The way the internet has brought people together is nothing short of a miracle. The people from different countries can now chat with each other without having to travel for hours, business owners can now hire workers from across the globe to help them with their business needs, and entrepreneurs can now form companies even if their partners are bajillions of miles away.
With how things are progressing, the younger generations are bound to live a life that’s even more interconnected (globally), than the lives we’re living right now. To prepare them for what’s to come, it pays for parents to help their kids learn new languages. The more languages their kids can learn, the easier it’d be for them to connect with other nationalities. This, of course, can lead to all sorts of opportunities for them.
Because being able to speak multiple languages is now becoming more of a necessity, let’s check out the most popular language learning app that you can use to teach your kids new languages — Mondly.
Over 20 million, that’s the number of downloads the Mondly app has garnered worldwide.The figure is a dead giveaway of how the app isn’t just your regular language learning program — it is more than that.
People love it, people download it, and they’re also leaving truckloads of positive reviews about it. In Google Play alone, the app managed to rake in about 200 reviews, where most of the reviewers gave the app a 5-star rating.
Here’s what the users are saying about the platform.
The plethora of positive feedback that the app is getting is a dead giveaway of how their users love the software.Now that we’ve seen proof of how others are fond of the app, let’s dive deep into the nitty gritty and see what it has to offer.(You can download Mondly using these links: Android | iOS)
There are a lot of good features to be mentioned about this app. However, for the sake of brevity, allow me to share with you 4 of its most remarkable feature:
The app has an astounding verb conjugator to help the apps’ users learn about grammar.
The app has a kid-friendly music, sounds, and animation. This helps make the lessons look more attractive to the kids, causing them to focus on what they’re doing even more.
The app has high-quality audio.
The app has attention-grabbing sound effects.
These are some of the apps’ features that have contributed to the kids wanting to stick with the software, instead of looking for other language learning apps.
Because the app has a Daily Lesson Reminder feature, the kids can be reminded of their commitment towards learning a new language.
Considering how the world is now littered with all sorts of distractions, it’d always be a good idea to give your kids a reminder of their up and coming daily lessons. That way, they’d never miss their lessons.
Adjusting the lesson’s difficulty level
The users also have the option of adjusting their lessons’ difficulty level. This feature keeps a lot of Mondly’s users from getting overwhelmed with the lessons. If they feel that the lessons are a bit too much for their kids, then they’ll simply adjust the lessons’ difficulty level.
The app’s categories.
The app has several categories that their users can choose from after selecting the language that they’d like to learn.
These are some of Mondly’s categories:
Parts of the Body
Fruits and Food
Colors and Numbers
Because Mondly’s categories are what you would often encounter in your everyday activities, the kids won’t have a hard time applying the lessons that they’ve learned. Of course, the more they apply their learnings, the more the ideas crystallize in their minds which will help them with retention.
Lesson presentation. The app’s method of teaching.
One of the things that make Mondly a remarkable language learning app is how they present their lessons in several ways. Because the kids have a unique inclination towards how they absorb ideas, presenting the lessons in various ways helps them learn the topics a lot faster.
These are the different ways the lessons are presented in Mondly:
The students can have an interactive conversation with the native speakers of the language that they’re learning.
Mondly also uses fun word games and flashcards to help the learning process become more entertaining.
The students can play around to learn to speak new phrases so they can form basic sentences.
They also have listening activities where the kids can listen to professional voice actors, so they’ll have a better grasp of the proper intonation, tone, and pronunciation of the words.
When you pair these learning methods with the app’s child-friendly theme and their gamification approach, you’ll realize how perfectly mixed the elements are to create a language learning app that the kids will love.
Mondly’s users have two pricing options to choose from:
Monthly plan – $9.99
12-month plan – $47.99
Considering all the “pros” that the app possesses, and the opportunities that learning a new language will open up for the kids, I find their monthly (or their annual) premium subscription fee to be very affordable.
(Note – The subscription fees are in USD.)
What are some of the language learning apps that you (or your kids) used in the past? Did you end up learning a new language? Or did you end up giving up? Please share your experience in the comments section below.