Language learning apps

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by jhkaplan, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. jhkaplan macrumors regular

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    Does anybody have any recommendations for language learning apps, primarily for Spanish? I've seen a few in the app store with a wide range of prices, and I wanted to see if anyone had any input.

    For background, I took 6 years of Spanish in high school and college, but the last course I took was about 6-7 years ago. I still remember a Loy, but I definitely need a conversational conjugation refresher course to prepare for a trip to chile next year.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
  2. nostaws macrumors 6502

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    I know I am not answering the question, because I haven't used any language learning apps on the ipad.

    However, I know a lot of public libraries offer free online access to language resources like an online version of Rosetta Stone, or Auralog.

    Anyone have a chance to try these on an iPad? I don't know if they are flash based or what.

    I used to teach Spanish, and would direct my students (and their parents) to those resources during the non-school months for practice.
     
  3. jhkaplan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I remember reading somewhere yesterday that the online version of Rosetta stone was flash based, and it didn't work well w Skyfire.
     
  4. jessecmaddox macrumors newbie

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    April 21 Check out TripLingo

    I can't offer you immediate help, but on April 21st we're launching TripLingo. The reason we're launching it is the reason you posted this question: there are tons of language-learning apps, but they're all terrible!

    Check out this article in the Guardian that tells it like it is: guardian.co.uk/education/2011/mar/08/mobile-learning-technology-apps-moore

    TripLingo is customized and teaches you how the locals actually speak. You can sign up on our homepage if you want to be notified when we launch!

    Anyways- apologies for the self plug, but came across this article and thought you'd be interested.

    If you're looking for something immediate- what are your goals? I've tried most of the apps so I can recommend one that is atleast mediocre for the interim.

    Best,
    Jesse
    TripLingo Founder

    Here's an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about us if you're interested: ajc.com/business/entrepreneur-hopes-to-find-851469.html
     
  5. jhkaplan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey Jesse, thanks for the info about your App. I'll definitely check it out when it's released. My problems w/ the current language apps probably have to do more with me and my level than the apps. Like I said, I took 6 years, so a lot of the basic stuff is coming back to me easily. I still need some grammar work, but most of the catch up i need to do is regarding conjugations and conversational spanish. Maybe I'm just not looking at the right apps...

    Please report back when it launches. I'll take a look at it.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Camino macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I've been preparing for a trip to France and Spain and got into the Earworms system on my iPad

    Amazingly easy to get into, even I felt comfortable at my local restaurant!!

    Check out http://earwormsmobile.com - I think they are also available as MP3 files for non-apple users

    Good Luck!
     

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