10 affordable and effective ways to learn a new language this year

Save hundreds on top apps and programs.

As the world becomes ever more connected, language skills are more valuable than ever. While personal tutoring is pretty expensive, there are many great apps and programs that make language learning affordable. Here are ten of the best, now at reduced prices at the PopSci Shop.

Babbel Language Learning: Lifetime Subscription
Babbel Language Learning: Lifetime Subscription Stack Commerce

Available on mobile and on the web, Babbel helps you learn useful vocabulary fast. The app uses a combination of fun picture quizzes and speech recognition, and lessons take just 10–15 minutes each day. Order now for $159 to get lifetime access to all 14 languages, worth $399.

The Fast-Track French Language Learning Bundle
The Fast-Track French Language Learning Bundle Stack Commerce

This bundle brings together four separate courses to help you master the world’s second language. The training includes 13 hours of content, covering conversational skills, grammar, and tenses. Worth $796 all together, these courses are now only $19.99.

Language Zen Spanish Language Learning Program: Lifetime Subscription
Language Zen Spanish Language Learning Program: Lifetime Subscription Stack Commerce

Language Zen uses music and audio from TV to help you understand real-world Spanish. The personalized learning experience allows you to cram one semester of college-level education into 25 hours. Lifetime subscriptions are worth $500, but you can get yours now for $79.

The Spanish Learning Bundle: Beginner to Intermediate
The Spanish Learning Bundle: Beginner to Intermediate Stack Commerce

Combining two courses, this bundle takes you from zero Spanish to solid skills. You learn from a native Spanish speaker, who helps you speak with perfect pronunciation and write with perfect grammar. Normally $400 in total, the training is now only $15.

HelloTalk VIP: Lifetime Subscription
HelloTalk VIP: Lifetime Subscription Stack Commerce

Although lessons are important, nothing beats real-world practice. With HelloTalk VIP, you can connect for conversations with millions of users around the world. Over 150 languages are represented, and the site can translate when required. Normally $229.95, lifetime membership is now $29.

uTalk Language Education: 22 Pre-Selected Languages
uTalk Language Education: 22 Pre-Selected Languages Stack Commerce

uTalk is all about helping you communicate in everyday situations. The app features independently-verified translations and audio from native voice artists, meaning you can hone your accent. This deal gives you lifetime access to 22 popular languages for $99.99—a saving of over $1,200.

Earworms MBT Language Learning Bundle Vol. 1-2 (Mandarin Chinese)
Earworms MBT Language Learning Bundle Vol. 1-2 (Mandarin Chinese) Stack Commerce

Earworms uses the power of music to help you memorize new words and phrases. This bundle includes two hours of Mandarin Chinese audio, covering common situations, like hailing a taxi or going to a restaurant. The training is currently 50 percent off at $13.50.

Mondly: Lifetime Subscription
Mondly: Lifetime Subscription Stack Commerce

Utilizing speech recognition and augmented reality technology, Mondly brings language learning into the 2020s. This app helps you master 33 languages through bitesize interactive lessons on iOS and Android. Worth $2,199.99, lifetime access to all languages is now only $99.99.

Rosetta Stone Language Box Set
Rosetta Stone Language Box Set Stack Commerce

Considered the gold standard of language learning, Rosetta Stone analyzes your voice 100 times a second to provide instant feedback. The software also helps you build everyday vocabulary through fun games. You can get Levels 1-2 for $119.99 in a variety of languages, worth $199.

Earworms MBT Language Learning Bundle Vol. 1-2 (Russian)
Earworms MBT Language Learning Bundle Vol. 1-2 (Russian) Stack Commerce

This bundle lets you learn Russian using the Earworms method. With two hours of audio, including a phrasebook, this training offers the perfect preparation for a trip to Moscow or St. Petersburg. You can get it now for $13.50, saving a half on the standard price.

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