The iPad device has endless possibilities, as its applications continue to show. One of the very educational things you can use the iPad and its applications for is learning new languages. iOS developers have worked long and hard to develop user-friendly applications that make it as easy as possible for people to learn new languages.
Today we shall summarize 5 such free applications and focus on what they have to offer.
1. Hello Hello World
Hello Hello World is an iPad application sized at nearly 1 MB and compatible with iOS 3.2 or later. The app helps you learn 11 different languages including Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, and Indonesian. The app helps you connect with native language speakers from your device. You can access multiple courses for each language to enhance learning and received written as well as recorded progress feedback for your exercises from friends or the teachers on the app. The app helps you practice speaking, listening, writing, and reading in foreign languages.
Plango is an iPad application sized at nearly 13 MB and compatible with iOS 4.3 or later. The app focuses on improving your proficiency in current foreign language by providing you with recent publications in various languages. Covered languages include English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. You can read the publication and have the meanings of difficult words appear in your own language on the right. Download Plango
3. Learn Italian by Babbel
Learn Italian is an iPad application sized at nearly a hundred MB and compatible with iOS 3.2 or later. This beautiful looking application makes it very enjoyable to learn Italian. Along with showing you Italian words and their corresponding images, the app includes a sound detector which helps improve your pronunciation. The app builds your language skills by first working through sample sentences and then showing how to apply vocabulary words in context. The entire process is fun and easy to go through – the images definitely help.
4. Multi Lang Dictionary and Translator
Multi Lang Dictionary and Translator is iOS application sized at nearly 4 MB and compatible with iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad devices running iOS 3.1 or later. This app is precisely what its name suggests: a dictionary and translator for multiple languages. It will serve excellently in case you want a quick reference to look up the meaning of a foreign language word.
5. Free German Essentials
Free German Essentials is an iOS app sized at nearly 32 MB and compatible with iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad running iOS 4.2 or later. The app focuses on helping you quickly learn German words. The app includes a dictionary, flashcards, multiple choice quizzes, and audio quizzes to help you. If you want to take the fast track to learn German, this app is the ultimate tool for you.
There you have it folks, some useful yet free applications for iPad users who want to learn different languages.