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.
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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
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.
Great App, but there are some (translation) errors and you can’t report them
I love this app. It was just what I was looking for because I wanted to try “shadowing.” However, occasionally some translations are wrong (one phrase uses the Spanish word for “bookstore” when the English side said “library,” sometimes the text on the card doesn’t match the recording (there might be a typo like the second e’ missing from “empieza,” minor words may be missing from text,), ect.) and the “Report error” button has never worked on any version for me; it immediately erases whatever I typed in! My point was just to practice pronouncing Spanish words rather than learning phrases though, so it’s still a 5-star experience for me.
Useful Idea! Awesome!
This app is a great and very helpful idea, however, there seems to be “bugs.” Referring to Listening Comprehension, No matter what device I use, there seems to be 2 “tracks” playing at the same time; there is overlap when listening making it difficult to use the app. This makes using the app very challenging. Also, when trying to pause, the app keeps playing; to stop or pause, one has to shut the app down (swipe up).
Can this be fixed anytime soon?
Update: Thank you for addressing this issue offline expeditiously. After multiple times of deleting and re-installing, The has been working well. The App is extremely helpful for learning a language at the various stages, Thank You 😊
Developer Response ,
This hasn't happened to our other users. Can you shoot us an email at email@example.com so we can get to the bottom of this for you?
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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.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © Hongyu Chen
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.