Language apps

Sharpen up your Mandarin the Farber way

Let's face it, it's pretty hard to go past a language app that takes its name from a classic sandwich, so BaconLanguageTomato had to be investigated further.it turns out that what could have been mistaken for something served up for breakfast or lunch at O'Doule's in San Francisco, turns out to be a very smart and neat looking app that asks if you are hungry to speak the Mandarin Chinese language. It's a virtual Mandarin dictionary with an unusual slant that puts into practice a technique made famous by former US radio host Barry Farber.   Farber was a native of Baltimore, Maryland ...  More

BaconLanguageTomato Jan 31st 2013

The complete solution to all your translation needs

I'm sure we've all bought one of those kits where the instructions have obviously been really badly translated from its native language into English. We laugh at how ludicrous the translations are but, in reality, it's hardly the stuff that will encourage you to make a repeat purchase  - especially if your kit doesn't quite turn out how it was supposed to. For the professional organization, the translation of your written material is vitally important and Crowdin offers a 'best in show' app for iOS and Android that is a complete solution to translation problems whether your project is ...  More

Crowdin Oct 5th 2012

A fun and effective way of learning conversational Japanese

They say that if you are going to learn a language then the earlier you start the better. But why is that I wonder? Surely, the brain power of an adult with their learning capacity and drive is going to be able to pick up a language at least as quickly as a little kid. So maybe the learning pattern is not quite right. StudyChat Japanese was developed to incorporate an element of fun into language learning in the same way that kids are taught new words and phrases in another language.  It uses the simple and fun  idea of flash cards to encourage better understanding of the ...  More

StudyChat Japanese Aug 28th 2012

The only translation app you will ever need

For me, there is only one service that I ever use when I need to translate one language into another. Google Translate is the pinnacle of language translators and it's good to see that lightroomapps have updated it and built this version for all your iOS iDevices. GoTranslate translates words as well as sentences between over 66 different languages, contains translation history and allows you to sync it over iCloud between all your devices.   GoTranslate is what's known as a 'best in class' application and everything else will be compared to it. Why? Well, apart from the credibility ...  More

GoTranslate for Google Translate™ Aug 8th 2012

Learn the lingo from social fluent speakers

One of the most perplexing problems of learning a language online is that it's difficult to get immediate feedback on some of the nuances of the language you are learning. Fixoodle goes some way to addressing this problem by going social and having online friends who speak the lingo oversee and correct any mistakes that you might have made. By connecting you with fluent friends this language and learning application puts a whole new spin on the art of linguistics by letting you converse with native speakers via global messaging, virtual classrooms and video sharing.  More

Fixoodle Apr 3rd 2012

The simplest way to learn to write Chinese

This simple Learn to write Chinese application from the Monkey Write people is another in the series following their earlier Numbers, Blessings and Eating Out excursions. It's a free and easy to use language, education and learning tool for android that literally teaches one to write Chinese characters and turns it into a bit of a game that even kids can play and learn from.   It's said that the only way to truly master the complicated art of Chinese writing is practice, practice and more practice. However, doing that on paper could be construed as being rather dull - especially if ...  More

Monkey Write: Learn to write Chinese Mar 29th 2012

Learn to converse in business Chinese

You've only got to look at the career of former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who is fluent in Mandarin, to realize the respect the Chinese business community has for someone who can be bothered to learn their language. And with the Chinese economy still booming it is important that you put on your best show when dealing with their business people. Far East Business Chinese is a language app for Android that is specifically designed to teach business people the rudimentaries of conversing with Chinese business people in their own language.   Far East Business Chinese is aimed ...  More

Far East Business Chinese 1 Dec 27th 2011

Social network for people learning a foreign language

We all have our own little social networking networks but really we are all mostly just talking to people we know and rarely step out of our safe environment. If there's one thing that Facebook doesn't really address it's the cross-borders stuff where you can meet up and converse with people who speak other languages. If you are learning a language think how great it would be to chat with other users who speak that language. Polyspeaks is an easy to use web-based chat and social networking tool that addresses that problem. Polyspeaks is a simple web-based chat tool allowing language ...  More

Polyspeaks Nov 28th 2011

Fun, free and effective language learning.

One of the most frustrating things about learning a new language is the rather dull methods of learning generally available. Wouldn't it be great if you could learn the language from own your favorite source material. StudyStream is a language app that lets you personalize and learn a language from one of your favorite online videos or news stories or even a blog.  More

Studystre.am Nov 21st 2011

Les Verbes

We wanted to help intermediate French language students around the world conquer verb ...  More

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