Top Language learning Apps on the iPhone & iPad

learning a new language can be tough at the best of times but there are a few language translation apps on the market that will make your life a little easier for under $10.  Here are the the top 3 we found.

The Oxford Translator Travel Pro offers Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish. and has a heap of simple conversational phrases to begin with and lets you expand from there.  Whilst there are 5 languages it can grate after while due to the way it only  speaks single words sounding very broken.

It will set you back ten bucks per language and has all the necessary features to get you around a foreign country and the curriculum software to teach you plenty before you arrive if need be.

 Oxford Translator on iTunes Store


The Cool Gorilla Talking Phrase book is a cheaper application at One Dollar than its Oxford equivalent but still has plenty of features.  It includes Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. and is very easy to navigate thatnks to its friendly user interface.  The translators are animated and well recorded and have a ton of suggested phrases for any occasion.

Coolgorilla and iTunes Store


If you want a freebie then World Nomads is probably your best learning opportunity.  It has tons of languages including Arabic, Cambodian, Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Lao, Malay, Mandarin, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

It doesnt have the brillaint organisation and interface of the other two discussed but is clearly the best value for money if you are just a passing tourist who does not want to come across as an alien from another planet.

World Nomads and iTunes Store

We would love to hear of any great language learning apps / translation tools that you come across.