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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- Get up to 9x more exposure than non-VIP members
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Try out the new city search function in the search page. You can find language partners in any city without leaving home.
Ratings and Reviews
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!
The best app on the App Store in my opinion
If you are learning a language, this app is a MUST have. Not only will you learn the language that you’re studying faster than on any other app, but you’ll have fun in the process. You’ll forget you’re even learning a language it’s so much fun. Because of this app, I now not only know how to speak German near fluently, but I also have made some of the best friends I could ever ask for. Ultimately, that matters to me more than learning any language. I also mentioned this app during my college essay. This app helped me grow as a person and broadened the horizons for me in terms of new friendships, a curiosity to explore the world, wisdom and linguistic knowledge. The essay was recently returned with an acceptance letter. I owe it to Hello Talk. I was recommended this app by one of my classmates who was using it, and I decided to give it a try a few weeks later, without too much excitement. The days that followed were some of the most productive, fun and eye-opening of my life, I swear, this app is awesome. Even now, one of my best friends in Germany and I laugh about how boring life would’ve been had we not downloaded this app at the right time and had never even gotten to say “hallo” to each other for the first time hahahahahaha
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.
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