Clozemaster: Clozemaster is an app to help polyglots (people who speak many languages) learn useful phrases and expression in various languages. The best thing about Clozemaster is that its free version is very robust. The app is available on the web or using mobile apps available in app stores. Once it’s installed, look for the English course for native Spanish speakers, and you’re all set. You’ll learn thousands of common phrases and expressions used by native English speakers, starting with easy in a progressively more challenging course. As your English skills improve, you may decide to learn another language, and Clozemaster will help you there, again.
Memrise: Memrise is another interesting app that utilizes a 3-step approach to help language learners learn using naturally-voiced audio and video clips you watch, listen and learn from real native speakers. It is available in app stores or you can use the web app on their site. This one was recommended to me by a Girl Scout named Skylar who visited this site as part of a “Connecting Cultures” Zoom activity her troop held during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Thanks, Skylar, for the great tip!)
Duolingo: Duolingo is a popular language learning app that teaches useful travel phrases and related expressions in 23 different languages. You won’t achieve C2 level using Duolingo, but it will most likely make things easier on the ground the next time you travel on vacation or for business. It’s best asset is that it’s fun with colorful graphics to go along to make learning playful and fun. You can play Duolingo in your browser or on your favorite mobile device, just download the app from your app store. Your progress continues as you move from one device to the next, so with Duolingo you’re always moving your English ability forward.