Among dozens of options for language learning, and English as a Second Language (ESL) to be specific, the power of the Drops language learning app cannot be ignored. Described as “effortless, visual language learning for iOS,” Drops is just that (sorry, Android users). With a free demo #absolutely worth downloading and exploring, users have the option of learning up to 29 languages at a beginner (free version only) or advanced level (upgrade required), and can opt for just 5-minute session lengths (more time available in the upgrade).
Mood-based Language Learning App? Check.
Augmented Reality Language Learning App? Check!
After selecting your preferred language (I, ahem, the author of this article, chose Arabic), users can learn based on mood. For example, if you want to focus on the alphabet, go for it. Feeling foodie? There’s a whole section on breads, goodies, and more. Thirsty? Gotta pay up. If you want to get out of the kid zone in this language learning app, it comes at a price, but don’t a lot of things in life? Several sections of the app are listed but locked, requiring payment. But don’t let that sway you! You can unlock topics one by one and pay monthly for $7.99/mo for unlimited use of one language or a lifetime purchase for $64.99. Additional pricing options appear on the app.
For the tech savvy who appreciates a convenient, elegant interface, and wants to give their language learning (or teaching) a tech boost, go for Drops, because: it’s hot!