Learning a second language makes all the difference when you travel. But trying to pick up words and grammar from a textbook can be really frustrating. Mondly is a highly-rated app that does things differently, with fun mini-games and chatbot conversations that help you master foreign tongues. Right now, you can get lifetime access to one language course for $19.99 at the PopSci Shop.
Mondly is the next best thing to having a personal language tutor. As a total beginner, the app helps you learn new words by showing you pictures. At the same time, you hear a voice recording made by a native speaker. This means you quickly learn how to read, write and speak new words.
Once you have a few words in place, Mondly asks you to hold a simple conversation with a chatbot. You can either type or speak your responses; either way, you are getting good practice. Along the way, you learn the grammar of your chosen language.
Available on iOS and Android, Mondly also offers a built-in dictionary and verb conjugator, plus some cool AR features.
Worth $239.95, lifetime access to one language course is now $19.99. You can upgrade to three languages for $39.99 (normally $719.85) or grab five languages for $69.99—that’s over $1000 off the regular price.