12 Best Spanish Learning Apps other than Duolingo [2019 Aug]

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When it comes to the best language learning apps, Duolingo is probably the first thing that comes to your mind. Duolingo is famous for its gamification design, which attracts a lot of beginners to start learning new languages. As time goes on, you might want to find some other, newer ways to keep learning. Look no further, we at AmazingTalker have compiled a list of 12 best Spanish Learning Apps that can fit your learning requirement at different stages of Spanish learning. Take a look!
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“I am just beginning to learn Spanish. Which app should I choose to get started? 

“I want to improve my Spanish grammar and vocabulary. Is there an app that can help me?

“I want to practice my Spanish speaking, how can I do that?”

You might be learning Spanish at different stages and desperately need something to help you improve. Fret no more, here is an ultimate list of 12 amazing Spanish Learning Apps that might help you on your specific learning requirement. Whether its speaking, grammar or any other aspects that you want to improve. Check out the list of Spanish learning app below and find most helpful one for you. 

Table of contents:

12 BEST Spanish Learning App

1. Wlingua

Download: iOS | Android

Price: FREE

Wlingua is an entertaining Spanish app with more than 420+ lessons. It is one of the best Spanish apps for beginners due to the fact that it divides the lessons into 4 levels – A1.1, A1.2, A2 and B1. You can also choose to study either Spain Spanish (castellano) or Mexico Spanish (español).

If you have already learnt some Spanish before, you can take the “Level Assessment” to skip some of the elementary lessons, saving your time from reading materials that you already knew. There is also a “Progress Report”, allowing you to keep track of your learning progress and how well you are performing in each section. Wlingua includes exercises and activities for Spanish reading, listening and even writing. Overall, this is a very all-round app for Spanish beginners.

 

2. Learn Spanish Phrases | Spanish Translator byBravolol

Download: iOS | Android

Price: FREE

Bravolol is a simple app that specializes in Travel Spanish. It contains a lot of common phrases in everyday situations. One of its biggest advantage is that the phrases are organized in different categories. So that you can easily find phrases suited for different occasions. You can listen and repeat after the recordings to practice your Spanish pronunciation. If you think the conversation is too fast, you can even slow down the talking speed. Make good use of the recording function to examine your pronunciation so that you can gradually speak Spanish in an accurate accent. This is the best app for people who want to learn some simple phrases before travelling to Spanish-speaking countries

 

3. Learn Spanish for Beginners by Zeemish Labs

Download: iOS | Android

Price: FREE

Learn Spanish for Beginners is a Spanish learning app developed by Zeemish Labs. It has a simple interface design and consists of 20 Spanish lessons on different topics. You can start learning Spanish from the alphabets and pronunciation. After you acquire sufficient knowledge on some basic Spanish, you can further study speech, vocabulary by topics and simple grammar in other classes within the app. One thing we really like about the app is that it has quite a few quizzes for you to review the things that you learned from the lessons. It can definitely help you consolidate your basic Spanish skills.

 

4.Learn Spanish Vocabulary – 6,000 Words

Download: iOS | Android

Price: FREE

Vocabulary is always one of the most important parts of learning a language. The more vocabulary you know, the more you can express yourselves in other languages. Therefore, we highly recommend you to try out this app because it contains 6,000+ basic Spanish vocabularies. You can start from the beginner level and move on to intermediate and advanced levels to accumulate more vocabularies. There is also a very special feature in the app – you can review those vocabularies in different game formats. By finding images, matching words, writing words, etc, you can greatly enhance your memories on spelling and pronunciation. Visual learning experience can provide you with motivation and retain your interests when learning Spanish.

 

5. Learn Spanish Offline by ufoStudio

Download: no iOS version| Android

Price: FREE

The app works like Bravolol similarly. It has 2,000+ basic vocabularies and phrases in 18 categories. It is always important for us to know how to use a word instead of just memorizing the meaning of the words. Therefore, this app could be your great Spanish learning partner. Studying phrases can help you gain a better understanding on how a word is used. Therefore, you can have a better idea on how and when to use the phrases in an everyday context. You can also learn multiple words at the same time. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any iOS versions just yet. If you are looking for similar apps like this, we suggest iOS users to check out Bravolol mentioned in the previous part.

