No matter where your travels take you, it’s always nice to be able to speak (even if it’s just a little) to the locals who are welcoming you to their region. While achieving perfect fluency before your next trip may be out of reach, there are plenty of ways to learn enough to improve your experience. Here are a few of our favorites. What’s yours?
So long, CDs! Pimsleur, one of the world’s best-known language learning programs has gone digital, with a sleek app for on-the-go access so you can practice anytime. Thirty-minute listen and repeat lessons will have you parlay-vousing like a pro.
Study as little or as long as you like with this completely free app, which is perfect for increasing your fluency at your own pace. Duolingo combines gamification and flashcards to keep things focused and fun.
70+ languages, all free from most public libraries! Mango has a personalized review system and structured formatting to keep you on track with building conversational skills.