App+web+books+MP3, No pronunciation scores, Free, ★★★★★
Excellent site presents text and audio files for 50 languages. You can press a triangle to hear each word or phrase as often as you want.
Free App: "Learn 50 Languages" needs a data connection to download lessons. Then it works without a data connection. It has ads.
In the "Phrase book" / "Word List", section of each language there are 100 lessons. Each teaches 10-20 words or phrases. Choose any topic which interests you. Click to play and repeat words and phrases in any order, as often as you need.
In the App you can Record and compare your voice to teachers. Many languages have 2 speakers say each word.
If you use the App or download lessons, you need to print the list of 100 lesson titles from the website, since the App just calls them lesson 1, 2, 3, ... 100, without labels.
The "Vocabulary" section of each language (on web, not App) has 42 more lessons. Each teaches 20-50 words. They show a picture, and the spelling in the target language. Again you can click in any order to hear and repeat the sound.
You can download audio files free, with:
- Just the target language. This download is recommended for review, after you know the meanings. (65-100 megabytes per language) OR:
- Phrases in your language first, then the target language.(65-100 megabytes per language). If you are learning English, you can get double practice by saying that your language is English-UK, and you want to learn English-US, so you get extra repetitions of English.
- Listen to speaker 1 and speak with speaker 2, in languages with 2 speakers, like English and Spanish.
- Listen without pauses, and speak at the same time as the native speakers, at about the same volume, so you can compare your voice to the native speaker (shadowing, recommended by Arguelles). People learn songs this way, so try it for languages. Arguelles says to walk with good posture while speaking, so your voice is clear. At first you can only speak sporadically, until you hear phrases enough to say them with the native speaker, again like learning a song.
The 50Languages website is good, since you can click each phrase as often as you want. Downloads are also good, since they do not need a web connection, can be heard on the go, and can be shared with others.
You can also print the text of each lesson from the website, or for convenience you can buy the text of all 100 lessons for $14 per language.
The site is a non-profit project of Goethe-Verlag, a German publisher, and they also provide contacts for many of the native speakers who recorded the lessons.
A PDF file compares Lessons from Lang1234, 50Languages, Pronunciator, and Internet Polyglot.