The Ten Best Apps for learning French

If you have an iPad or iPhone you’ll already know that there are some pretty awesome French apps out there. Great for boosting your understanding of French and for using during your French lessons. So we thought we’d pull together a list of our favourites*:

Learn French

  • Best for: Children, game lovers
  • Cost: Free
  • Works with: iPad, iPhone

Description: One of the best education apps of the year! – Apple (Rewind 2011). Start reading, speaking and learning French today with MindSnacks! Our language apps feature nine addictive games that build essential vocabulary & conversation skills. Perfect for students or travelers of any age who want to learn French.

LINGUPINGUFRENCHLinguPingu

  • Best for: Preschoolers (our 3-year old loves it)
  • Cost:$1.99
  • Works with: iPad, iPhone

Description: This intuitive and colourful app for preschoolers is easy to understand through the combination of image and sound. Educational studies have shown that children of a young age are highly receptive to language learning and articulative expression. With LinguPinguin, curious children encounter a playful approach to learning foreign languages.

French Audio Flash cards

  • Best for: School age and adult learners
  • Cost: $14.99
  • Works with: iPad, iPhone

Description: Learn over 4,400 French words! – yes, that is right 4,400! And each and every one with native speaker audio.

iSpeak French

  • Best for: Travellers, School age and adult learners
  • Cost: $1.99
  • Works with: iPad, iPhone

Description: iSpeak French translates from English to French, as well as from French to English using Google’s advanced translation service. High quality English and French voices are included within the app itself, so text to speech is done quickly with full quality and no compression.

Frenchie Teachie

  • Best for: Children
  • Cost: FREE
  • Works with: iPad, iPhone

Description: Learn French the fun way: with easy, fun and cute games ! More than 230 words and their article in 12 different games !

French exercises

  • Best for: School age and adult learners
  • Cost: Free
  • Works with: iPad, iPhone

Description: French learning tools that includes:
– French-English and English-French dictionaries
– several vocabulary and conjugation learning games
The app comes with lots of pictures and recorded words so that you can easily remember vocabulary and pronunciation.

PRINCESSESLEARNFRENCHPrincesses learn French

  • Best for: Younger children
  • Cost: Free
  • Works with: iPad, iPhone

Description: Princesses Learn French™ is a free app that features a story-based approach, using games and songs to expose children to French.
Princesses Learn French™ is designed and tested by multilingual parents and educators who are passionate about inspiring children to learn new languages.

Mes Mots a moi

  • Best for: Younger children
  • Cost: .89 Euros
  • Works with: iPad, iPhone

Description: Mes Mots a moi is the ideal application for your child to learn the alphabet and to help them read French and enrich their vocabulary while having fun!

Free French Essentials by AccelaStudy®

  • Best for: School age and adult learners
  • Cost: Free
  • Works with: iPad, iPhone

Description: AccelaStudy® is the award-winning language education software for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad that helps you understand and pronounce words in the shortest possible time. Learn new French words quickly, easily, and permanently with AccelaStudy®.

French offline translator

  • Best for: Travellers, school age children and adult learners
  • Cost: $10.49
  • Works with: iPad, iPhone

Description: You talk or type – it translates. 100% offline. No data fees.

 

Have you tried Podcasts?

In the iTunes store head to the podcasts section and you can download some great free podcasts.

Our favourite is ‘Coffee Break French’

It starts from the absolute basics of French and works up to full conversation and more advanced language. There are well over 100 sessions and they’re fantastic, and of course you can learn at your own speed.

*Please note that these apps are simply some of the apps used by VoulezVouloz customers and tutors. We are not responsible for the content. We are not affiliated to any of the app development companies nor do we profit by promoting them. We also don’t take any responsibility if you try them and don’t like them!!

 

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Published: Feb 6, 2013

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