Ranking of websites and applications to learn languages

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Apprendre l arabe facilement
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Apprendre l arabe facilement
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Totally free0 €Adult, Kid
2
ILUSS Learning resources
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ILUSS Learning resources
N/A
Partially free36 €Adult
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FrenchPod10
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FrenchPod10
N/A
Totally free0 €Adult, Kid
4
BonjourdeFrance
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BonjourdeFrance
N/A
Totally free0 €Adult, Kid
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English For Schools
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English For Schools
N/A
Totally free0 €Adult
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Veinte Mundos
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Veinte Mundos
N/A
Totally free0 €Adult, Kid
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Lengalia
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Lengalia
N/A
Partially free0 €Adult, Kid
8
Lenguru
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Lenguru
N/A
Paying375 €Adult, Kid
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Mindsnacks
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Mindsnacks
N/A
Partially free0 €Adult, Kid
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Spanish Uncovered
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Spanish Uncovered
N/A
Paying297 €Adult, Kid


-you can learn Arabic through this website -completely free to join -you will get email notification every day -you can learn basic and advanced arabic
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0 €
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Adult, Kid
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logo ILUSS Learning resources
ILUSS Educational Resources is a site that offers a service to learn Italian. The techniques / information used by the sites are protected and are therefore not reusable without the permission of the owners of the site. You will find many articles allowing you to improve your Italian. ILUSS Learn...
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Partially free
Montlhy price
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36 €
Application available
(smartphone/tablet)
Target
Adult
3
logo FrenchPod10
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FrenchPod10
Frenchpod10 is a french learning website -available in desktop, android, and ios -you can learn french from different native speakers -you will get updates every week -Audio and video lessons included
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Totally free
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0 €
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Adult, Kid
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logo BonjourdeFrance
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BonjourdeFrance
Bonjour de France is a website learning the language of Molière. It is an educational site that has many free exercises. Some exercises are turned into games to give you even more desire to learn. You have the opportunity to work grammar, vocabulary .... The site regularly updates its exercises ...
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0 €
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Adult, Kid
5
logo English For Schools
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English For Schools
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0 €
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Adult
6
logo Veinte Mundos
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Veinte Mundos
Veinte Mundos is a website specialized in Spanish education. It allows you to learn Spanish through oral and written comprehension exercises. Many articles are available to learn Spanish as much as possible. Many texts and vocabulary lists will allow you to improve your level of Spanish grammar, ...
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Totally free
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0 €
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(smartphone/tablet)
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Adult, Kid
7
logo Lengalia
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Lengalia
Lengalia is by far one of the best sites specialized in learning Spanish. It offers learning for all levels of Spanish from A1 to C2. This site is very well done and very well organized, you will not waste time looking for the courses you want. The site offers you to learn specialized vocabulary ...
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0 €
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(smartphone/tablet)
Target
Adult, Kid
8
logo Lenguru
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Lenguru
Lenguru is a paid site offering Spanish lessons, this site offers individual lessons by webcam. Many Spanish speaking teachers are available. All courses offered are conducted by webcam, you can choose the teacher you want according to his skills. Just choose the formula that you think is best fo...
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Paying
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375 €
Application available
(smartphone/tablet)
Target
Adult, Kid
9
logo Mindsnacks
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Mindsnacks
MindSnack is an American application (available on Apple Store only), that helps you learning 7 languages (French, Spanish, Japenese, German etc). No matter how old you are: this app can be used by everybody! The exercises/games are very intuitive and funny. The app offers a total of 24 challe...
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0 €
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Adult, Kid
10
logo Spanish Uncovered
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Spanish Uncovered
Spanish Uncovered a website introducing you to a new method for learning Spanish. Of course the results will not appear without effort and without work. You will work your Spanish ear, your speech or your writing. The program is aimed at any type of learner profile. Even if you have always had tr...
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297 €
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Target
Adult, Kid
Know more about websites and applications to learn languages

According to a study carried out in 2017 by Eurostat (the Statistic Office of the European Union), the most spoken and the most studied language in the EU remains English.

How long does it take to learn a foreign language on the Internet?

It is hard to evaluate...Your age, your motivation, your current level and the one you want to reach, the e-learning methods should also be taken into account.

To give you ideas, here are some numbers from a study carried out by an American institut showing the average time of study (in a two-month period) needed for a beginner to cover the requirements for one college semester:

  • Duolingo : around 34h on average
  • Babbel : around 15h on average
  • Busuu : around 22h on average

 

The younger you are, the easier it will be!

Kids' brain is like a "sponge": they are much more receptive to new things, new sounds etc than adults. They can start learning from 3 years old, without any problem/difficulty.

Don't worry, all is not lost if you decide to start as adult. You will just need more patience and persistence, so your brain can refreshes and recovers its capacities.

 

Speed...Attendance...Effectiveness...

Most sites and apps have fully understood this: caught between work, family and others activities and daily obligations, you have just a short time to learn a new language. That's why most sites offer a 10 or 15 minutes-lesson a day. Their goal: that you are not discouraged and that you are consistent.

short lessons + attendance = effectiveness

 

Practice, practice, practice!!

- watch movies and series in subtitled original version, it will enable you to get used to new sounds and accents, while reading translation in case you can't understand some words.

- Talk to a maximum number of natives (on the Internet or close to where you live, as suggested by Hi Utandem application), thus you could use the vocabulary while drinking a glass of wine for example ;)

 

All means are good to refresh your memory and put into practice what you have learned.

- Relax ! You dare not talk because you are afraid to make mistake, to be misunderstood or because you are ashamed of your accent?

Most people would act like this...

Relax !! Reverse the situation: how would you react if a stranger come and talk to you in your language, making some mistakes and stamming? You would help him, correct? Would you think he's ridiculous? Of course not! So go ahead with no complexes! 

 

Is there a better learning method than an other?

Some sites, as Mosalingua for example, use SRS (Spaced Repetition System)

This method, developped by scientists, is efficient on long term memory.

Indeed, as our brain forgets new information very quickly, this method enables to refresh the memory very regularly and to review this information right before forgetting it.

The "in tandem" learning method is showing good results as well.

This method, as you can understand, is based on assistance and collaboration between 2 persons. Both are alternately in an "expert situation" while teaching his mother tongue, and in a "learning situation" while using the foreing language.

Most sites ans apps offer as well an e-learning thanks to games so it can be fun, attractive and motivating.

That said, it is still very hard to highlight a method rather than another one, as we are all different and as the goals to be reached are not the same for all of us.

However, some American research have shown that, the more difficult an exercice is (demanding a big effort to focus on), the more efficient the assimilation is (the information is better memorized).

So be careful of too easy exercices: you woudln't memorize and learn optimally.

Now it's up to you to find the best site or application thanks to our comparative, according to your level, your motivation and the time limit you have to achieve your goal!

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