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Teach Yourself Foreign Languages with Your Android

By Louis Habersham, 23/07/2015, updated on 21/01/2022

We should keep learning to fulfill ourselves so as not to fall behind. Foreign languages learning apps are good choices. It's very practical for almost every one, international sales, students, teachers, businessman, or someone travel abroad a lot, to name a few. Today, I will show you several useful Android apps for you to learn foreign languages.

Duolingo [Editor's Choice]

Duolingo is an outstanding foreign languages learning app for Android users. It supports various of foreign languages including Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Danish, English and more.

I've taught myself French with Duolingo few months ago. It's awesome that lessons are shorts but efficient. We are allowed to learn new words with the listening, spelling and the picture-matching.

You can review the lessons you've learned to strengthen your memory of the words if the strength bar of the lessons ranked low.

Below are several reviews from the leading magazines:

"Far and away the best languages-learning app." —The Wall Street Journal

"Duolingo may hold the secret to the future of education." —TIME Magazine

"Among apps for learning a language, you can't beat Duolingo." —PC Magazine.

"The most productive means of procrastination ever discovered. The short lesson blocks are painless and peppy, and reaching the next level (and then the level after that) becomes addictive." —Slate

With 34 hours of Duolingo learning, it's equal to a semester of the lesson you take in university.



Babbel is excellent Android foreign languages learning app that supports more than 13 different languages, including French, Spanish, French and Japanese, as well. It supports customized learning goal and provides you with interesting listening, writing and speaking training. The speech recognition system will help you correct your pronunciation.

There are subscriptions for you to subscribe and continuous feed will be sent to you before the end of the payment period. Last but not least, you can sync your foreign languages learning record to other Android phone/tablet or computer as well. Check the below review please:

"The app I've found most powerful is Babbel." - New York Times

"Babbel: Help Me, Help You Learn A New Languages." - TechCrunch

"9 out of 10." - Wired



Busuu is an Android foreign languages learning app that has got a big fame among Android users as well as leading media. Below are some reviews from the prominent companies:

Forbes – "Quicker, Smarter, Better"

New York Times – "easy to use & feels cheerful"

Google – "Must Have App"

BBC – "easier way to learn"

More than 50 million people in the world use Bussu to learn foreign languages like Spanish, French, Rusian, Polish, and more. You can learn new languages with just few minutes each day. After setting your own goal and work hard toward it, you will find you become much confident in employment and travel abroad. After the continuous learning and practicing, you will find it helpful to assist you learn foreign languages.


Memrise [Editor's Choice]

Memrise is a professional and scientific foreign languages learning app designed by the world's famous memory coach, Ed Cooke, who studies on improving people's memory and make things much easier to learn and efficient. You can learn 44 words per hour with an option of more than 200 languages options. Different modes are provided, visual learning, rapid recall and review to strengthen, and more.


Learn German - DE Translator

DE Translator is a German – English Translator that helps you learn German by learning the 800+ common used phrases and vocabularies. It's easy to store the words as you like. This awesome will help you correct your pronunciation and you can also adjust the font size for the most convenient reading status. You are also allowed to search the words or phrases by keywords. Lastly, it doesn't require any internet connection.

"I used this app to learn German before I travelled to Germany, and that works. Thanks." – A young lady.

"This is a helpful app for me. I flied to Germany last year to have a meeting with my German business partner. The German that I learned helped me cope with the hotel issues easily." – A business man.

Learn German - DE Translator

Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone is the last foreign languages learning app for Android users that I want to recommend to you today. If you'd like to learn a new languages on your own without taking any lessons in the educational organization, you can download Rosetta on your Android. Spanish, Italian, German, French, and more are supported in this comprehensive app.

You can not only learn new words, but also grammar on how to use them in conversation. It's just like your personal languages tutor that can be with you any time you want. Lessons are divided according to the occasions like shopping, travelling, social life, and so on.

Let's have a look at the below reviews:

"The gold standard of computer-based languages learning." – CNN

"I love Rosetta Stone's software, and I think the approach to learning languages works." – TechCrunch

"Rosetta Stone may be the next best thing to living in a country." – The Wall Street Journal

Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone

You can download the above apps to teach yourself foreign languages you like on your Android if you have no time or don't want to pay for the high tuition fee. That helps you cope with the daily use of the foreign languages like reserve hotel, have dinner in restaurant and ask the direction and more.