As technology advances so does our access to education. Years ago if you wanted to learn a new language you would have to spend a small fortune on expensive software or spend a lot of time in classes. Now you can download an app on your U.S. Cellular phone, like the Apple iPhone 7, and you’re on your way to learning a new language. this post is part of a sponsored coversation as part of the U.S. Cellular Blogger Brigade, all opinions are my own.
Wireless technology is simplifying our lives by making it easier than ever to stay connected no matter where you are. I love that using these apps you can learn a little bit each day instead of cramming an entire language in a short period of time.
Smartphones like the Apple iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 are very useful for learning a new language. One way to use your phone to continue your language education is by downloading language learning apps to increase vocabulary and work on basic grammar.
Another easy way to learn a language is by listening to podcasts or watching videos in that language. There are many easily accessible language-learning videos and podcasts out there. Non-education podcasts and videos, such as sports news or children’s cartoons, are also great ways to become familiar with a secondary language.
A next level trick you can try is changing the language on your smartphone to your new language. Going to Japan next summer? Change your phone’s GPS app to Japanese and quickly learn directional vocabulary that will help you when getting around during your trip.
Sometimes, it is most helpful to be able to look up what a word means. There are universal translator apps such as iTranslate, or for something more detailed, try a language-specific dictionary and translator app, like the German English Dictionary and Translator app by BitKnights, LLC or Pleco Chinese Dictionary for Chinese.
U.S. Cellular recommends the following apps to assist with learning a new language. I mself use Duolingo, and it’s so easy to use and so much fun.
- Mind Snacks
- German English Dictionary and Translator
- Pleco Chinese Dictionary
What apps have you used to help you learn a new language? What language are you learning or what language will you learn with your new apps?