 

6. Mondly

Download: iOS | Android

Price: FREE

This app is suitable for all levels of Spanish learners, from beginners to business professionals. You will be asked to choose your Spanish level when you open the app for the first time. It will also provide you with a lesson scheduled for you to complete every day. For beginners, you will start from learning new words and then build your vocabulary with various interactive exercises, such as drag and drop, matching and sentence forming. You can frequently check your statistics to see how much time you have spent and how many words and phrases you learned. You can also sign in with your facebook account and compete with your friends to be the Spanish master! Competing with friends can definitely motivate you to spend more time with the app and learn Spanish in a regular basis.

 

7. Drops

Download: iOS | Android

Price: FREE

Drops is an interactive Spanish learning app. There are 13 categories of vocabulary. You can pick the subtopics you are interested in. You will also be given simple illustrations with vocabularies, which can help you better memorize them. The app will set a 5-minute limit for you to learn new vocabularies. And every time you learned a new vocab, you will need to do a quick matching exercise with one of the several types of question, such as True or False, Spelling, Matching, etc. These vocabularies will mix together to increase your memory of the Spanish word and pronunciation. This is very efficient and effective since you get to keep revisiting the new words you learned within the the last 5 minutes. Even a busy person can spare 5 minutes to learn some new Spanish words. 

 

8. MosaLingua Business Spanish

Download: iOS | Android

Price: FREE *Premium: $4.99 (App Store); $5.99 (Google Play)

As we mentioned before, Spanish speakers are becoming more popular among employers. If you want to increase your value in the workplace, than you simply can’t miss this wonderful app specifically designed to learn business Spanish. MosaLingua is a very well-known language learning app. It is very rare to see a Spanish learning app dedicated to business language. If you wish to study Spanish for your career,  this app is the go-to option! You will be learning essential business vocabularies and expressions with the app. One great highlight is that the app contains dialogues depicting typical workplace situations, which you may find really useful. 

Note: There are also a free version for daily Spanish (iOS | Android). You might also want to check them out!

 

9. SpanishDict Translator

Download: iOS | Android

Price: FREE

When you start to learn a new language, dictionary is always your best partner! That is why we scouted out this amazing Spanish-English dictionary. Besides looking up meanings for the words, you can also get a better idea about the usage by looking at examples, parts of speech, phrases and tenses. One thing we appreciate the most is that the app itself contains a “Grammar Guide”. It has sufficient information for you to know about the essential Spanish grammar. The guide is very informative with pronunciation and detailed explanation of each grammar usage. We highly recommend every Spanish user to download and try this app. This is surely your best partner of learning Spanish!

 

10. Lirica

Download: iOS | Android

Price: FREE

If you are getting tired of those “learning focus” Spanish app, then Lirica may be another great choice for you! It’s totally different from the apps that we mentioned above! Because it is “entertainment focused”. There is no stress to learn new vocab or to complete any lessons. You can freely browse the popular Spanish songs and watch videos with lyrics and translations. There are also activities for you to learn some phrases from the lyrics and you can even learn grammar from the lyrics too! This is a good app to start learning Spanish in a fun and interesting way!

 

11. HiNative

Download: iOS | Android

Price: FREE

HiNative is very different from the apps above because it is a fully interactive platform for you to self-learn a language. There is no fixed lesson or class structure. It only acts as a community for you to communicate with native Spanish speakers. You can freely post any questions (e.g.: grammar or sentence checking…) and wait for responses from native Spanish speakers. You can also record your pronunciation and receive feedbacks from Spanish experts. They can help you correct your pronunciation, tone and accent. This is a really good supporting tool for you to learn Spanish because you might not always be able to check grammar or explanation on the internet. With this app, you can directly post your questions and receive answers immediately without searching through the internet!

 

12. HelloTalk

Download: iOS | Android

Price: FREE

If you wish to find a study partner, then HelloTalk could be an option for you! HelloTalk has a huge community of 10+ million members all around the world. You can search for a learning partner by language, location, age and nationality, etc.  You can chat along with him or her with any language you like. It’s very easy to use and you can make new friends from the other side of the world. What’s more, the app contains a very powerful language tool, letting you translate, correct and use voice to text in real time. With the help of this app, you can also talk to a native speaker even if you have limited understanding of Spanish. Furthermore, you can join different group chats to enhance your Spanish social learning experience too!

Summary

Hopefully this article can help you have a better idea on how to find the best app for learning Spanish! 

One more BIG tip before ending this article: YouTube is always the best learning platform. You can actually find many Spanish resources and tutorials on YouTube. Even if you just want to learn how to sing along with a song, there might be videos to teach you the pronunciations! Just like the following slowed down version of Despacito, you can also learn how to sing in Spanish even you don’t know how to read the words! Amazing, right?

 

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