5 Top Apps for learning English

English is the world’s most spoken language, in fact you can go as far as to say that English is the mankind’s official language. More people read, writer and understand English than any other language.

If you want to brush up on your English language, or do you want to recommend someone to get an app for learning English. Here is our recommended list that you will find helpful.


Duolingo is one of the most famous apps for learning English. It is extremely good for beginners. It uses the principal of gamification and uses a unique system – it only asks you to spend 20 minutes a day on the app. It teaches you seven new words each day based on different topics. As the users advance, the app’s teaching techniques become more detailed and more intense.

Duolingo is a complete learning process. It is like being in a school. Where you go from grade one to grades two, three, and so on respectively.

Download: Android | iOS


Memrise as the name suggests is devised around the concept of teaching words and making sure that users memorize them as they go along. The app is focused on teaching beginners words that are of daily use. Like other apps, Memrise uses the technique of gamification and rewards users as they go along. Hat tip to Michael Hass who informed us that Memrise now has video courses called ‘Learn with Locals’, another great feature.

The app helps you save your progress and gives you a detailed dashboard. You can also share your progress with your friends.

Download: Android | iOS


Busuu is a creative app that uses CEFR language framework and focuses on improving spoken English of users. Bussuu makes users work on their vocabulary, dialogues, speech and even writing skills.

The app has an additional feature that allows you to connect with native English speakers that will converse with you and improve your English quickly. Busuu is a multipurpose app and it has another aspect that people normally don’t see. With its connection feature, you can not only learn English, you can also make friends across borders even start a business ventures. I have seen people meet on chatrooms and become business partners – why can’t that be you?

Download: Android | iOS

Word Games:

Word Games is a specially designed app for students or young kids who wants to learn English language or improve their English. As the name suggests, Word Games focuses on teaching new words to its users. The app has two parts, it has a teacher’s dashboard as well as student’s dashboard.

The app allows teachers or instructors to plan their lessons inside the app as well. If you are not a fan of paperwork, you can use Word Games to quickly learn English skills.

Download: Android


Babbel is another app that focuses on speech more than written English. Babbel is a great app that focuses on teaching its users useful phrases. The app makes user repeat certain phrases again and again to learn them. The app is divided into four parts: Sound Recognition, Picture Recognition, Spelling and Fill in the blanks.

The app has an element of gamification as well. It rewards users on progress. It is worth mentioning that Babbel is not only for learning English, it contains a choice of more than 14 languages that you can work.

Download: Android | iOS

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