Social language learning mobile app developer, HelloTalk, Inc., today announced that its iOS and Android language learning app, HelloTalk, has surpassed one million registered global users, so I thought it would be a good time to feature it on The English Blog. Here's their official video.
And here's some information from their press release:
HelloTalk provides a simple, intuitive experience where users teach each other their respective native languages across their mobile and tablet devices. Moreover, HelloTalk provides a variety of mechanisms whereby users can engage in real-time practice of the language they're learning with native speakers of that language.
HelloTalk's more than one million users hail from over 200 countries around the world, with 59% learning English, 9% learning Korean, 8% learning Japanese, 5% learning Spanish, 4% learning Chinese, and 15% learning a variety of other languages including French, Italian, Finnish, Russian, Arabic, German, and more. HelloTalk supports over 100 languages, which includes Navajo and Esperanto.
For language learners who have limited opportunities to practise with native speakers, language exchange websites are a godsend. In addition, HelloTalk offers a range of language learning tools including grammar correction, translation, and the ability to create a database of words, sentences and even audio files. I haven't tried it myself, but it's got some very good reviews (see here and here).