Pronunciation coaching + dictation, flashcards, cloze tests and more for Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Russian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, and English.
Speechling is a non-profit language learning platform for helping anyone speak a new language. Get free daily pronunciation feedback from coaches. Available languages: Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Russian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, and English.
Want to sound native fast? Speechling skips the vocab lists and grammar rules.
Get immersed with Speechling: pronunciation coaches, daily feedback, advanced algorithms, and mindblowing endless content.
Speechling is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit based in California, USA.
We are committed to providing the highest quality free language education to anyone in the world.
How it works:
1. Listen to a native speaker, of either gender, say a sentence.
2. Record yourself on the microphone.
3. Get feedback within 24 hours.
4. (Soon) Have others think you're native.
The Speechling Method
With a foundation in our mission, the Speechling Method uses a combination of technology and human coaching to help our students learn new languages.
We place an emphasis on speaking, because of the lack of free and affordable tools for helping people speak. By breaking down spoken language barriers, we hope to increase access to education, employment opportunities, and a better quality of life.
As a technology platform, we’re available as an educational tool 24/7. Speechling uses spaced repetition and sophisticated algorithms to let our users practice from thousands of sentences with real human voices from both genders.
As a personal tutoring service, our certified pronunciation coaches give feedback on your speaking within 24 hours. Advanced students can answer a question or describe an image, and we will give feedback similar to what a private tutor will provide.
Lots of new features, bug fixes, and performance upgrades. Two new languages supported: British English and Castilian Spanish. Better algorithms for personalized learning. Additional professional audio recordings were added to our comprehensive language learning curriculum. All of these updates are available for our 10 languages: Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Russian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, and English.
Ratings and Reviews
Get this language app, don't bother with the others
Many options to study, so what you should do upon opening the app is less straight forward than with other popular language apps. Dictation mode really helps for developing a native ear! There's modes that really get you to listen and talk, which is what other apps are missing. The sentences are so much more practical than in other language apps (duolingo, memrise, glossika, I've tried them all). The voice actors are good, I wish they consistently spoke faster (at native speeds) and less...robotically (my native friends make fun of the mechanical enunciation 😂). You can get really far in free mode. Feels like you have to be pretty advanced before paying for a coach is helpful. Sure there's bugs and the app is less "beautiful" or gamified than the competition, but it actually works and isn't useless like the others, so what do you care about in your language learning?
App I’ve been looking for
There are lots of apps that teach you tourist phrases or do flash cards one word at a time. But this app has several important (to me, at least) features you don’t often see.
First, they have many language levels. Second, they have lots of spoken word content and several ways to use it. For example, I started by listening to phrases in French and then English. It has a nice UI for repeating phrases in both languages. But it also has phrase flash cards where you can let it know whether you understood and it uses this to determine rotation of flash cards. Third, pretty much everywhere in the app it lets you record your own voice and here it played back side by side with the original. Which leads to the final feature, a built-in coach. Now, I haven’t really used this feature. But it lets send the audio you record to the coach and get feedback which I thought was pretty cool.
The irony is that I like this app more than the others I’ve tried and so much functionality here is free. I’m impressed with how many different phrases they have at each level. If I end up using this regularly, I plan to get some paid content just to support the app (i.e., not because I need to “unlock” anything).
Overall, very impressed. I certainly hope they can keep the content coming.
Five stars, despite...
After a couple days using this app it becomes obvious that it is bar none the most effective way to learn a language. Dont waste your time with other apps that only give you the feeling of progress, or dont let you check your own pronunciation. However, the UI is really bad. I actually uninstalled the app when I first got it because the user interface was so unintuitive. Happy to provide more details, but there are always too many buttons up, and if you press the wrong one it messes everything up. Despite that I will put up with it because the core mechanics are the best (free) of any app I know. Unfortunate for the devs I guess, the free features are useful enough I feel zero need for the paid features.
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- Speechling Education Corporation
- 65.1 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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