Friday, April 5, 2013

Language-Related iPad Apps

Learn Spanish is a mobile phrasebook recorded using a native speaker with authentic pronunciation.  Other features include the option to play speech back at a slower speed, the ability to search by keywords, and the ability to store frequently used words as favorites.

Babbel apps exist for multiple languages and apps contain 2,000 - 3,000 vocab words per language, accompanied by images and pronounced for you by native speakers.  Other features include organization of lessons by theme, speech recognition, and review tools.

Google Translate allows you to translate words and phrases between more than 60 languages.  Listen to your translations spoken aloud, display translations in full screen mode, and star your favorite translations for quick access even when you are offline.

Spanish! is a learning tool that remembers which Spanish words you have trouble with, and which you have learned well.  Features include native audio, progress tracking, and word set customization.