Maybe you are planning a trip to Paris, France or have just always wanted to learn to speak French. Or, perhaps you are interested in learning the German language because it is your heritage. There is not always time in our busy lives to take a class or use an extensive software tool to learn a new language. Plus, learning anything new is usually better when it is engaging at the same time. Learn&Play Languages uses simple yet enjoyable tools to teach you one, or even all, of its 14 languages.
With many languages to choose from, Learn&Play lets you hear and see basic words and phrases that you would actually use in a conversation. You see a descriptive image, the word or phrase spelled out, and can listen to it being spoken by someone who speaks that language natively. The QuickStart guides are great because they go through the most commonly-used words and phrases for all 14 languages. Or if you prefer, you can purchase a specific language guide that includes additional categories like money and shopping, numbers, or food and drink.
After you get through the basics, put what you have learned to the test with some entertaining quizzes. You will see and hear the word or phrase and just tap the image that matches. There are a few different games styles to try and all of your progress is tracked. The nice thing about the Learn&Play quizzes is that they do not make you feel like you are in a classroom. You can earn medals and try to beat your previous scores, for example, in the timed quizzes.
Learn&Play Languages provides simple ways of learning new languages with both visual and audio tools. After taking three years of French classes in high school, it is fun to see just how much I remember. And, it might even be time to learn Spanish next. This app actually makes me want to give learning a new language a try.
Learn&Play Languages is universal and available for free with limited features on the App Store. The in-app purchases range from $1.99 to $14.99 for QuickStart or all languages. There are also specific dialect options for $4.99.