It does not matter whether you are planning a holiday, taking exams or simply want to learn something new, this is always a good time to learn a new language.

You can buy books, listen to CDs for hours or take an online course. But you can also use Apps conveniently from your mobile phone to improve your language skills.

Here are five of the most popular apps:


  1. Duolingo

Right on top of the list we have Duolingo – (maybe you already guessed it)! There is no list of the best Apps on which Duolingo is not mentioned. The App has become a prime example of mobile language learning. A large number of Duolingo courses are created by native speakers themselves which give communities and language enthusiasts the opportunity to get involved.


  1. Memrise

With Memrise you can improve your vocabulary skills. You’ll find standardized courses based on popular textbooks or vocabulary lists, as well as some less expected vocabulary collections. Memes and the gamification feature are the special features of Memrise. The app employs a learning method based on witty or bizarre associations with the words studied. The courses are often coupled with Memes that playfully remind you of the vocabulary.


  1. HelloTalk

HelloTalk is an App designed to ease speech and eliminate the potential stress of real-time conversations. Learners can find native speakers and talk to them in WhatsApp chat through voice and text messages. You can also highlight your most important conversations or messages so your favorite phrases don’t get lost. You can as well set up a language exchange to encourage dialogue.


  1. Busuu

With over 80 million users worldwide, the best part of Busuu is its interactivity. You can begin with a placement test to start at the right level. That’s great if you’re not a beginner but want to practice the language skills you’ve learned before. The App also offers offline access, grammar tips and official certificates via premium upgrade.


  1. Babbel

Babbel is divided into lessons, each lasting between 10 and 15 minutes. There are packages with lessons that cover different skills, including those for beginners and advanced learners. The great thing about Babbel is also that it focuses on conversation learning and explains the grammatical rules as you progress.