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Busuu operates a free online community that offers interactive language courses in Spanish, French, German, Italian, English and Brazilian Portuguese. Each course on Busuu is offered with 4 levels. Users can also look to other community members to help in learning a new language through web messaging and video chat. It is based in Madrid, Spain.

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Top 10 Best Language Learning Android Apps – 2022

May 10, 2022

But if you want to master a language not native to you, it will require immense dedication and practice. Thankfully, it has never been easier. We now have smartphone apps that allow you to learn new languages at your own pace and schedule. Whether you want to be just able to have basic conversations in a foreign language or develop a new skill set that may help you professionally, there are apps for all your needs. They teach you everything from vocabulary, grammar, and right pronunciation to usage of words, cultures, and much more. You just need to have that enthusiasm and patience. If you aren’t sure where to start, we have compiled a list of the top 10 best language learning apps for Android. Go through the article below for detailed information on each app, including a description, Google Play rating and size, cost of in-app purchases, and screenshots or promo videos, as well as a Google Play Store download link. Advertisement Top 10 Best Language Learning Android Apps 2022 Below is a quick overview of the top 10 best Android apps for learning a new language for 2022, including any download and in-app purchase costs. Download Cost Google Play rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars Duolingo offers game-like mini-lessons that make language learning a fun experience. The short lessons help you practice and improve your speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language over time. You will start with basic words, phrases, and sentences to improve your vocabulary and pronunciation with things getting more complex as you keep learning. Resources such as Stories and Events will also help you with grammar and conversational skills. To ensure that you don’t get bored, the app features an engaging and colorful interface too. You will unlock new achievements as you progress. You can learn more than 30 languages on this app. It lets you enroll in as many language courses as you like at once, though it may not be the best idea to simultaneously learn multiple foreign languages. Things could get mixed up and confusing. Language courses on Duolingo are suitable for both native English speakers and those whose native language isn’t English. Advertisement Google Play rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars With more than 60,000 lessons and over 10,000 hours of immersive language learning content crafted by over 150 dedicated professionals, Babbel is one of the biggest names in this space. The lessons are interactive and are broken into small 10-15 minutes segments tailored to real-life situations. Advertisement This app offers courses in 14 languages, which are customized according to the culture of each language. So, you will not be learning the same phrase or vocabulary in every language. Instead, Babbel focuses on developing your skills specific to the language you’re learning. Along with teaching you words, phrases, grammar, and sentence formation in a foreign language, this app also uses advanced speech recognition technology to help you correct your pronunciation. Google Play rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars Memrise also has a slightly different approach to learning foreign languages. It offers video lessons on real-world situations, which are supplied by its 60 million+ user community. This will help you learn the pronunciation, tone, and accent of the language as the locals speak it. The app boasts over 50,000 such audio and video clips. Advertisement Along with that, Memrise also offers tailored lessons in over 20 languages. You get a rich variety of practice sets, quizzes, and games that help you learn something new every day. The lessons are engaging and are curated to real-life situations too. This app is ideal for learning the basics of the local language when you’re visiting a foreign country. Google Play rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars Rosetta Stone has been serving as a language learning tool for decades, which is an indication of how effective it is. This app focuses on speaking abilities using its proprietary speech recognition technology. You have to repeat a said word and match spoken words and phrases with images on the screen. The lessons prepare you for real-life situations from the very beginning. You can set a goal regarding why you want to learn a language. You will then get curated lessons that gradually take you closer to your goal. All lessons are divided into 10-minute segments so they fit into any schedule. Rosetta Stone supports over 20 languages. Google Play rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars With over 120 million users globally, Busuu is quite popular among language learners. It offers courses in 13 languages. The courses are customized depending on your skill set, whether you’re a newbie or already boasting some basic knowledge. This allows for fast and effective learning. You can also set your study plan for a curated learning pace. Busuu claims that 22 hours of learning on its platform is equivalent to a college semester. Busuu lets you connect and interact with its user community for exercise correction and more. This enables you to learn a foreign language like the locals would speak it. You can have conversations with them and get feedback from native speakers. Google Play rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars Unlike most other language learning apps, Beelinguapp focuses on reading comprehension. You don’t get short texts or bite-size lessons here. Instead, this app leans into longer texts. You can read along and listen to long stories in your native language as well as a foreign language side by side. This will help you identify where and how the use of words, phrases, and grammar vary. Beelinguapp supports 14 languages. This unique approach to language learning has a downside though. It doesn’t explicitly teach you the correct pronunciation or offer easy word-to-word translation exercises. In other words, Beelinguapp is best suitable if you already know the basics of the foreign language you’re learning. It isn’t quite effective for beginners. So if you’re just getting started, it’s better you first learn the basics with some other app on this list and come back to Beelinguapp once you’re ready to move over to longer texts. Google Play rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars Drops uses visual illustrations to teach you essential words in over 40 languages. The minimalist illustrations and fast-paced micro-games help you develop vocabulary and conversational skills in a fun way. There’s little to no focus on grammar, as that makes lessons more intriguing and less fun. The grammatical part of the language will fill in automatically as you progress. The lessons on this app are all limited to five minutes in length. Drops wants to make language learning addictive with bite-size lessons that feel like new levels in a game. This app also has “alphabet” courses for beginners in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, and Russian languages. Google Play rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars Mango Languages is the app best suited for native English speakers looking to learn a foreign language. This app offers courses in over 70 languages for English speakers. These include regional variants of some languages such as Arabic (Egyptian, Iraqi, Levantine, and Modern Standard) and Spanish (Latin American and Castilian). That makes it one of the biggest language learning apps out there. You get to learn real-life conversation skills with native-speaker audio on this app. Other interactive lessons and activities help you develop vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar and also get cultural insight into foreign languages. The lessons are linguist-approved and downloadable for offline access. Mango Languages also offers English courses for 21 foreign languages. Google Play rating: out of 5 stars Mondly doesn’t begin its language courses with vocabulary development as many others do. It focuses on conversational learning with phrases from the get-go. This helps you acquire real-life conversation skills in a foreign language much faster which you can boost with vocabulary training later. This app also ensures that you learn the correct pronunciation of words and phrases with audio from native speakers. You can have conversations with Mondly’s AI chatbots to develop your pronunciation. It uses speech recognition technology to identify whether you are speaking correctly and provide you feedback. You can also connect to other users on this platform and compete to become the best learner. Mondly offers courses in 33 languages and supports learning between any two languages in its catalog. So if English is not your native language, it’s not a problem.

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  • When was Busuu founded?

    Busuu was founded in 2008.

  • Where is Busuu's headquarters?

    Busuu's headquarters is located at Calle Columela 2 1D, Madrid.

  • What is Busuu's latest funding round?

    Busuu's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Busuu raise?

    Busuu raised a total of $11.13M.

  • Who are the investors of Busuu?

    Investors of Busuu include Chegg, GP BullHound Sidecar, ELITE Group, McGraw-Hill Education, PROfounders Capital and 3 more.

  • Who are Busuu's competitors?

    Competitors of Busuu include Duolingo, Voxy, VIPKid, iTutorGroup, Open English and 7 more.

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