uTalk - Learn Any Language

uTalk - Learn Any Language

By EuroTalk

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2016-06-30
  • Current Version: 2.07.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 149.94 MB
  • Developer: EuroTalk
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 3
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From 36 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

  • Free

    1
    By thazin oo
    Is it free
  • Recommended—best to buy full version

    5
    By Annyea
    UPDATE: My opinion is based on the Vietnamese language part of this app. Note that I have completed 55% of the lessons in this app. I have also completed similar language apps from Mondly, Learn&Play, and Rosetta Stone. This uTalk is a good deal because it is useful to both new learners and intermediate learners. The uTalk app is quite polished and it seems that the company is responsive. There are many words for new learners (I’m sure at least 1,500 words), plus many complex sentences that may contain up to 10-15 words (more sentences here than most other apps). There are English translations for the words and sentences, which are very helpful. The 65 lesson topics typically consist of 20-50 individual words or sentences. There are a variety of six types of quizzes with each topic—including very easy and very difficult quizzes. You need to be very familiar with the words to do well on the difficult quizzes. But you can skip the hardest quizzes and return to them later. Every app has strengths and weaknesses. All the language learning apps I have purchased so far are useful, but I like the format of uTalk better than the similar app Learn&Play. The pronunciation methodology is better. Also, uTalk includes pronunciations from both North and South Vietnam for all words and sentences. The app, Rosetta Stone, has a different teaching structure than uTalk. RS is very good, but it is better to have some knowledge of individual words before starting with Rosetta Stone, or it may be too difficult for new learners. But even after using RS, this is a good app to have. Mondly is another excellent app, and it does some things better than uTalk. It focuses on spelling and listening to individual words more than uTalk. It also attempts to introduce some basic conversations (although with limited results). However, Mondly probably doesn’t have as many words as uTalk, or includes as many long sentences as uTalk. Perhaps initially using either Mondly or uTalk first, and then using Rosetta Stone next—are the best complimentary tools to try. Be aware that all new users will find learning a new language very challenging (duh). Any new language will be too difficult many new learners. This situation may be the reason for both high and low ratings for this app. However I think uTalk is one of the best of the other apps, at least for first experiences with a new language. However, the more apps available to help your progress the better! Be aware these that all the apps can take you only so far. Ultimately you will need to have a real person to work with to learn spontaneous interaction. But you can learn, with enough time, to prepare yourself and build some good initial knowledge. The criticisms with uTalk are relatively minor. First, some topics contain many complex sentences while other topics contain basic words. There is no way to know what is in each topic until you open it. Lessons/topics are not organized in a progressive way. The topics containing many sentences will be overwhelming for new learners. So, review what is within each topic first—then skip the topics containing sentences until you have learned the topics with individual words and pronunciations first. The second criticism, is there are several lessons that contain words that you are very unlikely to use. Examples include words related to skiing (remember Vietnam is tropical), and commands (like “you are a prisoner”; “put your weapon down”; “stop or I will shoot”). These examples seem impractical or ridiculous for most normal circumstances. But are included if you want to know them. [I will guess that the many other languages available in uTalk all contain the same set of words—so depending on the climatic and political situations in other countries, these odd language examples for Vietnam may be more important to know elsewhere]. Note that also I accidentally brought the classic version of this app, which is different than the other two, but skip the classic version and go for the full app—upon completing the demo app (about five individual lessons are free on the demo app)..... Overall, I am impressed with how many different languages are in uTalk. Again , my experience is only with Vietnamese with this app. Learning a new language is hard. I’m glad to have uTalk. Having a dedicated teacher that can directly teach you is obviously the best way to learn a new language. But this app is a great way for new and intermediate learners to get a lot of exposure to a foreign language without a teacher.
  • No Tibetan

    5
    By Legit Brony
    I don’t see standard Tibetan.... :( No language app I can find offers it. Edit:The developer plans to release Tibetan, i hope it covers a lot of topics and look forward to its release. I am pleased with their response. :)
  • Micro transactions

    1
    By Dino lover 2009
    It would be nice if they could make it free or have it cost less.
  • Fantastic Way to Learn the Basics of a New Language

    5
    By TrizziiÕ
    This app is such a fun way to learn the basics of a new language. I love the new update with the additional topics!
  • Don’t buy a subscription

    1
    By Mishamon
    I bought a subscription. The app still requires that I buy uCoins to access the data the subscription was for. They also tell you that you get upgraded customer support if you buy a subscription. I got a link to their general support site on the web with an email form to fill out. Yeah, that’s not upgraded customer service by any stretch of the imagination. I logged out of the app. I logged back in. I erased my customer information. I logged back in. Nothing. Every time I try to access the content I get directed to buy uCoins. I don’t know if it’s a scam or what, but don’t buy a subscription.
  • Missing ucoins

    2
    By MarleneZiyi
    This is the second time I observed that I was awarded ucoins however the amount was not credited to my balance and so I am unable to access new topics. (In total, 2 ucoins was owe to me at the moment). I see everyone complains about the memory game, I have resorted to writing down the order since I have a memory worst than Dory. That has helped me a lot. 😏
  • App mostly good, support great.

    4
    By Genesyz209
    This language app overall is really pretty good for developing basic vocabulary, and it's enjoyable as well. I only have one complaint about the app at this point: The memory game could definitely be improved. When there are several items, it becomes difficult to remember what is where. This tests location memory more than vocabulary memory, and is very frustrating and counterproductive. I made the purchase through StackSkills, which was a mistake. They really gave me a headache trying to get things to work. The support from uTalk, in contrast, were very courteous and helpful with what they could address. Overall, I recommend this app as useful, enjoyable, and worthwhile.
  • Taught me more Tagalog than Duolingo and was more fun

    5
    By mrpandaa
    I love how many languages this has, and the coins, although a little annoying, are actually really cool when you consider that they encourage you to learn several languages at the same time in order to progress faster. I had more fun trying to get a perfect score on the hard memory game than I’ve ever had using any other app. I especially like that it gives you coins for exiting a game after getting it wrong, because that encourages perfectionists like myself to be that way, tricking us into trying harder and harder until we finally get a perfect score, and along the way, learned every word good enough to pull it up almost immediately. 10/10 will play again.
  • 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

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