https://www.duolingo.com/DaveRutan

Useful Apps for Language Learning/Practice

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I recently purchased my first portable device, ostensibly to replace my aging E-reader. I thought it might be a good idea if those of us who such devices share what apps we have found useful for our language learning or practice.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/DaveRutan
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I'll start. I find using the Duolingo app very convenient and helpful, especially when I can't conveniently do my exercises on a computer.

One other app that might help others is one called Audiobooks (N.B. NOT Audible) The Audiobooks app has books from Libravox that are read aloud. Many are in languages other than English. You have to search using the name of the language you are learning IN THAT LANGUGE, I.E. 'Espanol', not 'Spanish' The few I checked out seemed to have good audio quality, but one I found in German was being read rather precisely and slowly.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fire-ergens
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Memrise is a good way to practice words. It has courses based on the Duolingo vocab which you may find useful as well as official courses from the Memrise team and thousands of user-made courses.

Try these:

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaveRutan
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I may give it a try. I have the app for clozmaster, but usually just do more exercises on Duo instead. I wish there were an app that I could use to practice away from wifi.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rumnraisin
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I'm still without a fully formed opinion on it, but I came across Clozemaster in the past month. It has apps for Android and Apple devices.

It presents you with a sentence and asks you to fill in the missing word. As such, it's more aimed at people who have already acquired the basics, rather than complete beginners.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaveRutan
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Clozemaster seems more like an exercise machine to me, rather than a course. A good supplement once you're fairly well along. I just wish it were available for use offline. I use Babadum too when I'm near wifi.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SusanS1

Hello talk is nice, but for females I recommend pretending to be male or you won't get serious practice buddies, just guys hitting on you

1 year ago
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