Product: Mobile Phone Language Course.
Purchase from: App Store & Android Market
During our first month in Garmisch-Partenkirchen we became frustrated with our poor knowledge of German, knowing the basics simply wasn’t good enough, as we missed out on many conversations with people.
So when Lingibli contacted us to try their new iPhone language app the timing couldn’t have been better.
We’ve been playing around with the app for a while now, and I have to say I really like it, and I have learned more German than I expected.
Compared to so many other language courses, this is up-to-date and innovative, both in the language with the modern phrases they use, as well as modern technology.
It’s the perfect language app to bring with you on your travels.
Buying a new language is easy and quick, and the language app is laid out so that you can easily find the phrases and words you’re looking for on your iPhone while out exploring a new town.
The app is easy to use and the course teaches you useful words and phrases, by clicking on the words and phrases you can also hear how they are pronounced – to help you say them correctly.
The phrases are divided in different categories; Time, Numbers, Traveling, Basic Talking, Hotel, Eating & Drinking, Emotions, Shopping & Money, and Getting Help.
As you can tell, it covers all the categories you need when you travel to a new country, and more.
It’s a great tool to quickly pick up when you’re looking for a certain word or phrase, at a restaurant for example.
Useful words like ”how much does it cost?” or ”I don’t eat meat” are examples of phrases in the app that we have found very useful on our travels through Germany.
I especially like that the whole course works offline, and that the only time you need to be connected online is when you buy a new language.
They have also put a twist on the good old post-it notes that you normally place around your house to to help you learn new words, and instead of writing the words down you put up QR codes around the house that you can scan with your iPhone.
I would say that it’s not a complete language course and you shouldn’t expect to be fluent in the language just by using the app, but it’s a great tool to get you out there practicing the new language and interacting with the locals.
And it’s definitely something we can see ourselves continuing to use on our travels.
Disclaimer: Lingibli sent us a free copy of the German version of the language app to test, but our opinions, as always, are our own.