HelloTalk is a mobile app for language learners interested in language exchange. It facilitates communication between native speakers and those learning their language with the use of built-in language tools. It also offers audio lessons in 10 languages as part of a separate subscription.
There’s an active community of dedicated learners, but you’ll have to do some searching.
The app is easy to use and the language tools are helpful, but you could end up relying on google translate.
Both the basic and VIP membership provide great value. The paid audio lessons probably aren’t worth it however.
It’s exciting to practice communicating with real people
The built-in language tools are helpful
It’s easy to pick up and put down whenever you like
I DON’T LIKE…
It’s too easy to rely on google translate
It can be hard to find good partners
The paid audio lessons probably aren’t worth it
Languages: There are over 150 languages supported for language exchange, and there are audio lessons for 10 languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Arabic, and Portuguese.
The basic features of HelloTalk are free. Audio lessons require a separate subscription after a short trial period.
HelloTalk VIP is available for:
$2.17/month (12-month contract)
$124.99 for lifetime access
The HelloTalk audio lessons are available for a one-year subscription at prices ranging from $99 to $119 depending on the language.