Blue Canoe: Speak English 17+

Learn. Be clear. Be understood

Blue Canoe Learning Inc

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.7 • 55 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Learn to speak English clearly and confidently with the #1 spoken English app recommended by ESL teachers! Blue Canoe is the fun app with a virtual AI teacher that helps you speak English so others can easily understand you. Amazing progress, in just 10 minutes a day.

Designed by English teachers and experts in the brain science of language, Blue Canoe helps you hear and pronounce the important sounds and rhythms of English. You’ll quickly learn the secrets of what is important to master, and not waste time on unimportant details. Based on the revolutionary Color Vowel® System, you’ll see how your brain successfully learns new sounds by noticing their Colors, and how opening your hand will help you emphasize the right syllables.

You will love learning with Blue Canoe, as we help you move your accent from “hard to understand” to “charming”.

Blue Canoe Basic is completely free, and our Color It Out card game is the best way to learn to pronounce 200 of the most common English words. So get started now!


• Blue Canoe is the most effective and fun way to learn to speak English clearly.
• Improve your pronunciation with our daily recommendations in just 10 minutes a day
• Practice 3000+ words and sentences for common conversations
• Get targeted feedback, naming your errors and how to improve.
• Based on the Color Vowel System, the only brain-based method for learning spoken English. It is used around the world by more than 10,000 English teachers, and now you can use it too!
• Unique speech recognition and AI system (patent-pending!) that is the only one in the world to use the Color Vowel System.
• Blue Canoe has been recognized with many awards, including winner of the EdTechX Cool Tool Award, the Tech Impact Award, the Qualcomm Ventures Award, and the Featured Start up Award.


• All non-native English speakers who want to improve their clarity and confidence in speaking English.
• Learners in middle school, high school, college, or in the workplace.
• If you are preparing for a high stakes test (TOEIC®, TOEFL®, IELTS®, and others), or want to advance your career


"I am so glad I found Blue Canoe to help me practice speaking English. I never thought learning could be so fun. It's the best app I have ever had."
- Sergio Gonzalez, Customer Support Associate, Mexico

“I have fallen in love with Blue Canoe! We use it and recommend it to our English learners!”
- Ruth Voetmann, Intensive ESL Instructor and Department Chair, Edmonds College

“It's an amazing app. If you're patient enough, you'll experience how you can improve your pronunciation with Blue Canoe. I'd like to strongly recommend this app!”
- John Kwon, Program Manager, Korea

“Blue Canoe is the best solution we have found to really improve our employees’ pronunciation. We are delighted to offer it to our teams and see their spoken English develop on a consistent basis.”
- Neil Hasegawa-Yates, English Teacher, Ernst & Young Tax Co.


You can decide to upgrade from Blue Canoe Basic to Blue Canoe Premium to learn more, faster. Try it for free for 7 days!

With Blue Canoe Premium, you get:

• 3000+ English vocabulary, with words, phrases and sentences.
• Today’s Plan, a daily personalized recommendation for which activities to do.
• Sort It Out, a fun and engaging sorting game to push your knowledge
• A large library of Lessons on various topics, from traveling to phone calls to computer technology.
• Dictionary, teaching you the stress and Color of every word you look up.
• Fun weekly Quizzes to test your level
• Teaching videos to guide you every step of the way
• A calendar to keep you on track

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What’s New

Version 2.20.2

Sound playback and permission fixes. Pricing fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Larawa ,

Pronunciation experts know that this is excellent

As someone who has been teaching people to speak English effectively and intelligibly for more than two decades, I highly recommend this excellent app! Both the app and the Color Vowel approach on which it is based is a game changer for teachers and students. It gives teachers and students a common language to refer to vowel sounds, and it helps students to understand the rhythm of English-something that is not taught often enough but is crucial for intelligibility. With the regular reminders from the app, students can stay on target and practice in a fun way, and look up their pronunciation doubts in the dictionary. Plus, the app just keeps improving all the time!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your review! We love partnering with ESL teachers, and work very hard with our language experts to create an effective solution to help students.

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ELA applause

As an Instructor of adult learners, I really like this APP. It’s easy to use, fun, and takes minimum time away from busy lives, with maximum results. The Color Vowel System is easy for students to learn and start applying right from the start of the quarter. From the data generated within the APP, it’s clear that the students who spend just 10 minutes a day, make progress. Student feedback is positive, and that’s important. They confirm it not only clarifies pronunciation puzzles, but it helps grow vocabulary, reading and writing skills. I’m using the APP for a third quarter. It frees instruction time for other pronunciation activities. Blue Canoe, well done!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much! Your positive experience with your students and your 5 star review makes our whole team proud!

Jay-Ridge ,

Navigate English with Blue Canoe

I have been using Blue Canoe in my high school ESL classroom for over a year. It has been amazing. The students enjoy the challenging variety of conversation topics. They eagerly try to improve in their scores because the feedback is instantaneous. All the other features and activities that go with it are ever expanding. I’ve given each student their own color vowel chart and it is has really helped to differentiate and attack pronunciation and strengthen fluency. Company support is incredible and truly shows their heart is in the right place.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are delighted that Blue Canoe is helping your high school class!

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