The best way to learn a language is to actually speak it! HelloTalk connects you with native speakers to chat with for free.
But this isn’t your standard chat app. The interface is packed with innovative tools to make practicing a language fun and effortless.
You can chat with individual members, or join group chats for a collaborative learning experience.
Search the World
Search for language exchange partners by native language, city, distance from you, and more.
Whether it’s across the world or across town, you’ll instantly find suitable partners to begin a conversation.
Learn a Language with Moments
What if you could connect with all native speakers of a language at once? Moments posts allow you to do just this.
Share an update or ask a question about language, culture, or travel for native speakers to see and comment on.
Native speakers teach you their language, while you teach them yours. Millions of members are utilizing the powerful concept of HelloTalk to practice 100+ languages.
Text, Voice, and Video
Chat with language partners via text, voice recordings, voice calls, video calls, and even doodles! Whatever your communication preference, we have you covered.
Intuitive Language Tools
Built-in aids for translation, pronunciation, transliteration, and corrections make conversations run smoothly. Learning is as simple as chatting!
Engage with the entire community by posting Moments. These public posts are seen by all native speakers of your target language, ideal for asking questions and sharing updates.
I’ve been aware of the HelloTalk app for some time, but now is definitely the time to try it out because the community around it has exploded. This week it passed 1 million users covering about 100 languages. In the time that the app has grown, the developers have had the chance to vastly improve the interface. That said, there’s still some room for improvement.
Key features of the app include:
- Voice chat
- Text chat
- Camera share
- Doodle share (draw in the app to visually represent what you want to talk about)
- Smileys and other features you’d expect from a good chat program, like notifications of new messages, GPS location sharing, text size settings.
- Language learning specific features: Translation, transliteration, and voice recognition to help you write/speak your target language.
- Mark exchanges (text, voice, images) for studying later, or save the entire chat to refer to later.
My Hellotalk Experience.
When I started using Hellotalk, the first thing I noticed was the amount of active members and the little flags indicating their nationalities and the languages offered in exchange.
Once I began engaging with people in the languages I was interested in, I noticed the correction tool right away and became really excited by this innovating feature.
It lets you highlight, correct and display what you corrected for your exchange partners to see. And they can do the same for you.
VIDEO CHAT TOOL
As I gained confindence I became aware of the video chat feature: it allows me to hold a video conference and at the same time send text, which is a great tool to learn a language, since I can have mistakes corrected simultaneously and do the same for others.
Chat has an integrated translation fuction.
My overall experience
My overall experience has been wonderful, as so few good English language tools are out there, Hellotalk has been a real blessing. Being able to see other’s posts, having my mistakes corrected, the quickness with which I can send audio files without my work being affected, and so many other things have made me fond of this incredible app. I will leave a video with more usefull tips, hoping you can wrap your knowledge of the app and get right into it with a better notion.
TAGS: #learnalanguage #learningisfun #polyglotlanguageschool POSTED BY: Alberto Monroy in Polyglot