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Learn a Foreign Language on Your iPad – with Help from Your Friends

Learning a foreign language on your own can be difficult because it’s almost impossible to tell if you’re pronouncing words correctly.  The Hello-Hello World iPad app offers language courses for 11 different languages, and it has a social aspect that can help you learn better and faster.  You can connect with friends who speak the language you’re trying to learn, and they can listen to recordings of you speaking and send you recorded corrections.  You can also have a Hello-Hello instructor critique your pronunciations and written work, if you like.  The app is free, but in-app purchases are apparently necessary;  they range from $10 to $60.  Right now, a Conversational course with 30 lessons and a Basic course for vocabulary training are available.  Lessons for Grammar, Verbs, and Travel are coming soon.

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  • chriszzz November 12, 2011, 11:54 pm

    Or, you could go to websites like http://www.livemocha.com and get a ton of free content on even more languages, and have other members critique your language skills. Mostly free. I use it and it’s pretty good.

    PS : I’m not affiliated to livemocha in any way. Just a user.

  • Wan November 13, 2011, 9:38 pm

    I checked out on their English lessons for kids and am pleasantly surprised with the price tag of only $3.99 – This is much cheaper than hiring a human tutor ! I look forward to the day when they will have lessons in my native language Malay. Thanks for mentioning this useful gadget.

  • Sabrina November 15, 2011, 4:47 am

    I have used some good free language learning sites and apps, they do claim good but I have not found the contents interesting. Infact I have found the paid content of Hello-Hello World to learn Spanish far more effective and helpful.

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