A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
To use LEARN SPANISH (HELLO-HELLO), first choose your native language and start Lesson 1. Read what you're going to learn in that lesson. After you watch the video with animated characters having a conversation, go to the reinforcement page where you listen to a phrase spoken in Spanish, speak it yourself, then write and check it. Next you'll read it, listen again, and build related vocabulary. Outside of the lessons, you can also set up the Word of the Day notification to learn a new word at the same time each day. Once you complete all eight steps in a lesson, move onto the next lesson by paying $0.99 per lesson or $19.99 for the full 30-lesson course.
Is it any good?
This app takes a thorough and fun approach to learning Spanish. The multi-step method on Learn Spanish (Hello-Hello) requires the app user to speak, write, listen to, and read the animated lesson. This is terrific reinforcement, and it also plays to users' various learning styles. Because the animated characters are adults, a few of the conversations and scenes take on a more adult tone -- dating suggestions, champagne glass in hand -- but the app is still appropriate for teens. It'll be especially fun for teens and adults who already have at least a bit of Spanish vocabulary knowledge, although it's not a necessity. Some of the spelling segments can be difficult, and users will need to switch to the Spanish keyboard on their device to access Spanish letters (accent marks, tildes). For teens and adults who want a systematic approach to learning Spanish, Learn Spanish (Hello-Hello) is a solid option.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the most effective way to use Learn Spanish (Hello-Hello). Explain to your teens why it's important to consistently practice a language that they're learning.
If this app's approach isn't right for your kid, check out Common Sense Media's Apps That Help Kids Learn a New Language.
If you don't know Spanish, use this app, too, so you and your kid can practice conversations together.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, naming, speaking, vocabulary, writing
- Skills: Self-Direction: academic development, work to achieve goals
Communication: listening, multiple forms of expression, speaking
- Price: Free to try
- Pricing structure: Free to try (in-app purchases $0.99 to $19.99 for courses or full content)
- Release date: October 16, 2017
- Category: Education
- Size: 253.00 MB
- Publisher: Hello-Hello
- Version: 2.5
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later
- Last updated: February 15, 2020
Our editors recommend
For kids who love learning a new language
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