App-solutely Awesome English Language Learning Apps

It is becoming more and more popular to use language learning apps to learn English. Here are the best ones to recommend to your students.

English Language Learning Apps for your Students

It is becoming more and more popular to use language learning apps to learn English. Here are the best ones to recommend to your students.

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Best Apps

Language learners worldwide use apps on their phone or ipad to learn English. Here are some well-known English Language Learning apps:


First, recommend Duolingo to your students. It is a highly popular language learning app that offers interactive lessons with a gamified approach. It covers various language skills, including speaking, listening, reading, and writing.


Next, you can recommend Babbel. It is known for its focus on conversational language learning. It offers a range of interactive lessons and real-life dialogues to improve speaking skills.

Rosetta Stone

Then, they can try Rosetta Stone. It is a well-established language learning platform that employs immersive teaching methods to help learners develop language proficiency.


Or, they can try Memrise. It combines vocabulary building with mnemonic techniques and spaced repetition to help learners remember words and phrases effectively.


If the student is more interested in language exchange, then they can try HelloTalk. It is not just a language learning app but also a language exchange platform. It connects users with native speakers for language practice through text, voice, and video chat.


Similar to HelloTalk, Tandem facilitates language exchange and connects learners with native speakers for language practice. Tandem Language Exchange helps learners find language partners for practicing English through text, audio, and video messaging.


Busuu offers language courses developed by experts and also includes a social feature where learners can get feedback from native speakers.


Lingvist focuses on vocabulary learning and uses data-driven adaptive learning to personalize lessons for each learner.


FluentU offers a unique approach by teaching English through authentic video content like movie trailers, music videos, and more.


Drops uses gamification and visual learning to help learners memorize vocabulary and phrases.

I hope this exhaustive list of Englihs learning apps was helpful. Remind your students that the apps aren’t enough. They are great tools for language learning, but they work best when your student uses them with other resources. Along with English apps, students need to take classes, use bbooks, consider exchange programs, etc.

Ultimately, the best way to learn English is to have regular practice with native speakers.

Ingrid Maria Pimsner, MA, BA, TEFL
Ingrid Maria Pimsner, MA, BA, TEFL

Ingrid Maria Pimsner has been teaching for over a decade in various universities, nonprofits, and private academies. She has taught English as a Second Language for Lutheran Children & Family Service, Nationalities Service Center, Lernstudio Barbarossa Berlin-Tegel, and more. In addition to her Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification, she holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a MA from Maryland Institute College of Art.