Free Language Learning Apps for Kids

Kids can absorb a second language like a sponge. Whether they want to learn French, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese, there's an app for that.

Is your child interested in learning another language? Perhaps your child is learning a second language in school and would like to brush up even more at home. Maybe he’s expressing interest in a new language. Whatever the reason, learning a second language is a useful skill he can use into adulthood.

There are plenty of free language learning apps that are easy to use, fun and of course educational for kids. Take a peek at the free language learning apps below.

1. Duolingo

Kids can learn English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish, Turkish and more on this app. That’s a lot of ground to cover! Learn by playing games with little lessons daily. Thirty-four hours of the app is the same as a semester of a college language course.

2. Rosetta Stone Kids Lingo Letters

The popular language learning service Rosetta Stone has a children’s version for learning Spanish. Using bright colors and games, children can learn how to read as well as speak Spanish. The parents’ corner also tracks the child’s progress for moms and dads to see.

3. Kids Learn Mandarin Chinese

This app is recommended for children ages 2-8, and has over 10 games that teach vocabulary and pronunciation. The host is a panda, and it teaches 240 words for the free version, plenty to keep your tike busy and get them excited about learning Mandarin Chinese.

4. Learn French Free for Kids

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Though this app teaches French, the developer also has apps for Spanish, German and Italian. There are three levels of learning with 500 words to learn, complete with photos and audio with proper pronunciation. Keep them engaged with pictures and spelling games.

5. Memrise Learn Languages Free

This app offers over 100 languages to choose from, so there is something for every child here. It gives short and easy lessons to cater to a child’s short attention span, and also has plenty of fun games to help kids learn. Learning is a journey of discovery, so hop on board and blast off with the rocket logo of Memrise.

Have you used one of these free language learning apps before? What did you think of it? Tell us in the comments section.

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