It is a known fact that almost everyone who owns a smartphone, spends a considerable amount of their day on their phone, using apps that often include social media, games etc. How cool would it be if we could continue spending time on our phones and also be productive and learn a new skills, all at the same time?
There are several apps which serve that purpose but never catch our attention. Some of these apps are listed below:
DuoLingo is an app that mainly teaches you new languages, from scratch. This app has an amazing system of teaching and assessment. It doesn’t just give you lessons or tell you how certain words are translated in other languages, it is also highly interactive and makes use of your mobile microphone to assess your pronunciation of the words and phrases taught.
The best part about this app is that the lessons are absolutely free. This app is available on both iOS and Android, there’s also a website version of it available. This app currently offers 68 different language courses across 23 languages.
Coursera is an app that offers more than 1,000 courses from 140 universities around the world, including Stanford, University of Michigan and several other renowned names in education. The courses offered here are of a much wider variety encompassing subjects like engineering, humanities, biology, business, computer science etc, and ranging from programming languages like Python to medical neuroscience.
Coursera has made these courses available in different languages and it also awards certificates at the end of the courses, attracting more than 24 million registered users.
Udemy is a platform that is mainly aimed at professional adults who wish to add new skills to their CVs. Udemy offers over 45,000 courses of numerous categories; music, personal development, design, marketing, business are some examples.
Some of the courses available on Udemy are free, whilst others are paid. Udemy also provides a platform for its users to become instructors, by creating their own course, promoting it and earning money through it. These instructors can also engage and interact with the students via online discussion boards.