Free Language Apps for Beginners

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Want to learn one, a handful, or perhaps all of the following languages? It’s never too late to become a polygot, especially with the help of free language apps!

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Vietnamese
  • Japanese
  • … the list goes on!

If you want to learn a new language but don’t quite know where to look, we’ve narrowed down a list of the three best free apps to choose from. Take a look…

Best Free Language Apps for Beginners:


Duolingo makes it easy and fun to learn a new language. Set a daily goal for how long you want to practice a new language and then get started right away. Work your way up from the basics to food and animals, conversational skills, and tenses, and on.

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Image via Duolingo

You can also compete against other friends on Duolingo and share your progress on social media. If you already know the fundamentals of a particular language, you can take placement tests to bypass the beginners’ tutorials and quizzes.

According to the Duolingo website, “Our ultimate goal is to give everyone access to a private tutor experience through technology.”

Get the App: iOS | Android


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Image via HelloTalk

The HelloTalk app puts you in touch with native speakers of the language you want to learn, so you’ll be talking with real life teachers from across the globe. It’s like having a pen pal, but in a different language.

You can select Language Partners, participate in group chats, and even help other learners master your own language. With over 100 languages offered, when it comes to human-to-human interactions this is easily one of the best language apps available.

Text, translate, get pronunciations, and even grammar edits when you live chat with HelloTalk participants.

Get the App: iOS | Android


With Busuu, you can get language flashcards, writing exercises, and multiple lessons to help you learn the fundamentals of a new language. Premium users can also download the content to view offline, so if you want to practice with the app anywhere regardless of your Internet connection, an upgrade to a premium subscription may be right for you.

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Image © busuu

Users can also interact with other members by correcting their writing exercises and in turn get feedback on their own writing. When someone new wants to get your input on their writing, you’ll get an in-app notification. You can also customize your profile to make it easier for other users to get in touch.


Get the App: iOS | Android