Best Apps for Spanish Language Learners [2021]

Best Apps for spanish language learners

There are a surprising number of apps to help people learning Spanish (or other languages) so you are probably wondering what are the best apps for Spanish language learners.

But before, we want to clarify that we do not believe apps can replace your real-life teacher, especially if you want to improve your speaking and writing skills. 

One of the reasons is that when using an app, no one corrects your mistakes or encourages you to use the language in a real and useful context. Also, understanding grammar contents can be really hard without any help from your teacher, and apps will not solve your individual questions or attend to your individual learning needs.

However, some apps make great supplements to your regular Spanish classes. 

That is why in this article, we will not talk about apps “for learning Spanish”. Instead, we want to recommend apps that can help you during your learning process.

These recommended apps are organized into  5 categories so it is easy to find ones that suit your needs:

 

Our recommended apps are not specifically aimed at Spanish learners, as most of them are targeted at native speakers. However, if you have an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish, we highly recommend having contact with resources that are designed and written for native speakers.

We also have other articles that might interest you, like the best grammar and vocabulary books for learning Spanish or the best habits to learn Spanish faster.

Here’s our pick of the best apps for Spanish language learners:

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The Best Language Translation and Dictionary Apps for Spanish Learners

⇒ Reverso Translate and Learn

Reverso is the all-in-one tool that provides you high-quality translations and helps you improve your language skills seamlessly. And it’s free.

The app includes flashcards, quizzes, and games generated based on your searches to help you focus on the words and expressions that matter to you.

It also has a conjugator for Spanish verbs, which is very useful for Spanish learners. You can type in infinitive forms such as “comer”, “jugar”, … but also conjugated forms (“quería”, “tuvo”, “escribiste”) … The conjugator recognizes reflexive verbs (“encontrarse”, “enfadarse”) and negative verbs (“no saber”).

⇒ WordReference.com dictionaries

The app of the world’s most popular dictionary translation website. It grants you quick access to their extensive dictionaries and forum discussions.

Forums contain over 2 million questions and answers about Spanish and translation. Probably your questions have already been answered.

There are also conjugators available on this app.

SpanishDict Translator

SpanishDict is a Spanish translator, dictionary, and conjugator trusted by more than 10 million people each month.

This app includes expert articles and interactive video lessons on how to use the Spanish language.

Also, there is a “Spanish Word of the Day”, a fun way to learn new words in Spanish.

Apps to Learn and Memorize New Spanish Words

⇒ Quizlet: Learn Languages with Flashcards for Free

Quizlet is a flashcards app created to help you study and learn. It’s simple to create your own flashcards or choose from existing sets.

When using Quizlet, students log in and choose the appropriate study set for the concepts they need to review. These can be created by a teacher or generated by other users.

⇒ Flashcards – Study, Memorize & Prepare for exams

This app helps you to enhance your studies with flashcards. You can easily create study sets, and share them with friends. It has different practice modes to study and works fully offline.

The app helps you with improving your language learning experience by allowing you to add different words you want to memorize in any language.

Apps to Improve Your Listening Skills in Spanish

⇒ Spotify – Music and Podcasts

SpotifySpotify is a digital music, podcast, and video service that gives you access to millions of songs and other content from creators all over the world. Basic functions such as playing music are totally free.

You can find many Spanish music playlists and Spanish podcasts to improve your listening skills.

⇒ Podimo – Listen to local and personalized podcasts

Podimo is an open podcast platform that offers personally curated recommendations to users while supporting creators through a brand new revenue share.

You can find interesting and fun podcasts to practice your listening skills. We highly recommend: “Mi patio de vecinas” and “Vidas contadas“, both about interviews.

⇒ Cadena SER Radio

Cadena Ser is one of the most popular Spanish radio stations. Its app is easy to use and you can have a lot of content to listen to in Spanish.

Apps to Improve Your Reading Skills in Spanish

⇒ BBC Mundo

This Spanish-language app from the BBC provides up-to-date news stories perfect for intermediate to advanced Spanish students.

Headlines offer quick, easy reading practice. Plus, if you don’t understand a word, you can refer to the associated image for helpful context clues.

There is also a video section in the app and BBC Mundo has a great Youtube channel with interesting videos about current topics.

Along with the reading practice, you’ll also be getting exposure to the issues that are relevant to the Spanish-speaking world.

The best game apps to improve your Spanish

⇒ Roscopalabra

It is a game of definitions based on the famous TV show “Pasapalabra“.

 

 

 

⇒ Ciudad de Palabras: Palabras Conectadas

Exercise your brain with hundreds of unique word search puzzles. Solve hidden word puzzles and have fun while traveling with word scramble and word escape puzzles.

Find the correct letters needed to solve the puzzle. Tap to your letters, unscramble words and unlock new levels with ever-more challenging word puzzles.

You will be amazed at how many words you can come up with!

⇒ eTABU – Social Game – Party with taboo cards!

eTABU is a social game where players of two teams guess the keywords presented by their teammates, who cannot use the forbidden words or gestures. The team that earns a certain amount of points first, wins. The online mode lets you compete with players all over the world.

If you have played the classic board game Taboo, this game will be familiar to you.

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Who wrote this post?

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We are CactusBCN Languages, a Spanish language school located in Barcelona.

Since March 2020, the pandemic situation encouraged us to start teaching online. All our students were happy with this change so we will keep teaching online for a while 🙂

The school was founded and is run by two enthusiastic teachers: Marta and Verónica. We were teaching Spanish around the world for a few years and when we come back to Spain, we decided to start our own school. 

It is a small local business. We work with small groups because we like to get to know all our students and design personalized lessons.
 
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