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Many of us often say that we want to learn a new language, but often we come up with excuses and reasons why we can't. This little app though will help you learn a new language while playing games. Duolingo is a fun way for you to learn a new language, or brush up on a language you haven't used for a while and it is simple as playing a game. It will say the words and phrases aloud so you can hear the language spoken and will have you translate the words from one language to another. It is great for kids and adults and very easy to use. Learning while playing games--it is the best of both worlds.

  • Name of App: Duolingo
  • Audience: Adult and Teen
  • Platform: iOS, Android
  • What the App Does and why we recommend it: Helps you learn a language while playing games.
  • What platform we used to recommend the app: iOS
  • Cost (at time of review): Free

If you are looking for something with a little more depth, you should try the library's language learning database Mango. I absolutely adore Mango. It includes multiple languages, and will allow you to record your pronunciation of words in the language you are learning so you can match your inflection to the speaker's. It is a marvelous database which you can access for free with your library card. Mango can be used either on the computer or by using an app that is available for both Android and iOS devices. You can find Mango on our "Research It" tab on our homepage listed under our "Top 10 Databses" or simply by clicking this link https://connect.mangolanguages.com/kokomo/login?u=740994.

  • Name of App: Mango
  • Audience: Adult and Teen
  • Platform: iOS, Android
  • What the App Does and why we recommend it: Great free library resource that teaches you multiple different languages.
  • What platform we used to recommend the app: iOS
  • Cost (at time of review): Free

 

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