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Ten online services that will help you finally speak English

Overcoming the language barrier is one of the most difficult steps in learning a foreign language. There are many different resources and opportunities for training speaking skills, including free ones, reports Happy Monday.

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The most important thing in learning a foreign language is not the number of tools, but the regularity of their use. Therefore, having chosen your own way to learn to speak English, return to it every day, and soon you will be able to boast of the results!

ELSA

  • Language of instruction: 6 languages ​​available.
  • Format: application for Android and iOS.
  • Price: There are Free, Pro ($11,83/month) and Premium ($14,17/month) options. There are separate rates for companies and teachers.

Program for AI-powered pronunciation improvement. Developed using voice data from people speaking English with different accents. Thanks to this, the program recognizes the speech patterns of those for whom this language is not native: you can assess your level, how close you are to a native speaker, understand exactly where to make mistakes, and also monitor your progress.

Among the free features, for example, web simulator, which offers to practice pronunciation of different words and get instant analysis.

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ENGin

  • Language of study: English.
  • Format: video meetings.
  • Price: for free.

ENGin is a non-profit organization that, since 2020, has been helping Ukrainians practice English for free with foreign volunteers. Ukrainians from 9 to 35 years old who live in Ukraine or moved outside its borders after February 24, 2022 can study.

To begin training, you need to pass an interview and wait for a letter of acceptance into the program. A volunteer teacher will then contact you within two weeks to help plan lessons based on your personal goals and interests.

The program lasts from 3 months to 1 year. Before and during training, a volunteer helps assess progress: in particular, communication skills, confidence in using the language, etc. Upon completion of the program, participants receive alumni status and access to communities, chat rooms, and online events.

Natural Readers

  • Language of study: English (in five pronunciations); additionally – 24 languages.
  • Format: online, Chrome extension, applications for Windows, Android and iOS.
  • Price: for free; advanced versions - Plus ($9,17/month) and Premium ($4,99/month).

Program, which converts text into spoken words. Allows you to listen to web pages, Google Docs, Kindle online books and emails directly from your browser. And using the app and your phone camera, you can even hear physical books and notes.

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You can also copy text into a special field or drag and drop files, and they will be read by an AI voice of your choice. In particular, English is available in US, UK, Australia, India and Wales pronunciations. If, for example, you are preparing to give a speech in front of native speakers, listen to how it should sound and try to repeat it yourself.

Without a subscription, you can play voices from a Premium subscription for 20 minutes per day, and voices from a Plus subscription for 5 minutes per day. Or use any free voices without restrictions.

LiveXP

  • Language of instruction: 7 languages ​​available.
  • Format: application for Android and iOS.
  • Price: from $7,8/lesson depending on the training plan.

International community, which helps you learn one or more languages ​​by communicating with native speakers (or teachers who speak them well). Before you start, you can define a goal - for example, a language for business, communication, exam preparation, etc. This will help you choose the ideal teacher.

After getting acquainted, you can take a free trial lesson, and if you liked everything, subscribe: select the number of lessons per week (from 1 to 5) and duration (30, 45 or 60 minutes).

RealLife English

  • Language training: English.
  • Format: application for Android and iOS.
  • Price: for free.

On mobile application You can train yourself, in particular, using flash cards: learn idioms, phrasal verbs, etc. Or listen to how the dialogues sound in native pronunciation. And if you want to practice, you can press a button at any time, which will connect you with a live person for a few minutes.

Additionally, you can listen to a podcast with dynamic and relevant conversations from experienced fluency teachers.

englishdom

  • Language training: different.
  • Format: online, application for Android and iOS.
  • Price: from $10 per individual lesson (but trial lesson is free).

Online platform for learning English using the Cambridge method, includes, in addition to independent lessons, the possibility of live communication with a teacher via video link. You can choose a teacher from among Ukrainian tutors or a native speaker, and replace them if desired.

You can also join a conversation club on the platform to chat with other users.

Duolingo

  • Language of instruction: 39 languages ​​available.
  • Format: online, application for Android and iOS.
  • Price: Free, with Super Duolingo subscription ($39,99/year).

On a famous platform available for learning more than 40 foreign languages. You can practice not only vocabulary and grammar, but also listening comprehension and pronunciation.

The service offers sentences that must be spoken by granting access to the device's microphone and pressing a button. And then it makes it clear whether the pronunciation was correct.

Megogo

  • Language training: Ukrainian, English.
  • Format: online, application for Android, iOS and SmartTV.
  • Price: free and paid content, subscription from $10/month.

Ukrainian streaming service also has an educational section, where, among others, English lessons from professional teachers and language schools are collected.

For example, you can find a video with tips on how to pass an interview in English or a set of colloquial phrases for beginners for all occasions.

The service operates on a monthly or annual subscription, but many videos are freely available or can be purchased separately.

BBC Learning Inglés

  • Language of instruction: English.
  • Format: video tutorials and podcasts.
  • Price: for free.

Platform, where educational videos, podcasts, guides and lessons are published to help you learn and improve speaking skills and vocabulary.

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The site has a section Pronunciation (pronunciation), where you can find Easy Medium level tips. Additionally, you can subscribe to the Youtube channel, where there are videos with the best tips: for example, Better Speaking Podcast – about how to bring your language proficiency closer to a fluent level. And Improve your pronunciation There are several playlists in which you can hear how English sounds as pronounced by native speakers - in particular, news presenters on the BBC.

Podcasts on Spotify

  • Language training: Ukrainian, English.
  • Format: web, application for Android and iOS.
  • Price: for free.

On music streaming service There are many language podcasts, the authors of which are also Ukrainians - this is useful for those who are just starting to learn English.

For example, the podcastGentle English» from The Ukrainians will tell you whether you can choose your own accent and how to finally say your first 20 words to a foreigner. It can also help to expand your vocabulary English Learning Accelerator: The podcast contains sets of phrases for various life situations. And in the podcast "englishdom» you can find episodes with modern phrases for business and informal conversation.

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