It's two weeks before your trip to Mexico and you want to learn Spanish. What do you do? Well, you head to the App Store and download one or two iPhone Spanish apps to help, of course! Besides Duolingo there are literally thousands of language learning apps available. You'll be speaking Spanish with the best of them in no time with our list of the best iPhone apps for learning Spanish.
The best iPhone apps for learning Spanish
23 Dec 2016, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Learn&Play Languages Beginner : Spanish French Japanese Korean Thai Arabic might have a hefty name but it has high ratings and you'll find it useful when you want to learn a new language like Spanish. It uses three different techniques to teach: word-group learning, three-level game playing challenges, and audio-visual excitement. The creators went all-out to try to make this a fun learning experience for users in addition to being effective. The app comes free with “Must Know” words and phrases in 14 languages and more lessons are available via in-app purchases.
- Learn “Must Know” words and phrases in 14 base languages
- Uses three different techniques
- Fun and effective
- Many categories
- Free with in-app purchases
If you need to learn Spanish in a hurry, here's your chance. The In 24 Hours Learn to Speak Spanish app will give tourists, explorers, teachers, students, and business travelers an audiovisual learning experience that will help you to understand the Spanish language. The app is designed for you to learn on the go: while on the bus, waiting in line, walking in the park or relaxing before bed. Just plug in your earphones and start learning Spanish. The app has thousands of words in phrases to make sure you learn the fastest, easiest way possible.
- Learn Spanish in just 24 hours
- Audiovisual learning experience
- Learn phrases while on the go
- Thousands of words
- Free with in-app purchases
SpanishDict is a Spanish dictionary, translator, and conjugator currently used by over 10 million people every month. It offers a full Spanish-English dictionary with regional usage, examples, and contextual information; full conjugation tables for all tenses for thousands of words; three separate in-app translators; a word game to help you learn new words; a talking Spanish phrasebook with over 700 common Spanish words and phrases; Word of the Day with push notifications; and a Favorites option which allows you to keep track of words you are learning. An Internet connection is required for the in-app translators.
- Dictionary, translator, and conjugator
- Used by millions of people every month
- Available for Apple Watch
- Word game and Word of the Day
- Free with in-app purchase to remove ads
If you are just learning Spanish, or need to brush up on your skills, then check out this app. LearnBots is great for helping users with those tricky little things called verbs. Practice and remember verbs, learn from proper pronunciation of a native speaker, add and hear your own verbs, create a list of favorite verbs, write out verbs and check if you are correct, translate into over 30 languages, take a skills test, view the most commonly used verbs and much more. There’s an in-app purchase with this app.
- A thorough app to learn Spanish verbs
- Listen to the pronunciations, Add your own verbs
- Take a skills test, Write out verbs and check if they’re correct
- Translate into 30 different languages, Create list of favorites
- In-app purchase for this app
Here’s a Spanish teaching app that helps people to learn Spanish by watching videos. This definitely has the visual learners in mind. But, don’t worry because there’s other options for learning too. The app features 200 videos that last about 3 minutes each. You can pause, stop, rewind and fast forward through videos. They are sourced and streamed by credible outlets. There are practice exercises and notes for each video. This is also a great tool for beginners as it has a course of 10 chapters targeting those just learning Spanish.
- Learn Spanish by watching 3 minute videos
- 200 videos included, Full video controls
- Each video has notes and a practice quiz
- 10 chapter course for beginners
- Need Internet connection to watch videos
Learn Spanish Free is the abbreviated version of Learn Spanish, a collection of commonly used Spanish phrases and words for beginners. You'll learn Spanish from a Spanish-speaking parrot, who will work with you to practice your speaking and listening skills. The full version of the app offers many features like the ability to record and compare your pronunciation, store and manage your favorite phrases, and adjust the font size. You can search for words and phrases by keyword and all spoken words have authentic pronunciation. There are three types of categories: Main, Travel, and Basic. Each of these is broken down further into subcategories.
- Collection of commonly used Spanish words and phrases
- For beginners and travelers
- Practice your speaking and listening skills
- Main, Travel, and Basic categories
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade to full
Innovative Language 101 uses the Innovative approach to language learning to help you learn Spanish. You will be speaking Spanish starting with the very first lesson. The lessons are easy, fun, and fast, and you can take them anywhere so whenever you have some free time, launch the app and continue learning. You will get a free seven-day trial; if you like what you see, you can upgrade in-app. There's also an option for Basic and Premium web access if you want to learn at your computer, too. Existing Basic or Premium members can download the app and log in with their website username and password to access their account.
- 34 different languages
- Survival phrases
- Speak Spanish from the first lesson
- Easy, fun, and mobile
- Free with in-app subscription
Speak Spanish - for Survival and Travel by Brainscape drills you on the 200 most essential Spanish words and phrases. It uses the latest in Cognitive Science techniques like its scientifically optimized algorithm that repeats flashcards in the right pattern for your brain's maximum absorption, based on your confidence. Your study time is used most efficiently so you will learn quickly, without wasting time. You get useful key phrases, browse and search functions, 200 audio flashcards ordered from most foundational to most complex, and ongoing feedback, visualization tools, and stats to help track your progress. If you like this app, the full version is available as a separate app and offers thousands of the most useful phrases and words in Spanish.
- 200 most-essential Spanish words and phrases
- Uses Cognitive Science techniques to help you learn
- Learn quickly and efficiently
- Statistics, visualization tools, and ongoing feedback
- Full version is available as a separate app
Everyone has heard of Rosetta Stone, right? This is the base app you need to start learning a new language. The app helps you develop fundamental language skills naturally. The app uses an immersive lesson plan that will have you speaking Spanish right from the start, with no need for memorization or translation. You'll also get feedback on your pronunciation from the app's speech recognition technology. You will be able to practice anywhere and anytime, learn practical conversational skills, be able to download lessons to use offline, build confidence speaking, and learn speaking, reading, and listening. You can start a lesson on your iPhone and finish on your desktop or iPhone because the app automatically syncs your progress across all devices.
- Gain practical conversational skills
- Practice anytime
- Sync among devices
- Build confidence speaking
- Free base app; must purchase language pack via in-app purchase
Tap & Say is a phrasebook that covers 17 languages, each with over 600 essential phrases that have been categorized and translated with accompanying spoken audio. Essential phrases are included for free. Some other features include the option to search for phrases by keyword or copy text to clipboard; the ability to star your favorite phrases; spoken audio recordings by native speakers; and multiple categories like Greetings, Essentials, Lodging, Eat & Drink, and more. You don't need an Internet connection to use the app so it's great to take with you when you travel, and the app works on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
- Expand your vocabulary
- Over 600 essential phrases
- Spoken audio by native speakers
- Multiple categories
- Free with in-app purchase for full pack