Learning a different language can be difficult. Not only do you have to learn how to listen and enunciate the words, but you also have to know what the words mean and to use them in context. The English language can be one of the most challenging because there are many words that are spelled different and have different meanings, but they sound the same.

Many people wouldn’t think they could learn English with apps, but you can! Below you will find six apps that you can download to your mobile device so you can learn English while on the go. These apps will be beneficial to you so that no matter when you have downtime learning is at your fingertips. Here are some free English learning apps, available for Android and IOS, for you to try out.

learn english with hello englis

Hello English

This app requires that you already have a basic understanding of English. Once downloaded, you will be prompted to choose your native language and then take a short test. Once the test is complete, the app will unlock lessons and interactive games to help you learn. As you complete the activities you earn coins to unlock new and advanced activities. The app is free or you can choose to pay for a premium version without ads.

learn english with duolingo


This app is similar to the first, but it does not require you have a basic understanding of the English language to begin. Download the app, choose your native language, the language you want to learn and take a short test. Once complete, the app will generate activities according to your skill level. The app is free, but a premium version is also available.

speak english with lingbe


This app allows you to speak with other users on the phone at the same time. You simply tell the app what your native language is and the language you want to learn. The next step is to fill out an interest form and the app will connect you via phone call with someone also on the app to speak in real time. The app is free, but users can also purchase the premium edition as well.

learn english with memrise


This app is run by the users. The users generate activities in their native language, mostly in the form of games, to help you with the learning process. This means there are a large number of activities to learn from and the app is completely free.

learn english with busuu


This app is a social media and learning app in one. The app is run the same as Memrise, but also offers a way for the community to share things with other users as well. The app is completely free.

learn english with awabe


This app is the only one in the list that permits you to download material so learning can be done offline as well as online. It is completely free and has activities and games that help you learn vocabulary, pronunciation and phrases. The app also offers video and audio instruction.

English is difficult to learn, but it can be done as long as you stay dedicated. These apps will help you to ensure you can study at anytime anywhere. Again, find the one that works best for you and stick with it!