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Let's be real, nobody wants to leave the house unless they really have to. Not to go to work, not to pick up food, not to do laundry, and certainly not to take language classes at the local community college. Well, we can't help with most of those things, but we can help you learn a language at home on your own time. All of these solutions are on sale now.
Mondly uses state-of-the-art speech recognition to help you hone your accent and improve your vocabulary. Combined with a roster of professional voice actors and a conversation-focused curriculum, and you'll be jabbering away in a new language faster than you can say "que que." (But correctly.) This subscription gets you access to 33 languages.
Babbel is the world's top-grossing language software, most likely because of its precise focus on practical vocab and phrases. You can learn on any device at any time with simple, bite-sized lessons.
Earworms isn't a sick affliction or a parasite, we promise. It's a language trainer that uses "earworms" -- that phenomenon wherein you get a catchy tune stuck in your head -- to help you learn.
So if you have a trip already booked and you're about to go overseas, chances are you're not going to be fluent by the time you get there. That's OK, because ONE Mini Pocket Multilingual Assistant will be your guide. Just hold down the button, speak in your native tongue, and this ingenious device will translate what you said into the language of your choosing. It's like being Jimmy Neutron or something!
uTalk has an enormous community of more than 30 million users, all actively trying to learn new languages. They gamify their education program by giving you speaking games, competitions between users, and practical training that you can access whenever you want.
Mesay this, you say that. That's sort of all you need to know about this pocket-sized translator. It uses AI and voice recognition to translate what you say into any of 76 languages on the fly. It's like having C-3PO in your pocket.
When you're traveling to another country, you'll probably want to have headphones for the plane ride, and for rocking out while you're exploring and/or sleeping on the subway. These ingenious headphones give you that and come with a translator app, so you can communicate at all of your stops.
Rosetta Stone uses a patented training method to simplify language education and make you fluent faster than nearly any other program. That's why it's trusted by some of the biggest companies out there, like Calvin Klein, TripAdvisor, and NASA. (Maybe Martians speak Italian?)
Language Zen is specially optimized to teach Spanish like a tutor, rather than an underpaid teacher in a classroom of 36. It adapts to every user, detecting your strengths and weaknesses early on to establish a truly personalized education plan. Language Zen users typically learn a semester's worth of college-level Spanish in just 25 hours.
Short of forced brain remapping a la A Clockwork Orange, the best way to learn a foreign language is by speaking it, right? HelloTalk connects you with native speakers from around the world, so you can learn by talking. (And maybe make a few friends along the way.)
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