Lectia 4+

University of Maryland

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 24 Ratings
    • Free



Lectia - A new type of language learning app for the real world, 100% free. Developed by language experts at the National Foreign Language Center at UMD.

Don’t just learn a new language, master it! Completely free with no ads, Lectia is the first language learning app to offer in-depth content using real-life audio, video, and reading passages from countries where the target language is spoken.

Developed by language experts at the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland, Lectia features:

- Language learning activities to build comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar that increase in difficulty as you progress

- Cultural, historical, and vocabulary notes
- Transcript and translation
- Highlighted text-tracking to help you follow along

- Extensive glossary

Choose from seven languages
Arabic | Chinese | French | Korean | Persian | Russian | Spanish | more languages coming in 2022!

Authentic materials created by and for native speakers:
- Local and national news reports
- Expert interviews
- Weather reports
- Apartment listings
- Product and service ads
- Recipes, and more!

Benefits of Lectia:
- No hidden costs or in-app purchases. Ever!

- No ads
- For all language levels (beginner, intermediate or advanced)!
- Proficiency test at the end of each level
- No wifi? No problem! Download lessons for offline study.

- Goal tracking feature to measure your progress
- Whether you’re already comfortable with the language or just starting out, Lectia has an option for you!

For 35 years, the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland has been helping people understand each other and the world around them. To learn more about our work, visit us at www.nflc.umd.edu.

Connect with us!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umdnflc/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NationalForeignLanguageCenter
Twitter: @NFLC_UMD
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-foreign-language-center
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nflc.umd.edu/

Got an idea? We want to hear from you! Share your feedback with us at nflc-feedback@umd.edu.

What’s New

Version 1.1

Improvements, bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Rainville301 ,

Engaging and fun way to learn

This is the most fun I’ve ever had learning a language. The lessons and activities are engaging and challenging. I opened the app to check it out and do one lesson and two hours later I was still going. I couldn’t put it down. Great app for high school students looking to improve their proficiency and for adult learners who want to reconnect with a language they may have first studied years ago.

hannah_baby_89 ,

I love this app!

I have been waiting for this type of app. It’s refreshing to see content sourced directly from countries where the language is spoken and not just random vocab and grammar structures put together for a cheesy conversation that is unlikely to be had in real life. I use this to improve my professional expertise and I’ve already improved a lot.

JusticeTheodore ,

I am so happy I have this app!

I must admit, this app is quite challenging. But that’s what I need… A step above an English-made Chinese learning book. I love how it has authentic Chinese related situations. I definitely give this five stars because of its authenticity and push.

App Privacy

The developer, University of Maryland, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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