HelloTalk, the 1st global language learning and culture exchange community, connects you with native speakers of other languages (English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Hindi, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, and over 150 other languages) for FREE! Practice your speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills now!
► The Largest Language Exchange Community
Search for any language partner whose learning needs match yours.
► Perfect Your Pronunciation
Practice the language you’re learning with native speakers via text and voice messages, as well as audio and video calls for free.
► Improve Your Grammar Skills
Learn grammar through translation, transliteration, AI grammar correction, text to voice, and voice recognition.
► Most Helpful Conversation Exchange
Use Moments to share and ask questions about language, culture, or travel to all native speakers. Here you can even post audio messages and get feedback on your pronunciation from native speakers.
► What’s More
HelloTalk also has a wealth of word study games, foreign language podcasts, and one-on-one sessions with foreign teachers to strengthen your speaking skills!
Learning with HelloTalk is based on communication, not curriculum. You don’t have homework!
Instead, just chat and have fun while learning a new language.
*****IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ANOTHER CULTURE*****
When you learn a language with real people, you’ll learn more than just the language. You'll be exposed to a different culture and a new way of seeing the world.
In HelloTalk, you can connect with real people who might be your “pen pals” that can help you with your Japanese grammar or accent, explain Chinese culture to you, be your travel buddy in France, and more.
It helps you overcome language barriers, see cultural diversity, and prepare for culture shock before you travel, study, or work in a foreign country.
With millions of users in the app, it’ll be easy for you to find partners to chat with, in any language!
Don’t miss these interesting courses:
► HelloLanguage Podcast: Foreign language teachers focusing on authentic pronunciation will help you see improvement in your speaking ability!
► HelloWords: It only takes 5 minutes a day to improve your language vocabulary.
► English Times: Reading interesting English articles everyday is the simplest and best way to improve your English reading ability.
► Live Class: All courses are carefully crafted by language experts, so you can easily start from scratch.
Come and change the way people learn languages with HelloTalk! Our vision is to make the world have no difficult language to learn!
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- Unlimited translations
- Learn up to three languages at the same time
- Search for language partners by location and gender
- Get up to 9x more exposure than non-VIP members
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- Yearly subscription for US$39.99
- Lifetime subscription for US$89.99
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- Optimized the registration process, now you can register and log in using a third-party account with one click
- Added Recommended Topics to Moments, allowing you to instantly participate in popular topics
- Added user recommendations, making it easier to find language partners that suit you
- Optimized user experience and fixed some usage problems
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
the absolute BEST app for language learners
when i tell you i NEVER write reviews i mean in my entire decade of using the App Store i have never felt strongly enough about any app to even consider writing a review but this app is honestly better than any app out there for language learning and i have used them ALL (the money costing ones too). it’s literally a form of social media for people who want to learn languages! like, i don’t know about anyone else but that is my dream come true. you can set it to show you people in your general age range too which is awesome because you’re socializing and talking about things that are relevant to you while also becoming more and more fluent in a language. i swear I’ve had the app under 24 hours now and i’ve learned more words than i think i’ve learned in total from other apps. even the actual lessons are interesting because they’re immersive and teaching words that you are interested to learn using scenarios you will actually find yourself in. and that is coming from someone who just listened to 20 minutes tops of lessons in a language i’d been putting off learning for years! and i DESPISE studying!
it seriously feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders especially now that i have something to do that isn’t frying my brain while i’m locked up in my house for quarantine. thank you so much to whoever thought up such a marvelous concept!
Best language app for learning Russian and Mandarin Chinese
I can not say enough good things about this app, especially as it applies to Russian and Chinese (which is rare in terms of language apps). I really think it’s the best thing for language immersion next to actually living in a different culture. Hellotalk actually makes me motivated to practice everyday without noticing I’m doing some really hardcore studying. The social media platform, group audio chats, voice recording so I can hear myself and native speakers talk, watch live classes, high quality lessons, and the ease at which you can look up words and grammar HelloTalk has improved my language skills more than four years of college classes... Plus I have made some very meaningful friendships through the app.
Suggestions: please allow photos in comments; if possible allow for opening comments, photos and translator while doing audio recordings; and improve navigation to messages and notifications (after looking at mine or browsing other moments and users’ pages, I always have to hit the back button a hundred times to get back to messages and lessons... am I missing something on that?)
Hope this review helps.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. Your suggestion means a lot to us. We’d love to know more details on how we can make your experience with HelloTalk even better! Please contact us in-app or at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist you. Thanks for helping us further improve HelloTalk!
I have used this app for over two years now. I think this app is a great idea, and overall implemented very well. I use Hellotalk to practice Japanese, and find that overall people are courteous and honestly want to learn. I quite like the Moments function, and in my experience people use it to share pictures of where they live, or ask many people for language corrections, which is great. Now, there are many superfluous posts like “ Please teach me English!!!”, but I think it is a small price to pay. I do wish that Moments allowed for video posting, though. Many times there are short clips of concerts or scenery that I would love to share with people.
As for sexual harassment, whenever it has happened, it is generally handled quickly in my experience. However, I do know of a few notorious people that keep rejoining the app despite being blocked many times. There is not much that can be done for those people, but hopefully they will learn someday. There are some people that are more interested in finding a foreign girlfriend/ boyfriend, but it is easy to find these people and kindly decline or misdirect them.
I have had this issue on an off, but sometimes my app will show unread messages, but I cannot see them. Before I would have to delete and redownload to fix it, but as of today when it did it I was able to fix it by closing and reopening the app. It isn’t a huge inconvenience, but a bit annoying at times.
- HELLOTALK FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXCHANGE LEARNING TALK CHAT APP
- 199.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).
English, Arabic, Catalan, Danish, Esperanto, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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- In-App Purchases
- VIP Membership $6.99
- VIP Membership $39.99
- VIP Membership Yearly $39.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.