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Apps to improve Spanish

Learning Spanish doesn’t stop at The Spanish Academy, and consistent practice is just as important to help improve your Spanish skills. And the best resources to practice are already at your fingertips — your mobile phone (or tablet) nonetheless!

Millions of apps are available for FREE download and amongst these apps are language learning apps that can definitely assist you.

In this article we’ve rounded up the 5 best apps that you can use to practice your Spanish skills:

1) Duolingo

Learn a language for free. Forever.

Everyone knows Duolingo.

It’s a platform that includes a language-learning website and app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam. As of August 2019, the language-learning website and app offer 90 different language courses in 22 languages. The app has over 300 million registered users across the world.

It’s a platform that includes a language-learning website and app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam. As of August 2019, the language-learning website and app offer 90 different language courses in 22 languages. The app has over 300 million registered users across the world.

Duolingo’s mission can be summarized in these 3: personalized education, making learning fun, and universally accessible.

More importantly, Duolingo was created so that everyone could have a chance. Free language education – no hidden fees, no premium content, just free.

Once you’ve started using this app, it can be very addicting! Hours could pass by easily without you noticing because Duolingo has made learning a language fun and easy! Also, Duolingo sends email notifications to remind you about the lessons that you’ve been missing, so it wouldn’t be hard to stay on track.

Whenever you’re ready, Duolingo is available on both iOS and Android for FREE.

2) Rosetta Stone

How Language is Learned.

Rosetta Stone is the oldest, making it the most famous, language learning app. It has been around for more than 2 decades and its main goal is to help you speak confidently through a Dynamic Immersion method. A method which focuses on teaching the foundational concepts of a language in a specific order that builds success. 

Rosetta Stone relies heavily on the premise surrounding yourself with native speakers can really help improve your Spanish skills, not to mention, practice makes perfect. With Rosetta Stone, it’s like going to a Spanish-speaking country for the first time and interacting with the locals. It’s practically designed for you to learn Spanish, not through English, but through Spanish. Within the platform, you’ll see all words, phrases, and audios in Spanish with zero translations to English. A totally intensive (and immersive) language learning experience!

Rosetta Stone also comes with enhanced speech recognition and a program-tracking that allows you to pick up where you left off for a more personalized approach.

Unfortunately, Rosetta Stone is not free but you can start with a 3-day FREE trial and move on to a paid plan if you feel that you can commit to the program.

The paid plan starts with a 3-month subscription plan at $11.99/month and can go down up to $6.99/month for a 24-month subscription.

3) Memrise

Learn a Language. Meet the World.

Furthermore, Memrise prides itself with real-life language from its team of linguists who share their passion for their own local language through teaching. But there’s more with Memrise! Whilst learning the language, you also get a sense of the culture and learn to understand authentic voices and accents through video clips of native speakers speaking in their native language, in their hometown. It’s like taking a virtual trip to Spain or to a Spanish-speaking country! Now ain’t that exciting and fun?!

Make it fun or go home is what we like best about Memrise! And its sole purpose, obviously, is to help you memorize Spanish words.

And because for Memrise, it’s a MUST that learning should be fun, all content are presented in a creative way combined with humor to make the learning experience more engaging and effective.

You can download the app for FREE on iOS and Android.

4) Spotify

Music for Everyone.

You must wonder how Spotify made this list? It’s simple. Spotify consists of not just songs but also podcasts and audiobooks that you can listen to for FREE. 

The Spanish Lessons by Henry N. Raymond are available in Spotify, which you can always listen to in your car on the way to work or on your mobile phone.  This playlist also has over 100 Spanish lessons from basic words and phrases to verb tenses, Spanish tales, and stories.

Just listen to one or two lessons each day and guaranteed, your Spanish skills would have improved immensely in no time!

You can download the app for FREE on iOS and Android. You can also get the Premium version to be able to listen offline and enjoy unlimited skips and no ad interruptions. 

5) SpanishDict

The Most Accurate Spanish Translator.

SpanishDict is the world’s most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website. It’s one of the best resources for looking up words and grammatical information.

It’s similar to Google Translate but it focuses solely on Spanish. And it’s more than just a translator because it also touches on Spanish conjugation, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. 

On the website, you can familiarize yourself with the ready-made lists of Spanish words and phrases such as popular grammar lists and vocabulary lists. It also features a word of the day. And did we mention it’s FREE?

You can download the app for FREE on iOS and Android.

In learning a new skill, any skill for that matter, discipline and willingness to learn are required to be able to get the desired results. Practice makes perfect, so if you really want to up your Spanish skill level, learn to commit and follow through. And if you want a more personal interaction and learning experience with a native Spanish speaker, enroll now at The Spanish Academy!

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