Lirica is a paid app that focuses on listening comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar through songs in Spanish and English. It also elaborates on important common phrases, explains colloquialisms, and provides interesting facts about the target language. Each song is assigned either Beginner 1, Beginner 2, or Intermediate, in addition to a specific learning goal, such as “Making affirmative sentences negative” or “expressing misunderstanding”. It seems surprisingly effective at supporting the learner’s comprehension and memorization of various songs.
Lirica currently has a limited song library, with only about 85 Spanish and 60 English songs. However, they add new songs weekly, so a yearly subscription may be worth your time. Also, by purchasing the app you continue to support the artists, as Lirica has entered licensing agreements with each label.
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If you are looking for a free version that does not provide any vocabulary or grammar explanations, check out Lyrics Training.
The current rating is our best estimate. We haven’t had the opportunity yet to more thoroughly evaluate this resource, as we do for our full reviews.