My Favorite Apps for Learning Spanish

Learning a new language can be daunting to some people, but to me its an adventure. One day I plan on taking a trip to Spain, and use all the Spanish I have learned. I took 5 years of Spanish through out middle school and high school. By the time I was a Junior in high school our teacher was lecturing and giving us definitions in Spanish.

For 90 minutes every other day we were not allowed to speak English. I knew I was starting to get the hang of it when I was thinking of ways to chew out my mean Spanish teacher in Spanish. I guess she really was doing her job after all.

It has been a long time since I practiced, so I downloaded some apps to refresh my memory. It is great practice, and I am increasing my vocabulary a little bit at a time. These are my favorite apps for learning Spanish.

1. Rosetta Stone: If you have wondered if purchasing the real thing is worth the investment, then try the app. It is a great way to sample the software. The app is conversational based, and allows you to practice saying and pronouncing the words.

2.Duolingo: Practicing reading and writing Spanish is equally important as speaking. This app teaches you the correct way to form a sentence while enforcing vocabulary memorization.

3. Que Onda: Short lessons give you the opportunity to learn greetings, phrases, and vocabulary quickly. After you complete each lesson, you can test your knowledge by playing a game of hangman.

4. Spanish Dict: This is the best all around app. The dictionary option will translate from English to Spanish and vice versa. You can play games to increase your knowledge, and learn a new word every day with the daily word. This is one of my favorite apps and the one I go to if there is a word I am looking to translate.

My husband wants to learn French and has downloaded some apps to get him started. Talk about a linguistic household. Now I just need someone to practice with.




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  2. Hi Amanda!
    Which apps has your husband downloaded? I'm learning French too!!!

    1. Hi Meritxell,

      He hasn't downloaded anything. :-)