We've all heard of Busuu and Duolingo: they're both super popular and entertaining apps to make language learning a snap. Their short and snappy exercises, and game-like mechanics encourage us to have a go every day, helping us get better and better in small but effective steps.
But they aren't on their own. There are a host of other great apps for budding polyglots that are more than worthy of a space on your iOS device, each bringing its own element of novelty and innovation to make language learning more dynamic than ever.
Keep reading to discover these fabulous 5 alternatives to Duolingo.
Forvo is a language learning app that teaches you the different pronunciations of a word in the language you choose. It covers thousands of words in more than 300 languages, and allows you to record correct pronunciations in your native language so that others can use it as a guide.
Don't know the difference between how the word 'schedule' should be said in the United Kingdom and the United States? Thanks to Forvo, you can learn both versions and much, much more.
Lingvist boasts the ability to help you learn the basics of a language in just 200 hours, via a series of short vocab, listening, and reading comprehension exercises.
With an organized yet attractive design, Lingvist will help you learn hundreds of new words with its simple mechanics and set dialogues. Learning a language is quicker than you ever thought it could be.
easy ten - learn 10 foreign words per day in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German and Russian languages
Easy Ten gives you ten new words a day in any language of your choice. All you have to do is remember those words, and then the next day you'll get ten more. You get real life examples, testing to see what you remember, and even pronunciation guides.
The pronunciation guide is definitely one of the best parts about the app - it helps you to learn the word and hear it, for people who are auditory learners. The achievements are also fun and encourage you to keep going.
Learn Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese language lessons with Mondly
If you're planning on visiting foreign lands, or fancy learning a new language, Mondly is a great app for learning in a hurry. Learn a huge array of languages and perfect your skills with the bags of features included in this complete app.
The app is really well designed and each language is organized by useful topics including: family, countries and languages, food and drink, and more. Mondly teaches you real, everyday phrases and even lets you record and play back your own voice.
Yarn Vocabulary turns an activity you do anyway - reading the news - into a painless language learning exercise. You'll spend no extra time beyond what you already do to catch up on the day's events, and you'll find that the new words just absorb themselves painlessly into your brain.
The app scans articles (in English) from The Guardian and quizzes you on key vocabulary terms. Convert them into the corresponding words in your target language to pick up vocab points. The app will scale up the difficulty of the words as you answer more and more correctly.