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Language Learning Apps

Language learning has never been more accessible with the advent of dedicate language learning software, sites, and services. From commercial suites such as the well known Rosetta Stone, to sites dedicated to language learning that exploded in popularity like Duolingo and Memrise, there are more options to ease your way into the world of learning a new language than ever before!

  1. Language learning app free to many library and university patrons.
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  2. I kinda like languages is website with free online introductory and basic language courses of different languages of the world. The courses are made by volunteers and the website is targeted for people who want to learn many languages.
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  3. WaniKani is a web application for learning Japanese kanji and vocabulary with the goal of teaching you around 1,700 kanji and 5,000 vocabulary words in about a one to two years. "What? That's impossible!" you scream.
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  4. Read any text, translate the words and phrases you don't know, and let Readlang create flashcards to help you learn.

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    The service is still available, but the author has abandoned its development.

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    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    "Learn Chinese - HelloChinese" is a fun, effective and engaging app for beginners to learn Chinese Mandarin. Using effective methodologies, HelloChinese helps beginners learn Chinese Mandarin quickly to a conversational level.
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  5. WordsKeeper is a simple web application for foreign language learners. It lets you build your own vocabulary, use definitions, examples, antonyms, synonyms and images. Keep everything in one place and group by category, create learning groups, share with other users.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • Windows Phone
    Japanese dictionary & Japanese language learning tool.
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  6. Study the Japanese characters with James Heisig's "Remembering the Kanji" method, and review with kanji flashcards. Kanji mnemonics
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  7. Progate is an online platform to learn programming. Learn HTML, CSS, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Javascript, Java, Swift, Git interactively on the browser.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    When learning a foreign language, TOFU Learn helps you memorize the vocabulary efficiently and effortlessly using advanced flashcards and the spaced repetition technique.
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  8. Netflix can be a great study resource for intermediate and advanced learners, but there are some difficulties (poor subs, no translations, dialogues go by too quickly etc.).
  9. Ulangi is a vocabulary management. You can add, archive, delete vocabulary. You can learn them with Spaced Repetition and do quiz. It also has built-in dictionary and translation.
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  10. zkanji is a free and open-source study tool and dictionary of the Japanese language. It has several useful features for beginners and advanced students alike.
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  11. Want to enjoy learning English? Welcome to the world of Alice, Joe and their friends. Passport is the fun, fast and effective way to improve your English. Solve simple puzzles and unlock new levels. Translate into your language with one touch.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    Lingualia is a new and revolutionary way to learn languages, it applies artificial intelligence to learn from you, your progress, your interests, your motivations or your available time. And with all this information it can adapt your learning to your unique needs.
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