Language learning tools and translators have been in high demand for years. To be bilingual or multilingual opens up so many opportunities for both your career and for interacting with others from different cultures.
Recently there has been interest in a more 'personal' approach to learning a new language. Smartphones have been one of the key drivers of enterprise mobility. This is the main reason for the increased demand for mobile language learning applications. Incorporating chatbots into mobile apps further scales up personalization in the learning process by offering services at user's convenience with unique learning experiences. Users can interact and learn from language chatbots in natural and human-like interactive experiences. Here are the top language learning chatbot apps we've found.
Duolingo is probably the most popular language learning chatbot platform in the U.S (and possibly around the world). This chatbot platform is fully equipped with AI algorithms to understand the user context and respond to users contextually and uniquely, meaning that different users get a different response for a similar inquiry. With their virtual language tutors leading the language learning chatbot front, Duolingo has helped thousands of people learn a new language comfortably and without embarrassment that might happen by miscommunicating with a native speaker.
Originally the bots were only able to communicate between English, Spanish, German, or French. Now they are capable of discussing topics in over 23 different languages (and growing). Duolingo was listed as one of the best language learning software by PC Magazine.
Watch how Dulingo chatbot works:
Mondly is another well-known language learning platform available for both Android and iOS platforms Mondly language learning chatbot supports users with 33 languages. They have incorporated chatbots in their online learning as well as via a mobile app where you can choose to either type or speak your responses. Helping you through everyday scenarios such as ordering drinks at a restaurant. Mondly chatbots can get you to a better understanding of the basics of a new language with ease.
Watch how Mondly chatbot works:
Is English your second language? Andy the Chatbot is your new English teacher here to help you practice. Andy can give lessons in grammar, expanding your vocabulary with a built-in dictionary, and even providing a simple interface for casual discussion. You can even have Andy play language games with you. The Andy chatbot app is available for Android and iOS users.
While Andy isn't the most advanced chatbot on the market, it definitely is a start for those who are only starting to learn English.
4. Lanny From Eggbun Education
A little more obscure than the others, Eggbun Education is for those who are looking to learn Korean, Japanese, or Chinese with a friendly character: Lanny. Lanny is "An automated language tutor in your pocket," Eggbun's website boasts. Lanny is available both as a web version and mobile app. Their series of chatbot apps (Eggbun: Easy to Learn ____) have been downloaded over a million times. Unlike other chatbots that are simply to help you speak a new language, Lanny will also teach you about the history and culture of the country the language originates from. This chatbot application can help users to practice listening and pronunciation skills with voice messages. This is available for Andriod as well as iOS users.
Watch how Eggbun Education works:
Memrise chatbot application not only provides tutoring on languages alone, but it also offers many other courses too. This application won the best App winner award in Google Play Awards-2017. It helps users with more than 20 languages around the globe and also offers smart ways to engage readers in learning language and vocabulary in a more native way. This application serves users on iOS and Andriod platforms. This uses real-time object identification methods to engage the users in learning real-time, meaning users can take a photo of any object and feed to the app to know the name of the object in the user’s desired language.
Watch Memrise in action:
This language learning application enables users to learn more than 25 languages on any device, anytime. This application allows the user to continue their learning both offline and online. This application is available on iOS and Android platforms along with the a web version. The Rosettastone application uses TruAccent speech engine to ensure users get the right articulation. This app uses augmented reality and embedded translation features to teach users in real time.
How Rosettastone works:
Lessons crafted by language experts, and voiced by native speakers, Babbel will get you ready for real-life situations. Interactive dialogues will give you the confidence to speak, and our speech recognition technology will help you get it right Curated review sessions will reinforce what you’ve learned by bringing it back in new contexts, committing it to memory so you’ll never struggle for the right words.