¡Hola mis amigos! Bienvenido nuevamente a mi blog (:
Today I want to share with you the three apps I use on a daily basis to practice Spanish. These are honestly a key part in my daily learning 🤓. These apps are especially helpful if you don’t have anyone at home to talk to in Spanish because to learn a language we need to practice every single day. + these apps make it easy (:
I want to encourage you to make it a goal to set aside time every day (however long you can) to use one or all of these apps. Practice is the only thing that will get you to where you want to be 🤗 (I’m reminding myself now 😋) Set realistic goals every day so that they are manageably accomplished. + luckily these apps are goal-oriented so you don’t have to think about it too much!
P.S. I’m not sponsored by any of these apps – I genuinely use them and love them!
This app is the one I’ve been using the longest and is seriously so wonderful. You start out with the basic levels and you unlock new levels as you learn. I like how they do a variety of learning techniques.
They also have a section where you can chat with one of their “Bots”. It’s cool because it gives you practice texting. (If you have someone you can text back and forth with in Spanish, that’s great, too!)
The only con I have with Duolingo personally is they teach you the “proper” Spanish from the Spaniard dialect instead of Colombian. Since I’m trying to learn the Colombian dialect, there are a few words that Felipe has to correct for me. So just be aware that there are some words that are not used in Colombia on this app.
I just started a Club on Duolingo! 😻 You can join in and we can help keep each other accountable!
This is another app that I use but kind of in a different way. I use it more to memorize phrases that I will use in every day life. I press the menu in the upper left corner, and then press Phrases. That takes me to the Phrasebook where they have a bunch of categories to choose from. I like to choose a category, and then take a piece of paper (or index cards) and write down all the phrases I don’t know. Then it’s just a matter of repeating them over and over again until they are memorized.
I don’t generally like to use the word of the day or the email that they send with a new word, because Pipe says that most of the words are not really used that much in every day life.
I just got this app recently, but it seems really good so far. It’s a storyline-based app, so you have to go through this space adventure as you learn. It’s really fun! (The only thing I’m not a fan of is there is this alien character that “evolves” as you gain points.)
I hope this blog post was beneficial for you all! Please let me know in the comments if you use any of these apps and what you think about them, or if you have a different app that is your favorite.
Adios! Sincerely, Hannah