In Summary
  • Whatever the reason for studying a new language today, you do not need thousands of shillings to begin straightaway.
  • One of the easiest ways of learning a foreign language better and fast is through interaction with native speakers.
  • The following apps make learning a new language easy from wherever you are, interact with native speakers, join chats, access video guides among other resources offline and online.

The British Council survey on The Languages for the Future that are most important for the UK had ten foreign languages, from Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish to Japanese in that order.

In Kenya, Mandarin Chinese would probably take precedence considering the huge Chinese investment in Kenya and explosion of cultural, economic and international relations between Kenya and China.

Whatever the reason for studying a new language today, you do not need thousands of shillings to begin straightaway. One of the easiest ways of learning a foreign language better and fast is through interaction with native speakers.

The following apps make learning a new language easy from wherever you are, interact with native speakers, join chats, access video guides among other resources offline and online.

All you need is your Smartphone and desire to learn.

TANDEM

Will billions of people worldwide either interested or already learning a new language, Tandem allows you to practice a foreign language with real people.

The app matches you with a partner for a language exchange programme to teach one another your native languages. It makes it perfectly easy to take up commonly used idioms and slang.

There are over 150 languages to choose from and includes such features as text chat, video calls, professional tutors, audio calls, native language speaker matching tool, among others.

MONDLY

From Hindi, Russian, French, Persian, Chinese, Hebrew, Czech, Danish to Afrikaans and anything in between, the Mondly app is a quick way to take up a new language. Lots of free lessons are provided with phrases, sentences, words and conversations ready for you.

Whether you are a beginner, professional or just a mere traveller who wants to get by in a new land the app is easy to adjust to meet your unique needs.

Language exercises for speaking, reading, writing or listening are provided as well through an easy to use personal tutor app.

SPEAKY

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