App of the Week: iTranslate Voice

App of the Week: iTranslate Voice

Cost: $0.99

Platform: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 3rd/4th generation, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.


I regularly hear the teens in my library grumble about their struggles in foreign language classes and having taken my share of Spanish classes, I can certainly relate. ‘ It’s hard to remember a word’s spelling let along the pronunciation when you can only see it written. So when I recently stumbled upon this wonderful app, I knew I could not keep it to myself. iTranslate is definitely not the only language translation app on the market, but I am willing to bet that it very well may be the best. Continue reading

App of the Week: Mango Languages

Title: Mango Languages
Cost: Free
Platform: iOS

Hello! Bonjour! Hola! おはようございます。 Ho There!

I like being able to say hello in different languages. So when I discovered that there is an app for one of the language learning databases available at my library, I thought I’d give it a try. Mango Languages includes 34 foreign languages, 14 English as a second language courses, and a Pirate course. For the purposes of this review, I went through the first lesson in two languages, Pirate (because seriously how could I resist?) and Japanese (I watch a lot of anime).
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