17 Great Apps for English Language Learners

Great Apps for English Language Learners

Apps for English Language Learners

Technology plays a huge role in our lives and I think that it should also be a factor when learning a new language.

If you have an smartphone, you can make learning even more meaningful than it already with the Apps for English Language Learners.

16 Apps for Learning English

There are a surprising number of apps to help people learning English. You probably already have used them or continue using them.

1. Google Play Books

If you study English, I bet that you must be enrolled in a reading skills or literature class, if that’s so, you need to start using Google Play books which is pre-installed in most android devices.

One of the greatest advantages of using Google Play Books is the free books that you can find in Google Playstore, another advantage is that you can read books in EPUB format  which makes reading on your smartphone a delightful experience. 

Finally, make sure to stop by Feedbooks to get hundreds of free books.

2. MusixMatch

It is time to make learning fun, I bet that you like, so start checking the lyrics of your favorite songs.

Listening to songs in English will improve your listening skills greatly and it is learning while you do what you love.

3. Busuu

Don’t just learn languages, fall in love with them! Language learning couldn’t be more fun and easy than with busuu.

Learn English with the help of over 70 million international native speakers who are learning, practicing and teaching at busuu.

4. Babbel

Learn English with Babbel, the app that’s helped millions speak with confidence.

Developed by a team of Europe’s best language experts, Babbel makes language lessons CLICK with you and STICK with you.

5. Duolingo

Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.

Their bite-sized lessons are effective, and we have proof that it works.


Most people like to use translators to verify meanings and translations but Linguee is a great tool because it helps you see how a word or phrase is used in several contexts by providing examples that come from all over the web

7. Player FM

Podcasts are a new thing but they are not that popular in many parts of the words but podcasts can help you learn more while you are on the go.

There are thousands of podcasts available and they cover almost every popular topic out there.

If you are a beginner, you should start with podcasts targeted for English Language Learners.

8. Quizlet

Quizlet is used for teachers around the world but learners can use it as a vocabulary notebook, you can register words that you want to learn and their meanings, you also can listen to the pronunciation of new words  and play games.  It is a great tool.

9. Youtube

You can use, YouTube to learn English if you pick the right channels because having the right channels is like having your personal tutor 24 hours and 7 days a week.  Don’t you know where to start? My list of the best Youtube Channels that Every  English Language Learner should suscribe to is right here

10. Google Translate (Offline Version)

This is probably the most used  translator and it comes with an offline option to use it when you don’t have an internet connection.

You can translate text, handwriting, photos, and speech in over 100 languages with the Google Translate app. 

11. Tiny Cards

Tinycards by Duolingo is a fun flashcard app that helps you memorize anything for free, forever.

Their bite-sized lessons are the best way to master anything from the Spanish language to the Periodic Table.

inycards understands how you learn and reminds you when your memory is about to fade, so you’ll never forget a thing.

12. Sounds Pronunciation App

The Pronunciation App helps you study, practise and play with pronunciation wherever you are.

Based on the best-selling book ‘Sound Foundations’ by pronunciation expert Adrian Underhill, the app features a fully-interactive Phonemic Chart for both British and American English.

13. Memrise

Memrise is a language and vocabulary learning platform. It is focused on the combination of memorizing techniques and entertaining materials to make language mastering easy and funny.

Some of the benefits of using memrise are:

  • Responsiveness and mobile versions of the service to learn anytime and anywhere
  • Competition-based learning for greater motivation and interest;
    Suitable for group learning, so valued by teachers.
  • Learning technique is adapted to every user individually
  • Possibility to act as a teacher and create your own learning materials.

14. Busuu

Busuu is the world’s largest community for language learning, providing courses in 12 different languages on web and mobile to more than 90 million learners worldwide.

Their language courses have been carefully crafted by in-house educational experts who work tirelessly to optimise the way languages are taught.

Busuu is available on both mobile and web so you can fit your language learning to your busy schedule.

Their app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android.

15. Beelingua App

Beelinguapp for iPhone and Android shows the exact same text in two languages; side by side. At the same time, it is an audiobook, and with its unique karaoke reading you follow the audio in the text on both sides.

with Karaoke Audio Reading, You can:

  • Read as you listen to a native language speaker
  • Follow our original audio recorded by a native language speaker to know how the words are pronounced.

16. Lyrics Training

LyricsTraining is an easy and fun way to learn and improve your foreign languages skills, through the music videos and the lyrics of your favorite songs.

LyricsTraining also has a special Karaoke mode that lets you sing and enjoy the full lyrics.

Learn new vocabulary and expressions and strengthen your grammar by completing lyrics. Improve your listening and comprehension skills quickly in a cool way.

Many teachers love to use it in class and recommend it to their students.

17. Rosetta Stone

With a variety of speaking-focused lessons and features, instantaneous pronunciation feedback with TruAccent, a track record of getting people speaking confidently and a near-five star rating in the app store, the award-winning Rosetta Stone mobile app is the best way to learn new languages.

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