uTalk - Learn Any Language

uTalk - Learn Any Language

By EuroTalk

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2016-06-30
  • Current Version: 2.06.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 145.87 MB
  • Developer: EuroTalk
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Score: 3
3
From 26 Ratings

Description

Learn (almost!) any language - from any language - on any device. You'll make friends and have fun with our simple and effective method, perfected over 25 years. Start speaking immediately - we give you the absolute essentials FREE in every language. Subscribe to access to everything across 130+ languages . All content is translated and recorded by native speakers, no robots here! We'll get you speaking quickly wherever you come from so you’re prepared for real life situations - without the stress of thinking you need to be fluent. uTalk is: • Flexible – learn as much or as little as you like. We don't force you to spend hours on grammar before teaching you how to order a coffee - learn at your own pace from curated topics that make sense in real life rather than a classroom. Subscribers enjoy the freedom to learn anything in any language; over 7000 individual topics. • Motivating – enjoying something is the best way to stick at it. So while having fun in uTalk’s games, you’ll be rewarded with coins and achievements to unlock more content. The more you learn, the more you earn. • Cross-platform – use it on any device and pick up where you finished last time. Everything stays perfectly in sync and works offline – perfect to avoid racking up nasty roaming charges while abroad. • Fun – with games at different levels to play quickly or spend hours enjoying. • Authentic – we source native speakers and translators to bring you all the content in uTalk, ensuring you’re learning to speak just like a local. • Smart – intelligent software knows what you’re good at (and where you need more help), uniquely tailoring the games to your individual level. • Perfect for Pronunciation – in uTalk, you’re the star. Your voice becomes part of the games you’re playing, helping you train both voice and ear while cementing what you’ve learnt • Visual – our beautiful pictures link words with images to accelerate how your brain learns, using visual recall to help you remember your new language. uTalk gives you the confidence to start speaking over 130 languages instantly Afrikaans Albanian Amharic Arabic (Egyptian) Arabic (Modern Standard) Arabic (Moroccan) Armenian Assamese Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Burmese Cantonese Catalan Cebuano Chibemba Chichewa Chinese (Mandarin) Croatian Czech Danish Dari Dutch English (American) English (Australian) English (British) English (Canadian) English (Cockney) English (Indian) English (Scottish) Esperanto Estonian Fijian Filipino (Tagalog) Finnish Flemish French Galician Georgian German Greek Greenlandic Gujarati Haitian creole Hausa Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Igbo Ilocano Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Javanese Kachchi Kannada Kazakh Khmer Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Sorani) Kyrgyz Lao Latin Latvian Lithuanian Luganda Luxembourgish Macedonian Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese Maori Marathi Mongolian Nepali Norwegian Oriya Oromo Pashto Persian Pidgin (Nigerian) Polish Portuguese Portuguese (Brazilian Punjabi (Indian) Punjabi (Pakistan) Romanian Russian Samoan Sardinian Scots Scottish Gaelic Serbian Shona Sicilian Sindhi Sinhala Slovak Slovenian Somali Spanish Spanish (Argentina) Spanish (Latin American) Swahili Swedish Swiss German Tajiki Tamil Telugu Thai Tigrinya Tok Pisin Tswana Tumbuka Turkish Turkmen Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Welsh Wolof Yoruba Zulu Information about uTalk subscriptions A subscription to uTalk is £7.99 a month, or the equivalent in local currency. Subscriptions give you access to all of uTalk's content, in every language Subscriptions last one month, and auto-renew every month unless cancelled Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period Subscriptions can be managed by you and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase Privacy policy and terms can be found at http://utalk.com/terms

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Reviews

  • Very effective

    5
    By Yurrrrrrrrrz
    I honestly do not know why there are all these bad reviews however what I do know is that my French teacher approves this app.This app helped me prepare for my French tests.Dualingo and other apps are not comparable to Utalk.The best thing about this is that UTalk didn’t pay me for me to say this so that just proves how good this app is
  • Telugu correction

    3
    By Cailloumom
    It’s a nice app. We realized that in the Telugu language, for ‘Yes’, it should have been aunu ( ఔను) instead of bagane unnanu ( బాగానే ఉన్నాను ). The latter means, I am quite fine.
  • Love the app in concept--not keen on the execution

