Learn new languages at home with up to 95% off these top-rated apps

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Take your pick of four of the best language-learning apps out there.
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What’s one thing you can do today that your future self will thank you for? Whether for work, travel or just for fun, one of the best endeavors you can start right now is learning a new language.

And we’ve got four top-rated language apps you can choose from — with discounts of up to 95% off. Now, that’s speaking our language …

All these language-learning apps have a few things in common: They rank as some of the best in the world, they make learning simple, and they can teach you multiple languages. You might just become a total polyglot without even taking any traditional language courses.

Rosetta Stone: 1-Year Subscription (Unlimited Languages) $99.99 (regularly $179)

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There’s a reason CNN calls this critically acclaimed software the “Gold Standard.” Rosetta Stone teaches you to read, write and speak a language with confidence, using proven methods trusted by users all over the world for more than 25 years.

This subscription gives you access to all of the app’s 26 language courses for a year. You also get to use Rosetta Stone’s unique learning tools, such as the Phrasebook. (Ideal for traveling, the Phrasebook teaches easy-to-understand greetings and expressions.)

You also get downloadable Audio Companion lessons, so you can listen and learn offline, and TruAccent technology to fine-tune your pronunciation.

Buy now: Get a Rosetta Stone: 1-Year Subscription (Unlimited Languages) for $99.99 (regularly $179), a savings of 44%.

Mondly: Lifetime Subscription (All Languages) — $99.99 (regularly $2,199)

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Want to take a trip to your dream destination to chat with the locals? Mondly is all about teaching you how to talk like a native speaker, imparting conversation-focused, practical language skills you can use in the real world.

Using state-of-the-art speech recognition, Mondly listens to your words and phrases, recognizing when you speak correctly. Boasting quick and fun lessons, and lifetime access to learn all 33 languages, this top-rated app will show you what it takes to become a fluent linguist.

Buy now: Get a Mondly: Lifetime Subscription (All Languages) for $99.99 (regularly $2,199), a savings of 95%.

Babbel Language Learning: Lifetime Subscription (All Languages) – $299 (regularly $499)

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Babbel is the No. 1 top-grossing language-learning app in the world, with more than 10 million users worldwide, more than 180,000 4.6/5 star reviews on the App Store and more than a half-million 4.5/5 star reviews on the Google Play Store.

Why? Developed by more than 100 expert linguists, Babbel’s techniques will get you speaking and understanding a language quickly. In fact, it promises that after just one month, you’ll be able to speak confidently about a useful range of real-life topics.

With 14 languages available in skill levels to take you all the way from beginner to advanced, progress synced across all your devices, and personalized review sessions that will make what you learn stick, this app subscription makes it easy to you brush up on your skills or learn a new language whenever you want, for life.

Buy now: Get a Babbel Language Learning: Lifetime Subscription (All Languages) for $299 (regularly $499), a savings of 40%.

Speakly: Lifetime Subscription (All Languages) — $69.99 (regularly $399)

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Using a super-smart combination of science and computational algorithms, Speakly is designed to teach you practical language skills as quickly as possible. It effectively analyzes and prioritizes the most statistically relevant words of your target language in order of importance to get you up and running.

Loved by critics and users alike, Speakly earned 4.8/5 stars on the App Store and 4.2/5 stars on the Google Play Store. It’s been featured in The Huffington Post, TechCo, Steamed and more. With this subscription, you gain access to all eight of the app’s languages, including Spanish, German and Russian.

Buy now: Get a Speakly: Lifetime Subscription (All Languages) for $69.99 (regularly $399), a savings of 82%.

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