Ranking of websites and applications to learn languages

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websites and applications to learn languagesOpinions Access/Use Montlhy price
(for a 6 month-subscription)
Application available
(smartphone/tablet)
Target Languages available
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Preply
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Preply
1
Paying0 €AdultFrench, English, Spanish, +12 others
2
Mosalingua
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Mosalingua
N/A
Paying4.99 $AdultFrench, English, Spanish, +4 others
3
Sight words mots anglais
3
Sight words mots anglais
N/A
Paying3.59 €KidEnglish
4
SpeakyPlanet
4
SpeakyPlanet
N/A
Paying5.95 €KidEnglish
5
Boite à Langues
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Boite à Langues
N/A
Paying0 €Adult, KidFrench, English, Spanish, +4 others
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Bilangue
6
Bilangue
N/A
Paying260 $Adult, KidFrench, English, Spanish, +2 others
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Lingoda
7
Lingoda
N/A
Paying79 €Adult, KidFrench, English, Spanish, +1 other
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Verbling
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Verbling
N/A
Paying250 €Adult, KidFrench, English, Spanish, +6 others
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RosettaStone
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RosettaStone
N/A
Paying219 €AdultFrench, English, Spanish, +10 others
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Fluentu
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Fluentu
N/A
Paying10 €Adult, KidFrench, English, Spanish, +6 others


Preply is an online learning platform that connects language tutors and students worldwide. Started in 2012, Preply now ahs the user base of more than 100,000 students with 25,000 active tutors in 50+ languages and subjects, from French and English, to Arabic, Chinese and Korean.
  • Online tutors
  • Prices start from $2
  • Native speakers
  • Online only
Access/Use
Paying
Montlhy price
(for a 6 month-subscription)
0 €
Application available
(smartphone/tablet)
Target
Adult
Languages available
French, English, Spanish, +12 others
2
logo Mosalingua
Not rated
2
Mosalingua
Mosalingua is an app created in 2010 by French people (in Lyon to be specific) to learn foreign languages on smartphone, tablet and computers. This app uses SRS : Spaced Repetition System.Mosalingua, in numbers: 2 million users over 100 categories that enable you to target your needs over 3000...
Access/Use
Paying
Montlhy price
(for a 6 month-subscription)
4.99 $
Application available
(smartphone/tablet)
Target
Adult
Languages available
French, English, Spanish, +4 others
3
logo Sight words mots anglais
Sight words is a learn English website -sight words are the most common words in English -you can learn English by playing games -recommended for kids -Available in android 4.1 and above version
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Paying
Montlhy price
(for a 6 month-subscription)
3.59 €
Application available
(smartphone/tablet)
Target
Kid
Languages available
English
4
logo SpeakyPlanet
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SpeakyPlanet
SpeakyPlanet is a website created in France, in 2011, and that enable kids to learn English in a funny and interactive way. English programs from 4 to 13 are available.SpeakyPlanet, in numbers: 174 games available 3 new games every month over 69 000 subscribers over 5 million visitors on that...
Access/Use
Paying
Montlhy price
(for a 6 month-subscription)
5.95 €
Application available
(smartphone/tablet)
Target
Kid
Languages available
English
5
logo Boite à Langues
Not rated
5
Boite à Langues
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Paying
Montlhy price
(for a 6 month-subscription)
0 €
Application available
(smartphone/tablet)
Target
Adult, Kid
Languages available
French, English, Spanish, +4 others
6
logo Bilangue
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6
Bilangue
Bilangue is a website that offers courses to learn English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian to get the best level in these languages. The mission of the school is to help and guide you in your learning of English. Bilangue offers courses for adults, children/adolescents or companies. The site offe...
Access/Use
Paying
Montlhy price
(for a 6 month-subscription)
260 $
Application available
(smartphone/tablet)
Target
Adult, Kid
Languages available
French, English, Spanish, +2 others
7
logo Lingoda
Not rated
7
Lingoda
Lingoda is a site that will allow you to learn Spanish, English, French or German through online courses organized by professionals. You can order different packages depending on the final level you want from A1.1 to C2 Several packages are offered: - group lessons only - group lessons + private ...
Access/Use
Paying
Montlhy price
(for a 6 month-subscription)
79 €
Application available
(smartphone/tablet)
Target
Adult, Kid
Languages available
French, English, Spanish, +1 other
8
logo Verbling
Not rated
8
Verbling
Verbling is a site that allows you to learn different very popular languages (English, Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese, French). You can choose the tutor and the teacher of the language you want to learn.The teachers on this site are, for the most part of them, natives who teach their native language....
Access/Use
Paying
Montlhy price
(for a 6 month-subscription)
250 €
Application available
(smartphone/tablet)
Target
Adult, Kid
Languages available
French, English, Spanish, +6 others
9
logo RosettaStone
Not rated
9
RosettaStone
RosettaStone is a website that offers online programs to learn different languages (English, Mandarin, French, German ...). The site get an application available on Android and IOS.RosettaStone offers intuitive ways to learn the different languages offered with educational and community games. The s...
Access/Use
Paying
Montlhy price
(for a 6 month-subscription)
219 €
Application available
(smartphone/tablet)
Target
Adult
Languages available
French, English, Spanish, +10 others
10
logo Fluentu
Not rated
10
Fluentu
Fluentu is an application in the era of time that uses a unique and original technique to teach a language. Indeed this application offers you to learn a language while watching subtitled podcast. This technique is interesting : you must pay attention to what you're listening to and be focus on so ...
Access/Use
Paying
Montlhy price
(for a 6 month-subscription)
10 €
Application available
(smartphone/tablet)
Target
Adult, Kid
Languages available
French, English, Spanish, +6 others
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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