has seven Free educational games to learn various languages. As students explore and practice the nine exciting games, they devour Spanish words and phrases that are clearly and distinctively enunciated with audio clips from native speakers! I found myself repeating the words out loud to see if I could perfect my own pronunciations! Parents love to hear their child verbalizing their second language skills.
Babbel is a FAB Free language app that has a firm focus on vocabulary building. Babbel reinforces learning a language by completing and repeating phrases. The app has four different approaches - Sound Recognition, Picture Recognition, Spelling and Fill in the blanks. Babbel focuses on the quality of your learning rather than the quantity. Babbel also uses a system that enables users to set benchmarks as they learn and to monitor their progress as well. If you want to learn a new language, then Babbel is the app for you!