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21st Feb 19

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Learn a local language on Mother Language Day

21st Feb 19

Lauren Goldman
By Lauren Goldman8 Followers

If you want to learn a new language, why not start with a local one? South Africa has 11 officially recognised languages, so there's definitely something for everyone. Here are 3 apps to get you started.

1. Mondly

This language learning platform is available in 190 countries and offers 33 languages, including Afrikaans. With a free subscription, you can access six lessons, one conversation and one vocabulary section. You also get a new lesson every day, weekly quizzes and monthly challenges. As a premium subscriber (starting at R139.99 per month for one language), you have access to more than 1,000 lessons and conversations as well as 5,000 words and phrases.

Note that while it's an easy, fun way to learn a language, the digitised voice doesn't quite get the pronunciation right.

Click here to download Mondly. Available on the App Store and Google Play.

 

Mondly app

 

2. uTalk

This language app, created by British educational publisher EuroTalk, offers more than 140 languages, including Xhosa, Zulu and Afrikaans. You can subscribe to all the languages or pick an...

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