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Five Apps

Here are five apps you can use to improve your Spanish:

1. Quizlet

 

Cost: Free
Type: Flashcard/Quiz

Quizlet is a great memorization tool. You can enter words in Spanish along with their English translation and the app will generate flash cards, type-in learning exercises, matching games, and tests. As a plus, Quizlet automatically recognizes the language in which your target words are (Spanish, in this case), and pronounces those words for you.

Our score
Layout: 5/5
Interface: 5/5
Helpfullness: 5/5
Value: 5/5

 

2. Spanish Verb Conjugation, by Joseph Williamson

 

Cost: $4.99
Type: Quiz

This is a very straightforward app in which you can practice your present, preterite, imperfect, future, conditional, and subjunctive conjugations. You can use regular verbs only, or you can throw in some irregulars as well. (The app lets you select the specific verbs you want to work on, which makes it very useful for memorizing specific irregular conjugations.)

Our score
Layout: 3/5
Interface: 5/5
Helpfullness: 5/5
Value: 4/5

 

3. WordReference

 

Cost: Free
Type: Dictionary

The world-famous online dictionary has an app as well. You can lookup words in English and Spanish and see all the possible translations in different contexts. WordReference is, as you probably know, a fantastic multilingual dictionary.

 

Our score
Layout: 5/5
Interface: 4/5
Helpfullness: 5/5
Value: 5/5

 

4. Learn Spanish, by Greg Vick

 

Cost: Free
Type: Visual learning/Quiz

This is a good app for memorizing and practicing topic-specific vocabulary. Featuring a very simple design, the app divides words by themes, and accompanies them with photographs. It also lets you take quizzes in order to test your knowledge.

 

Our score
Layout: 2/5
Interface: 4/5
Helpfullness: 4/5
Value: 4/5

 

5. Duolingo

 

Cost: Free
Type: Visual learning/Quiz

Probably the most famous language learning app currently in the market, Duolingo features a solid interface paired with a fantastic design, which makes learning vocabulary and verb conjugation effortless and entertaining. Highly recommended.

 

Our score
Layout: 5/5
Interface: 5/5
Helpfullness: 5/5
Value: 5/5

6 comments on “Five Apps

  1. The Joseph Williamson app is now free!

  2. All the features (which I imagine are all the verbs you could ever want) cost $6.99. I went ahead and purchased it. Seems a good way to start Level 3 practice, which has a lot of new verbs!

  3. Brainscape Spanish is excellent

  4. Rositaelysa

    Is Learn Spanish by Greg Vick an IOS app?

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