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Last Updated: October 2021

Top 10 services to learn Languages 2021

The best Language Apps

Learn Languages successfully online. Whenever and wherever you want. Flexibly refresh/expand vocabulary easily via mobile app or online.

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Last Updated: October 2021
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Most Popular 2021
Outstanding
9.1
(854.024)
Babbel - Interactive courses and fast learning success for beginners and advanced
Free
Get 7 days of language learning for free!
  • Tailored by language experts
  • One lesson lasts only 15 minutes
  • Over 1 million users trust Babbel
  • 20 days money back guarantee
Outstanding
9.1
Outstanding
8.6
(536.739)
Mondly - Innovation and a huge choice of languages. Chatbots with speech recognition
  • Basic version permanently free of charge
  • Many interactive learning games
  • 33 learning languages available
Outstanding
8.6
(10.314)
Pimsleur - Learn anywhere, anytime in just 30 minutes a day
  • 7-Day Free Trial
  • Speak at an intermediate level in 30 days
  • 30-Day No-Risk Money-Back
Excellent
8.4
(2.894)
Lingoda - Online language school with professional and qualified teachers
  • 60 minutes live lessons
  • Individual timetable
  • 7 days free trial
Excellent
8.4
(8.907)
Preply - Professional language teachers and tutors for many languages and subjects
  • Private online lessons via video chat
  • 100% money-back guarantee
(17.819)
italki - Personal teacher online via the internet. Flexible scheduling of lessons by yourself
  • Certified teachers & native speakers
  • Choose your own teaching units
Outstanding
8.5
(328.211)
Rosetta Stone - Learn like a native speaker. Concept combines images and language
  • Learning games & community features
  • 30 days money back guarantee
Outstanding
8.5
Outstanding
8.5
(476.844)
Busuu - The largest social network for language learning in the world. Over 90 million members
  • Community Correction Feature
  • Special app for children
Outstanding
8.5
(2.063)
uTalk - Playful language learning app for PC, smartphone and tablet
  • Up to 145 languages and dialects
  • Especially suitable for beginners

For the big online language course test 2021, trusted compared 20 providers of language apps and digital courses and subjected 11 of them to an extensive practical test. Here you'll find all the latest offers and the best apps for between 5 and 20 euros per month. Plus: the experiences of the trusted editorial team with Babbel, Mondly, Rosetta Stone and Co. Start your stress-free language journey now and learn a new language in just a few months.

Babbel is not only one of the internationally best-known online language courses and market leader, but also the trusted test winner 2021. You can currently learn 14 languages with Babbel: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Russian, Polish, Turkish and Indonesian. Some courses - such as Indonesian or Russian - cover the most important basics, while in more common languages such as French and Spanish you can reach CEFR level B1, and in English even C1.

What's great about Babbel is its simplicity and flexibility. No matter where you are, how much time you have with you and on which device you want to learn; with the language learning app from Babbel, you can design your language course exactly the way you want it. The individual lessons are only a few minutes long and can therefore be completed in between lessons or on the go. If you have more time, you can complete several exercises at once, in which you can practise new vocabulary, match pictures and translations, fill in cloze texts and more.

Babbel's online language course costs between around 6 and 10 euros per month, depending on which term you choose. Monthly subscriptions are more flexible but more expensive; annual subscriptions, on the other hand, are cheaper but have to be paid in advance and are automatically renewed without cancellation. Nice: If you log on in the browser, you can try out the first lessons of a language course for free; on mobile devices, on the other hand, you have access to a seven-day test phase with all course content.

The language course Mondly - still much less well-known in Germany than Babbel - is also one of the top performers in the current trusted comparison. This is also (but not only) due to the phenomenally large selection of possible learning languages. You can currently learn up to 41 languages with Mondly and new courses are added regularly. Similar to Babbel, the most important basics are often covered there. In addition to common languages like English, Spanish and French, there are also many exotic languages like Urdu and Vietnamese, dead languages like Latin and many more unusual courses.

In terms of the learning concept, Mondly is largely the same as Babbel's language learning app, but it is designed to be controlled via a mobile device. Here, you swipe vocabulary cards into the right place or work with the microphone - instead of the mouse and keyboard - to complete cloze texts and dialogues. Mondly likes to experiment with the possibilities of modern technology. For example, the app offers a chatbot with which you can hold virtual conversations and apply the knowledge you have learned. With MondlyAR and MondlyVR, augmented and virtual reality apps are also available, which add a completely new innovative dimension to the respective language course.

Starting with Mondly is completely free. Similar to Babbel, the first lessons of each language course are free of charge and the regular challenges also cost nothing. However, if you want to continue after the first few lessons, you need a premium account for about 4 euros per month (for one language) or 40 euros per month (for all language courses).

Pimsleur is a holistic online language course available for many different languages. It uses all kinds of media: audio lessons, text lessons, digital flashcards, learning games and quizzes, conversation exercises, and more. Pimsleur is available as a web app in the browser or as a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The Pimsleur promise: within 30 days, "intermediate" language proficiency should be possible; otherwise, you will get back your money.

Pimsleur is one of the most expensive language courses in the trusted comparison. Each language course consists of 5 levels, and each level costs you a one-time fee of 150 US dollars (about 108 pounds); this includes learning materials for a 16-hour course. If you want to buy all 5 levels of a language at the same time, there is a discount; a complete course costs only 575 US dollars instead of 750. Pimsleur offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the results of your course.

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