Here we compare educational apps to help you learn Spanish. Language learning apps are available for both smartphones and computers, either for download or as online versions, so here are what we think are the top apps to learn Spanish in 2023.
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This app has about 100 lessons covering beginner and upper beginner grammar. Each lesson takes around 5 minutes and uses a combination of activities such as listening, word matching, fill-in-the-blank, and free typing. This app is not free, but it is still worth paying the price.
- The order of lessons and vocabulary is very well designed.
- This really is a great app for beginners.
- Each lesson block has an in-depth grammar explanation included in it, so no more guesswork.
2. Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone is not an app for beginners! I would recommend this app for intermediate level because you will practice some vocabulary and Spanish conjugations.
Also Rosetta Stone does not have grammar explanations.
How does learning Spanish work with the Rosetta Stone learning app?
- Rosetta Stone aims to learn the language like a child – by combining images with listening, speaking and reading.
- The big disadvantage of the Rosetta Stone language learning app is that there are no grammar explanations or translations of the vocabulary.
- The grammar and meanings of the words must be understood from the context or recognized from the pictures.
Conclusion: Proven method, but not suitable for everyone due to the lack of translations and grammar explanations.
The Babbel tutorial works similar to Rosetta Stone.
Here, too, the focus is on the visual linking of images with hearing, reading and writing. Babbel has voice output and voice recognition just like Rosetta Stone.
Advantages of the Babbel learning app over Rosetta Stone:
- Classic explanation of grammar (doesn’t have Rosetta Stone)
- Classic vocabulary trainer is included with Babbel
- Babbel learning app price is lower
There is a 20-day money-back guarantee, even with the 1-month subscription. The Android, iPhone and web versions have over a million users.
Conclusion: Babbel combines many of the advantages of Rosetta Stone and even eradicates its disadvantages. Highly Recommended!
The Mondly tutorial has a series of interactive exercises to learn the Spanish language in the most fun way possible.
This Spanish learning app features:
- Spanish vocabulary trainer with 5000 words
- 40 freely selectable topics to study
- 2100 Spanish Lessons, Grammar and Conjugations
- Conversation trainer for everyday conversations
- There’s even a virtual reality version of the learning app
Mondly has around 45 million users worldwide. This language learning app scores highly for having 41 source languages and 41 target languages.
Conclusion: Mondly is very similar to the Babbel app and is at least of the same quality as it.
The Busuu app is a learning app for a total of 12 languages, including Spanish of course.
With this app you can learn Spanish at beginner or intermediate level (A1-B2). Expert levels C1-C2 are not included.
The Busuu app has Spanish lessons with voice output and pictures (no voice recognition), as well as a vocabulary trainer.
- This learning app can be used in offline mode.
- The special thing about the Busuu learning app is a kind of internal social network where you can correct each other.
Unfortunately, the grammar explanations here aren’t that good and the lessons are structured in a strange way (difficult words before easier ones).
Conclusion: The weakest quality of the tested Spanish learning apps.
You can learn 36 languages with this language learning app, including such artificial fun languages as Klingon or High Valyrian from Game of Thrones.
Learning Spanish at Duolingo is “gamified”, i.e. it is partially structured like a game with levels, experience points, achievements, etc.
- Th Duolingo learning app has a pretty good entrance test to check your Spanish language level.
- The big disadvantage of the Duolingo learning app is (like Rosetta Stone) that there are no grammar explanations.
- It also lacks voice recognition, so unlike other learning apps, you can’t practice Spanish pronunciation.
Conclusion: The vocabulary trainer and the exercises are okay. However, Spanish grammar cannot be learned with this language learning app.