How to Learn Languages Effectively

  • Samanta Blumberg

Learning a new language can be difficult. It can be hard to find the time to devote to study, and there are so many different materials and methods out there, it can be hard to determine what will work best. For those who want to take the time to learn a new language, this article offers a few tips and apps to help learn languages effectively.

  • Practice speaking with native speakers. Learning a new language is difficult and will require a lot of time, patience, and hard work. One of the best ways to learn a language is to practice speaking with native speakers, but it is only possible via social media and messengers now. You can also find native speakers by using online language exchanges or going to a local language school.
  • Read a lot. Reading is an important part of learning a new language, and it also broadens your outlook.
  • Use mobile apps. Mobile apps are also a great way to learn a new language. There is a range of apps available on the market that can help you learn a new language. Some of the most popular are Duolingo and Busuu.
  • Use flashcards. It is a great way to learn new words, especially for kinaesthetic learners.
  • Start online courses. Courses motivate you not to stop. Plus, you can meet some like-minded people. More fun together!
  • Listen to songs (and sing!)
  • Podcasts are also great for learning languages. There are many podcasts available on the internet,  and these are an excellent resource for people who are starting. You can find them on YouTube, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, etc.

Apps to Help You in Learning

There are many effective apps for learning languages out there. They are all different, and some are more effective than others. So let’s review some of them. 


Duolingo app

The best app for learning a language is Duolingo because it keeps users motivated to keep practicing and has an interesting concept. Duolingo offers a highly effective, fun way to learn a new language. It can be downloaded on any device for free. Once downloaded, many features can be found on the app.

Duolingo uses a game-like platform. The idea is to help a player learn a new language through different levels of a game. Users are given real-life situations, such as ordering at a restaurant, and they need to input the correct phrases to receive points and move onto the next level. The player is also able to go back and repeat levels if they are struggling with one.


Mondly is a free app that offers a variety of languages. The app offers various levels and courses to choose from. It has a "playground" mode for beginners. 

Mondly is an excellent language learning app. I have been using it for a while, and I am still astonished by how well it works. It has helped me learn languages, and I find it really helpful for my work.

The app is free to download, but some in-app purchases and subscriptions can help you learn more. I would recommend this app to anyone who wants to learn a new language.


With Busuu app, you can learn up to twelve languages. It offers a "libraries" section for learning phrases. The user can learn a new language through words, phrases, and sentences. They can also practice their speaking skills with a partner or an online tutor. The app provides language courses for beginners, intermediate, and advanced speakers. Busuu also offers courses for language-specific vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.


Mango offers over 59 languages. It also offers two dictionaries – English-Spanish and English-French. The app has various tools to help users study, including flashcards, a dictionary, and a translator. This application is available to download for free on the App Store or Google Play.


Memrise app

Memrise has hundreds of courses on various subjects. It also offers courses that can be done for free. They include courses in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Russian.

Memrise is a free app that helps you learn languages by using a spaced repetition system to ensure that you learn your new vocabulary words, phrases, and grammar. It has a pronunciation guide so you can sound out every word you learn and a test system so you can keep track of your progress. It's also got a user-friendly interface that breaks up the learning process into manageable chunks that are perfect for beginners.

Final Thoughts

It is important to start learning a language from the ground up and not try to jump ahead in terms of difficulty. One of the best ways to learn a new language is to immerse yourself in it. It is also essential to learn the slang of a new language before you start speaking it. And make those apps help you!