Best iPhone Apps You Can Use To Learn A Foreign Language

Aspire to be multilingual? Dive right in to have a glance at the best foreign language learning apps for iPhone and iPad. And if you are able to find the one that meets your demand, do tell us about that in the comments!

Not all language apps are created equal. While there are some apps that will help you out when traveling to foreign countries, there are fewer iPhone foreign language learning apps that will actually help you learn a language perfectly.

If you want to master a foreign language and are looking for something really worthwhile to not just boost your confidence but also give you the real guide, run through this long list to handpick the most suitable language learning app for your iPhone or iPad. Let me join you for the run as well!

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Best Foreign Language Learning iPhone Apps

#1. HiNative

HiNative Foreign Language iPhone App Screenshot

If there is one phrase that summarizes entire HiNative, it is “Talk to the world.” This app supports more than 120 languages of the world, and therefore, almost world is at your fingertips.

It is a great place for language learners and those who want to travel to the nook and corner of the globe. You can learn from native speakers and even be able to ask questions related to language and their culture.

HiNative is also the very useful companion of globetrotters. Before setting out for a trip, get advice and suggestions from the local contacts. Moreover, you can also show pictures and ask questions related to photos.

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Price: Free

#2. Busuu

Busuu Foreign Language iPhone App Screenshot

Busuu is a free app available in several different languages that offers the unique feature of connecting learners with native speakers. After you’ve spent time learning through the 3,000 words and key phrases, you can interact with over 80 million users to practice what you’ve learned.

The app also uses audio/visual techniques to learn with photos and voice. If you’re looking to learn French, Russian, or even German, the Busuu apps are a must.

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Price: Free

#3. Tandem

Tandem Foreign Language iPhone App Screenshot

The best way to learn any new language is by making conversation. But who would you talk to if none of your family members or colleagues speaks the foreign language you are trying to learn in your home, college, office or society?

That’s where an app interesting app like Tandem can break the shackles. What makes this app so special is that it lets you communicate with the native speakers. You can communicate using audio message, video/audio calling, text, etc.

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The most popular languages it lets you speak, and practice is English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, etc. Moreover, Tandem language learning app covers more than 150 languages.

Price: Free

#4. HelloTalk

HelloTalk Foreign Language iPhone App Screenshot

If you have a penchant for learning any foreign language and wish to learn it easily, HelloTalk is worth a try. Just like Tandem, it connects you with native speakers of other languages such as English, French, German, Spanish, etc. Interact with people and exchange the language to learn.

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You can search for people whose require the match with yours and practice the language with him/her. With the option to communicate through text/audio/video available, you won’t have any problem with exchanging your thoughts.

Price: Free

#5. Accint

Accint Foreign Language iPhone App Screenshot

“Accint” is a very smart language learning app. It connects people to conversation in-person or FaceTime. Just scroll through the list to find native speakers. The app suggests 15 nearest natives speakers to your location.

The best thing about this app is that you can advertise your native speaking ability and earn money by teaching others. If you want to learn a new language and help others in perfecting the communication skill, you should use Accint.

Price: Free

#6. Lingo Vocabulary Trainer

Lingo Vocabulary Trainer iPhone App Screenshot

Lingo is pretty simple but highly effective in helping you to learn a new language. It includes more than 600 English lessons. With a number of different topics such as science, sports, business, food, beauty, etc. , it provides you with plenty of options to explore.

There are more than 4, 000 words and over 350 phrases to learn. With several tests, it improves your knowledge systematically. Moreover, you can also take part in the tournament and win certificates.

Price: Free

#7. Mango Languages

Mango Foreign Language iPhone App Screenshot

“Mango Languages” can be enormously helping in letting you master any foreign language. It provides you easy access to more than 60 foreign language courses. The app offers 17 English courses which are taught in the native language of the speakers.

Each lesson focuses on four significant conversational components such as vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture. Considering how vital these components are, the app gives you enough practice to get a good hold over them.

Price: Free

#8. Babbel

Babbel Foreign Language iPhone App Screenshot

Whether you want to learn Polish, Indonesian, Dutch, or another popular language, Babbel can be immensely helpful in letting you have a good command on it. You can choose the lessons you want to focus on and learn basic or advanced language skills to fit almost any conversation needs.

With superior speech recognition technology, the app ensures that you’re speaking the words correctly. All the lessons are short so that you can easily spare time for them. The smart review manager helps you keep an eye on your progress and also offers better insight.

Price: Free

#9. Brainscape

Brainscape Foreign Language iPhone App Screenshot

Brainscape focuses on teaching by using intervals of time and what you already know. You’ll be asked to rate your knowledge of material on a scale of 1-5, and the app will quiz you based on the material you need to focus on more.

Featuring flashcards for various subjects like MCAT foreign languages, Music Theory, SAT prep, AP Exams, Sports Trivia and more, it makes learning a pleasant experience.

Like personalization? You can also create smart flashcards and share them with your friends. Even better, the app lets you set goals and track your progress.

Price: Free

#10. Duolingo

Duolingo iPhone and iPad App ScreenshotDeservedly ranked as the number app in the education category, Duolingo is a must have for the folks who aspire to be multilingual. What makes this app apart are the thoughtfully crafted lessons.

The bite-sized lessons do not require much time. Therefore, even if you do not have much time for learning, you will be able to get along with them at your own pace.

You can practice the conversation with the smart boats. Besides, it also lets you monitor how well you are performing so that you stay on course.

Price: Free

That’s it, folks!

What’s your favorite?

Now that you have taken a peek at the top language learning apps for iOS let us know which one is timed for your needs. Besides, make sure to tell us about the ones you would like to see in the above roundup.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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