Apps That Help Kids Learn a New Language

Want your kids to grow up knowing a language other than their native one? These handy digital tools can teach kids of all ages a new language, from gaining an understanding of basic mechanics to speaking, writing, and conversing fluently. Before you know it, your kids will be well on their way to being bilingual -- or even trilingual. Plus parents can use them as well! For more bilingual media, be sure to check our our list of English/Spanish Bilingual Books

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MamaLingua Lite App Poster Image
Unique system to learn language and teach it to kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2016)
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends - First Words App Poster Image
Eric Carle faves teach vocab in English and other languages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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Curiosityville Website Poster Image
Charming site tracks kids' progress in learning games.
URL: http://www.curiosityville.com
(2012)
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Early Lingo Spanish Language Learning for Kids App Poster Image
Full-immersion approach has both hits and misses.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Learn English for Toddlers and Kids App Poster Image
Basic intro to English vocab is accessible but uninspiring.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Learning English for kids - Lingokids App Poster Image
Fun, full language immersion with live teachers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
(2017)
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Little Chatterbox for Kids App Poster Image
Great intro to vocab in multiple languages, but has limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Miao Mi - Learn Mandarin Chinese for Kids & Junior App Poster Image
Nice dual-language approach, but so-so games, videos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Mundo Lanugo - Juega y Aprende App Poster Image
Simple activities immerse kids in Latin American culture.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Montessori Letter Sounds - Phonics in English, Spanish, French & Italian App Poster Image
Self-directed, fun, simple lessons will engage prereaders.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2014)
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Spanish School Bus for Kids – Learn with Fun Vocab Games and Music App Poster Image
Matching game and videos teach words, a bit of culture.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
(2015)
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Word Games for Kids - Futaba App Poster Image
Customizable matching game a fun way to learn with others.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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EASY peasy: English for Kids App Poster Image
Customizable flash cards adapt to each kid learning English.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Juana la Iguana en la Granja, Aprende en Español / Spanish App Poster Image
Cute iguana guides kids through games entirely in Spanish.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Enchanted Learning Website Poster Image
Not flashy, but filled with good educational activities.
URL: http://www.enchantedlearning.com
(2011)
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UpToTen Website Poster Image
Sweet bilingual activity site has games and more.
URL: http://www.uptoten.com
(2007)
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Learn Spanish with Pili Pop Espanol: Language learning methods for kids App Poster Image
Build basic Spanish vocabulary, pronunciation; hefty price.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Mango Languages Website Poster Image
Great interface, cool videos focus on culture, conversation.
URL: http://www.mangolanguages.com
(2013)
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Learn Spanish - MindSnacks App Poster Image
Fast-paced fiesta of language fun for older kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
(2013)
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Memrise: learn languages App Poster Image
Fun theme, lots of languages, pro version promotion.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Duolingo: Learn Languages Free App Poster Image
Plentiful, fun, fantastic, and free language lessons.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Windows Phone
(2014)
(2014)
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Learn French by MindSnacks App Poster Image
Delightful language-learning games build solid vocabulary.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2013)
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Learn Spanish with babbel.com App Poster Image
Functional, Euro-centric language app low on "wow" factor.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app, Windows Phone
(2013)
(2013)
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Lingro Website Poster Image
Crowdsourced language-learning tool translates websites.
URL: http://www.lingro.com
(2013)
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Tinycards -- Learn with Fun, Free Flashcards App Poster Image
Immersive, playful flash cards help kids memorize concepts.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2017)
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Duolingo Website Poster Image
Stellar game-based lessons make for solid language learning
URL: http://duolingo.com/
(2013)
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Forvo Website Poster Image
Millions of words pronounced on basic, crowd-sourced site.
URL: http://www.forvo.com
(2013)
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Learn Spanish (Hello-Hello) App Poster Image
Learn conversational Spanish via eight ways in 30 lessons.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Learn to Speak Spanish With MosaLingua App Poster Image
Learn language via fancy flash cards, frequent practice.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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LingQ - Learning 25 Languages App Poster Image
Solid immersion language-learning experience needs tutorial.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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