If you've always dreamed about learning Hawaiian but you can't afford the journey to learn the language natively, you can always offer your services as an English speaker and exchange them for those of a person from Hawaii to teach you this language online. That's how this HelloTalk Learn Languages Free works, an app similar to a social network to meet native speakers from all over the world and help each other to make ourselves understood in this Tower of Babel we live in.
Practice any language with native speakers from other countries and create a language group with other users to help each other.
Once you create an account on this tool, you'll have to configure it with your native tongue and the language you wish to learn, indicating your current level. You'll also have to add a photo, your name, and age. Now, by simply accessing the app, HelloTalk will show you a list of the most suitable people for you to start chatting with. The application incorporates an option to translate sentences and correct other users whenever they write something that isn't grammatically correct or spelled wrongfully. The mistaken sentence will be crossed out in red and the right one will appear in green. But you can also record your voice so that a native user can tell you how to pronounce and assess your accent.
HelloTalk is free but it does include in-app purchases. If you pay a small price you'll become a VIP user, being entitled to:
- Advert-free contents.
- Advanced searches.
- Unlimited translations.
- More languages to learn.
- Exclusive stickers and cards.
Translate, correct the grammar, listen to right pronunciation, and take part in group chats with language partners.
HelloTalk vs. Tandem
The difference between these two tools is that Tandem has been conceived basically for video chatting with other users in order to improve our language skills. The internal features of HelloTalk are more focused on chatting by text so you don't have to go through the usual embarrassment of talking face to face with a person you don't know.