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Top 8 Free Apps For English Conversation

Free Apps For English Conversation

I’m sharing 8 of my favorite online English tools that you can use to improve your English faster than ever!

The part is that you can use them for free. The best part is that you can use them for free, and my mission is to help you get out of English intermediate purgatory.

If you’re looking for tools to help you speak English more fluently and understand native speakers,

Top 8 Free Apps For English

Forvo

1. Forvo. this is a great site that helps you discover how real people, not robots, pronounce words in English. All you need to search for words. Let’s try to see how people say it in particular.

As you can see in the results, we can first filter by accent type, i.e. British or American.

If you click on the word itself, it will take you to a list of people who have submitted a recording so you can hear the word said in a variety of ways.

HelloTalk

2. HelloTalk. This is my favorite way to find native speakers to practice conversations with. Once you have downloaded the app, you can find people by going to the search tab and then clicking on the filter button.

This allows you to select the age range, the region or city, the native language of the person, and what they are trying to learn.

When you click on ‘Search’ you will see a list of everyone who matches that criterion.

If you get a lot of results, you can also click on where it says “serious learners” to find people who really care about the exercise. Another great feature is that you can limit who can find you.

Just go to the “Me” tab, click on the gear icon, select “Privacy” and then select “Who can find me”. As well as hiding yourself in the search results,

you can also say that only people of the same gender can find you. This is useful if you have a problem with people who are just looking for a romantic relationship.

Once you have selected someone, my favorite feature is that you can easily give corrections to the other person’s text and send a recording.

Loom

3. Loom. The eighth tool on my list is super cool. It’s called Loom and it’s an easy way to record short videos of yourself.

You can share these videos with people via email, social media, or anywhere else you can paste a link (like HiNative).

I’ve been using Loom to share personal information with my email subscribers so they can get to know me better and practice their English at the same time.

If you record yourself with Loom, it’s a great way to get used to speaking under pressure. In other words, it allows you to feel a similar type of pressure to what you would feel in a real conversation.

DeepL

4. DeepL. If you’ve used online translation before, you’ve probably used Google Translate, but in my experience, Google doesn’t provide the most natural translation.

On the other hand, DeepL offers extremely natural translations that you can use to get instant feedback on what you are saying or writing.

The deliberate writing technique I talked about earlier uses both HiNative and DeepL to give you two layers of feedback – one automatic and one from real humans.

With DeepL, all you do is write or paste your text on the left and you get the translation on the right.

The best thing about DeepL’s translations is that it lets you choose specific words and see different alternatives, allowing you to make sure the translation matches what you want to say.

DeepL supports language  French, German, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Russian Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish.

However, they seem to be adding new languages all the time, so if your language isn’t currently supported, be sure to check back in a while to see if they’ve added it. Incidentally,

DeepL even lets you translate complete documents. Just click on the Translate File button and select or drag and drop your file. Tools

HiNative

5. HiNative. I’ve talked before about how important it is to get consistent feedback from native speakers in order to speak more naturally.

The problem is that you may not know many native speakers, and even if you do, you may feel guilty asking them for feedback all the time.

This is where HiNative comes in. HiNative allows you to ask questions about English and get feedback from a community of native English speakers.

The best part is that because there are thousands of people on HiNative, you don’t have to feel guilty about asking the same people for feedback all the time.

All you do is write a question, hit submit and within an hour or two you’ll get some responses.

You can use HiNative to ask for feedback on your writing, speaking, pronunciation, or just to get an answer about a confusing word or expression.

HiNative is a key part of my deliberate writing technique, which you can learn about in this post.

It’s a great technique that will help you improve your speaking. That’s right, writing more will help you speak better.

YouGlish

6. YouGlish. which is one of my absolute favorites With YouGlish, you can search for a word or phrase and see how it is used in multiple high-quality YouTube videos. All you need to do is type in an expression, select the type of English you’re interested in, and click search. In the results, you’ll get dozens,

if not hundreds, of videos with the expression, and the video is set to the exact moment the expression appears. You will also get full subtitles below and highlight your expressions.

This tool is great for improving your pronunciation and vocabulary, as you can see how native speakers use what you are trying to learn.

Visual Speed Controller

7. Visual Speed Controller. If you’ve ever wished you could control the speed at which people speak while you study, this is the tool for you.

Visual Speed Controller allows you to control the speed of any video or audio on your computer and gives you the ability to create shortcuts for rewinding and fast-forwarding content.

This is particularly useful if you want to do dictation. You can play a video, pause it with the space bar, write down what you hear, then hit the Z button to go back 2 seconds

so you can listen to what you missed over and over again. This is much easier than rewinding with a mouse click on a button.

Anki app

8. Anki. This tool is my favorite way to learn vocabulary. It’s called Anki, and Anki allows you to create digital flashcards and, most importantly,

control when you review them using a technique called spaced repetition. If you never heard of spaced repetition before tool,

it basically means you’ll be asked to make a flashcard just as you’re about to forget it. For newer vocabulary,

this means revising the cards frequently. For vocabulary you already know, this means reviewing it a few days, weeks, or even months later. Over time,

this repeated exposure when you’re about to forget helps reinforce what you’ve already learned, giving you a better chance of remembering it in real conversations.

In addition, Anki has lots of cool advanced features, such as the ability to create multiple card sets,

create tags to filter your vocabulary, easily search for cards quickly, and see your statistics over time.


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So the more you do this, the more comfortable you will feel in stressful situations, such as conversations.

The more comfortable you feel, the easier it will be for you to remember vocabulary and organize sentences.