    3
    By afsavs
    I'm 100% down for a f2p language learning app. I love languages, gamification, and I'm the type who will spend a year in a gacha game building up my character roster and am on like a 700 day streak on Duolingo. I can hang in there for a while, and something like slowly unlocking new topics as a result of study and earning coins (or just paying for a subscription if that's your thing)? I can ABSOLUTELY get behind that concept, and the sheer, staggering number of languages available puts everything from Rosetta to Duolingo to Mondly to even Mango to shame. ...But. It's all pretty much pointless, because the games focus on entirely the wrong thing when reviewing and quizzing you, by putting the abstract photographs in the forefront rather than the actual meaning of the phrases/words. For example, it might show a picture of a smiling man in a business suit giving a thumbs up, and quiz me on the associated phrase, "Ita vero" (Latin). Every game shows me the smiling besuited man and conditions me to associate him with "Ita vero"--but never on what "Ita vero" MEANS. The ONLY time meaning is covered is when you record yourself speaking the phrases, which isn't really interactive or challenging enough to make the phrases stick for more than maybe a minute. Thus the actual meaning is lost, and all you're left with is a knee jerk response of "this phrase means that picture." I got 'Ita vero' right every single time, without even once remembering it means "yes"! (Of all the basic phrases, too!) I don't dislike the games provided in and of themselves--I think the Speaking Game is an especially clever and igenious way to get you engaged in the material (like seriously, forcing you to speak the words and then recall the meaning based on your own recordings? As someone with a background in ESL, I think this method for teaching vocabulary is legit wonderful), but because that game, like all the others, sticks strictly to foreign phrase/abstract picture, a great learning concept winds up once again driving home the wrong thing to remember. The focus shouldn't be on the abstract pictures and what they MIGHT represent to a given individual looking at the picture; it should be on the inherent meaning of the words and phrases themselves. I'm not saying throw out the pictures entirely (I'm well aware of the benefits of associating a foreign word = image in an attempt to recreate how you learn your first language), but either make it where some game modes use the meanings rather than the pictures, or provide a setting where you can toggle a switch between pictures and meanings. It's also worth pointing out that generally, the whole "foreign word = image" concept is meant for more concrete ideas, like a photograph of an apple or the number 1 (which, yes, there are examples like that in uTalk, but there's also more advanced ideas as well). Anything that can be left open to interpretation should never rely on just an image alone anyway, but especially if you're not also going to drill and quiz on meanings/translations. Otherwise you're teaching the wrong information, and ultimately a lot of potential for a fun way to learn a language is wasted because all anyone is really learning is, for example, "Ita vero means 'smiling besuited man giving the thumbs up'," rather than the actual meaning. I get what you're trying to do, create a lightning-fast, intuitive association between spoken (or sometimes written) foreign word and what it "is," but that doesn't work without spending more time reviewing the actual meanings, and not just pictures. Like--everything for a truly awesome language learning experience is here, but the overuse of abstract imagery and not nearly enough reinforcement of what that imagery MEANS renders the app more useless than educational. I want to love this app so much, but I'm downright scared to continue, because I know all it's doing is drilling in useless pictures and not the meaning of the words themselves.
  • Do not buy this app!!

    1
    By Logancuts
    This is not a good app for learning a language. They give you the word or phrase in the foreign language along with a picture. Apparently they just expect you to guess what the picture means as there is NO TRANSLATION offered!!! So if the picture is of a woman with a sad face, is she happy, sad, hungry, frustrated, confused?? Who knows?!? I had to use google translate to translate each phrase. Many of the words and phrases in NO WAY matched the photos that were given. This is NOT how you learn a language.
  • They took off Cantonese!

    1
    By krissi28
    I used to love this app because it was the only app that had Cantonese. I went on it today and it’s gone! So sad
  • It’s not helpful to have to memorize the pictures in order to learn the phrase

    1
    By sanfranciscofrances
    Why should I have to memorize two things- a picture AND the Japanese phrase - in order to play the games? It’s not helping me learn, just making me frustrated.
  • Triggered Fraudulent Activity

    1
    By krisandthecity
    I purchased a package on this app (through Mashable Deals) and immediately following had fraudulent activity on my credit card. Be weary of purchasing!!
  • No sound

    2
    By AVERY8D
    I’ll happily change my rating if the issue I’m having gets fixed. I can’t do any activity that involves sound. All other apps that I have work fine so I know it’s not my phone, and I checked all of the settings as well. I’m disappointed that I spent $20 for language lessons and I can’t even do half of the activities
  • Content is unreliable

    1
    By pevensen
    The Telugu script does not render correctly. Examining a few of the starter phrases show that many are incorrect or not used it Telugu. Its like they dumped common English words and phrases into Google translate and took whatever it said without consulting a native speaker. For example, for "yes" they somehow have "baagaanee unmasking", which does not mean "Yes" but rather "I am fine". For "good bye" it has a transliterated "gud nai", which is not what a Telugu speaker would say. I would not trust this to teach you any language.
  • Memory game is too hard

    2
    By Ants01au
    Ok, I’m not bad at learning languages. I’ve tried many and I like most of the games on this bar the memory one. For people that don’t have a great visual memory to phrase memorisation under a seriously harsh time limit it is impossible to fill up the subject and very detrimental to learning. I’d either recommend keeping the cards to four or allowing more time for the brain to actually remember the placement of the images and to recall the phrases. I’ve tried so many times and I can’t do this stupid mini game.

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