We would like to introduce you to a great language learning app HelloTalk.
HelloTalk enables you to connect with native speakers directly from your smartphone or tablet, quickly and simply. You can speak to them, send them text messages, share photos; even share little doodles.
HelloTalk is the world’s premier language exchange social networking app. It is a tried and tested application that has been around since 2011. This year it announced that it had reached the 1 million registered global users mark. Currently HelloTalk supports over 100 languages (see below for a list of languages supported) with users from over 200 countries.
Access to native speakers is vital to any learner of a second language. It is the only way to properly learn a language. But not everyone can just go and live (or even take a holiday) in their country of choice. Thankfully now we have modern technology to facilitate easy access to native speakers all around the world.
There are opportunities via other websites and apps to arrange language exchanges or take regular lessons with a qualified teacher. And you can do so using any number of communication tools such as Skype or Google Hangouts. But with the specialised language learning app HelloTalk you have everything you need in one handy package.
HelloTalk is an amazing tool for the foreign language student. And what’s more it’s free!!
Premium paid extras include translation, voice recognition, and transliteration. These are fantastic extras, but the basic free package is perfectly excellent as a standalone app.
HelloTalk is like Whatsapp PLUS a substantial database of foreign language partners all ready, willing and able to help you practice your chosen foreign language.
Next to each user you will see a flag to indicate their location, allowing you to choose people to practise specific language requirements (e.g. Castellano Spanish or Latin American).
HelloTalk provides a simple, intuitive, real-time experience where users teach each other their respective native languages. It works on both Android and iOS, so it’s ideal for users of Android smartphones or tablets, iPhones, or iPads.
Here at TheSpanishBlog.com we have always championed learning Spanish primarily by engaging and interacting with native speakers in situations that are as natural and realistic as possible. Sound knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and expressions is essential, but it is just as vital to practice what you are learning with native speakers so that you know how to use things correctly and authentically.
Students who study solely using textbooks stand out like a sore thumb. There will be a long list of give-aways that they are not a native speaker. For example, a lack expressions, idioms and slang, artificial and awkward use of grammar, poor choice of vocabulary, and foreign-sounding pronunciation.
HelloTalk is a compact tool that opens up a world of possibilities to someone who is interested in learning foreign languages. With this fantastic language learning app HelloTalk there are really are no reasons why you can’t take your chosen foreign language to the highest levels and become truly bilingual.
Another really handy tool with the HelloTalk app is that you can share your GPS location to make it easier to find language partners in your area. You may not wish to do this of course, but it can be really nice to find local language partners who you can occasionally meet up with in person to practice face to face conversation. With over a million HelloTalk users there is a good chance of finding someone nearby.
This can be a great option if you are travelling abroad and fancy getting tips and advice from locals.
Learn more about HelloTalk:
Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cantonese, Cebuano, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu.
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