Top 10 Language Learning Apps

Comparison Chart (December 2019)

Speed Learning
Languages
Pimsleur Fluenz Duolingo Rosetta Stone
Ranking
Editor & User Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews
Editor’s Rating
5.0

4.0

4.0

4.0

3.5

User Rating
4.1
4.1 rating
3.5
3.5 rating
3.4
3.4 rating
2.6
2.6 rating
2.4
2.4 rating
Price $97-$194 $150-$575 $187-$408 $0-$84 $299
Ratings
Effectiveness
Material covered
Interactivity
Ease of use
Levels
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Topics Covered
Vocabulary
Grammar
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Material Format
Software
Text
Audio
Digital Format
System
Windows
MacOS
iPhone, iPad
Android
Available Languages
Spanish
French
German
Italian
Others Mandarin (Chinese) 45 languages Mandarin (Chinese) 34 languages 18 languages

Michel Thomas Learn to Speak Tell Me More Instant Immersion Berlitz
Ranking
Editor & User Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews
Editor’s Rating
3.5

3.0

2.0

2.0

1.5

User Rating
3.5
3.5 rating
3.3
3.3 rating
2.5
2.5 rating
1.1
1.1 rating
2.2
2.2 rating
Price 130 $99-$249 $499 $35 $35
Ratings
Effectiveness
Material Covered
Interactivity
Ease of use
Levels
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Topics Covered
Vocabulary
Grammar
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Material Format
Software
Text
Audio
Digital Format
System
Windows
MacOS
iPhone, iPad
Android
Available Languages
Spanish
French
German
Italian
Others English English 100+ Mandarin (Chinese)

25 thoughts on “Top 10 Language Learning Apps”

  1. I’ve used Rosetta Stone and Berlitz before and they are good to start with but it’s extremely hard to stay motivated…I’ve also tried face to face classes for Spanish and the best course I ever did was with Cactus Language (www.languagecoursesuk.co.uk)

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  2. Rosetta Stone downloads will not run properly on a MacBook Air.
    Don’t buy this product if you want to use it on that kind of computer. The navigation bars are not visible, regardless of the screen resolution selected, and Rosetta Stone evidently has no intention of fixing it. Seems they are trying to get purchasers to stop buying the downloads and go to the internet subscription mode.
    And, yes, with the subscription mode (Totale), you can see the navigation bar just fine. You’ll just always have to be on the internet to run your Rosetta lessons, and will pay by the month for however long you want access.

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  3. This is a great lay out and I agree for the most part. My one issue is pimsleuro review.
    I have russian, german, korean, swedish, french, and Italian courses 1,2,and 3 levels which are even more in depth in the language. Each of the course are called “pimsleur speak and read ______”
    The course come with reading booklet allow a person to learn the alphabet when necessary and to read as well.
    Now that is the “over $100” course… and each include 30 speaking lessons and reading lessons. If you buy the sample 8 lesson course… then you are only listening and speaking. perhaps I just have the older programs… so anybody may correct me if this has change.

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  4. Bought rocket spanish 8 years ago. I gave up after a few lessons. Didn’t find it effective. Too much reading, vocabulary and not enough meaning. I don’t need to learn the girl has a red ball! The boy has blue pants! I needed everyday conversation It was a lot of guessing. It keeps you bound to your computer. As someone on the go, I didn’t like feeling like I’m back in school. I have since learned a lot more relevant spanish from talking to my boyfriend whose English wasn’t great. So I learned day to day conversation and not unnecessary vocabulary.

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  5. Fruenz and Rosetta Stone are at the top of this list. There’s so many free sites out there with free language learning kits, that you’re literally throwing away your money to buy a language lesson at $50 or more. DuoLingo.com, EarthFluent.com, Busuu.com, they’re a dime a dozen! How does Rosetta Stone top any list???

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  6. I am amazed that so many people like Pimsleur. I just have no success with it. They throw whole sentences at you, and it’s impossible to distinguish different consonant sounds: T, D, B, and Th all sound alike. I have been subjecting myself to this torture for days, and I have learned about three words. BTW, I am not an inexperienced language learner. I can speak a little Italian, and French, and at one time a bit of tourist Japanese, Thai, Finnish, and Mandarin.

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