Best foreign language learning iPhone apps in 2021

Best Foreign Language Learning iPhone Apps

Whether you wish to be a multilingual or planning to visit a foreign country for business purpose, language learning apps for iOS could be enormously helpful for you. They offer tons of audio and video lessons so that you can learn all the aspects of a language anytime and anywhere. Moreover, these apps pay close attention to your practice and provide much-needed feedback. So, you know whether you are on the right or unable to perform as expected.

  1. Preply
  2. Duolingo
  3. Memrise
  4. Busuu
  5. Drops
  6. Babbel
  7. HelloTalk
  8. Innovative 101
  9. Mondly
  10. Mango Languages
  11. Tandem
  12. HiNative
  13. Lingo Vocabulary Trainer

1. Preply: Learn languages

Preply language learning iphone app screenshot

Nothing can match the experience of learning from a qualified teacher one-on-one. Luckily, Preply offers just that with a high number of language tutors available at some of the most affordable rates in the industry. 

It’s much cheaper than competing platforms like iTalki, which makes it super accessible to language learners. 

You can narrow down your search for a teacher by setting your budget and availability. Watch short video introductions and message tutors before committing to lessons with them. 

Then, you can book a trial lesson and see if you like the class before continuing. Preply offers great customer service, so you can rest assured in case of any issues. 

Moreover, this app is not only limited to languages but also offers a great place to study math, music, and a range of other subjects. It’s worth a try for every kind of remote learner on a budget. 

Price: Varies according to tutor and subject

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2. Duolingo

Duolingo iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Deservedly 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

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3. Memrise

Memrise iPhone and iPad Language Learning App Screenshot

“Memrise” is unique in its own aspect. This app has got highly interactive sessions which make learning languages not only pretty easy but also fun.

The app offers a helpful pronunciation guide to ensure you can speak as fluently as a native speaker. You have the option to record your speech and then check out how it stacks up against the locals.

What’s more, Memrise also lets you set daily goals depending on how many words you want to remember and pushes you to complete them.

Price: Free

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4. 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.

Price: Free

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5. Drops

Drops iPhone and iPad Language Learning App Screenshot

What comes in super handy especially when you want to master a language is the instant feedback and personal guidance. And with Drops, you get an assistant that not only helps you learn over 30 languages but also motivates you to give your best by offering the ideal tips to get rid of the hurdles.

This app provides a pretty easy teaching method. For instance, you can play with tons of regular words and find out the better ways to use them. Besides, character learning plays a vital role in assisting you to write correctly.

Thanks to the daily progress with a detailed report, Drops offers perfect insight into your performance.

Price: Free

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6. 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

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7. 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.

You can search for people who require a 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

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8. Innovative 101

Innovative 101 Learn Languages iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

What makes “Innovative 101” notable is the huge catalog of audio and video lessons. Depending on your goal, you can listen to or watch the clips prepared by experts to enhance your reading, writing, speaking and listening skill.

Besides, Innovative 101 has categorized lessons such as introduction, absolute beginner, beginner, intermediate and advanced. So, it becomes very easy for you to choose the course that can ideally fit your needs.

Even better, the app also offers an offline mode where you will be able to catch up with all of your downloaded lessons at your own pace.

Price: Free

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9. Mondly

Mondly Language Learning iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

“Mondly” is designed to be a smart tutor. The reason what I find this app highly effective is that it comes with an advanced speech recognition technology. So, it’s able to comfortably listen to your speech and provides more intuitive feedback that plays a decisive role in helping you speak fluently.

Mondly guides how to pronounce correctly by letting you listen to the conversations between native speakers. It offers core words and phrases which ensure you can communicate comfortably.

Moreover, the advanced statistics show you real progress and also points out the areas where you need to work harder.

Price: Free

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10. Mango Languages

Mango Foreign Language iPhone App Screenshot

“Mango Languages” can be enormously helpful 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 that 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 of them.

Price: Free

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11. 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 calls, text, etc.

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

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12. HiNative

HiNative Foreign Language iPhone App Screenshot

Unless you communicate with native speakers, you won’t have perfect idea about how to master a language. With HiNative, you get the option to join a huge global Q&A community of passionate language learners.

You can interact with other learners and share your thoughts. As there are multiple ways to ask questions, nothing will prevent you from expressing your thoughts.

Just in case you are heading to a new destination, you can ask for some handy tips about local customs and landmarks.

On top of all, HiNative has the support for over 110 languages so that your desire to be multilingual never has any limitation.

Price: Free

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13. 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 4000 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

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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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