Top 5 Helpful Free Language Learning Apps For Beginners

Top 5 Helpful Free Language Learning Apps For Beginners

If you’re planning on learning an extra language or trying to brush up on your second language, there are plenty of apps you can use to aid in your journey.

In this post, we take a look at the top 5 free apps available for easily learning a new language.

1. Memrise


Memrise is a fun vocabulary building app and it comes filled with courses and an active community of users. You can easily find some courses based on textbooks and vocabulary lists.

The app uses memes and gamification to create funny associations with studied words. Courses are associated with memes designed to remember the vocabulary. Memes are created by community and anyone can add their own.

Your learning progress will depend on spaced repetition. Spaced repetition algorithm helps to calculate when and how should you review a word.

2. Lingualift


This is a Japanese and Russian language (paid) app created by experts at the University of Oxford. Lingualift is a perfect app for beginners and it consists of clear grammar explanations, kanji tools, vocabulary, cultural knowledge and professional tutors who support you every step along the way.

3. Duolingo


Duolingo is the most popular language learning app among mobile users. Many Duolingo courses are developed by native speakers. Also, Duolingo is not generally aimed at English native speakers. For every language, there are specific courses that aim at those with different native languages.

4. Hellotalk


Basically, this app aims to help you practice speaking skill of different languages and reduce the stress during real-time conversations. Users can find native speakers as they wish and can build up conversations just like WhatsApp.

Users can correct each other’s messages using tools. The integrated translation system helps to communicate something when you fail it. The text-to-voice option helps to pronounce the message you received.


Another useful app for learning a new language. It supports 10 different languages, including Russian and French. When you first launch the app, it will estimate your current vocabulary and the known range to provide a better learning experience and match courses best suited for improving your skills.

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