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Lirica - Learn Languages

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Clever method uses hit pop songs to teach language.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Education
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This collection of language lessons cleverly uses the power of song to engage learners and teach key concepts. It's common knowledge that nursery rhymes and songs help young kids develop language. Lirica - Learn Languages takes that idea and ages it up with a varied selection of well-known pop songs. Indeed, kids may quickly find themselves singing parts of newly learned songs in their newly learned language. Each song is matched to a concept, from introducing yourself to possessive adjectives to past experiences and wishes. Along the way, kids build vocabulary and learn about the cultural context of the songs and artists. The learning activities are the same for each song, which might feel repetitive after a few lessons. Also, given that these songs are pop hits, they come with all the potential content concerns that the genre has. There's nothing to suggest that the developers purposefully choose songs or song sections with mature content, but the app wasn't made specifically for kids. So, parents should be aware that as their kids are combing through song lyrics with a fine-toothed comb, they might be in close contact with themes of violence, drinking or drug use, language, and particularly, sexuality. Overall, Lirica - Learn Languages is a wonderfully fresh and engaging way to dive into a new language.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Subjects: Arts : music
  • Skills: Self-Direction : personal growth, Communication : multiple forms of expression
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (subscribe for full access: $7.99/month or $24.99/year after one-month free trial)
  • Release date: May 18, 2020
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Music and Sing-Along
  • Publisher: lirica
  • Version: 3.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: September 25, 2020

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