Japanese Language Learning Apps, Tools, and Resources

Are you looking for Japanese language learning apps, tools, and resources that you can use with your students? If so, we have you covered. Check out our list below. Let us know if there are any that we missed.

Mondly– If it is your goal to be bilingual, trilingual, or learn 33 languages, Mondly is an effective tool. This app supports free language learning in Spanish, American English, British English, German, French, Chinese, Greek, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Romanian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Finnish, Indonesian, Hebrew, Polish, Bulgarian, Czech, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Croatian, Finnish, Persian (Farsi), Afrikaans, and Turkish. The forms of learning each language are all unique and high-quality. You will learn vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, sentence structure, keywords, conversational skills, and more with this app. It is geared toward making any level learner of any age become fluent.

HiNative–   HiNative is an app specifically designed to ask questions about any language you want and get answers from real native speakers around the world. You can ask questions such as, “How do you say this in German?” “What’s the difference between these two words?” “Is my pronunciation correct?” You can also teach other users about your native language and the uniqueness. We have a friendly, give-and-take community waiting to help!

MindSnacks Learn Japanese– MindSnacks is a series of apps that will help you learn any language. This version is focused on learning Japanese. Within this app, there are eight games that help you build reading, writing, pronunciation, and conversational skills. You can get your first lesson for free; the complete series of 50 lessons is available for purchase. Each lesson contains up to 20 Japanese words and phrases that are written and accompanied by an audio clip. You can even learn all three of Japan’s writing systems: kana (hiragana and katakana), kanji, and romaji. This app is ideal for beginner students, older enthusiasts, or travelers. You will learn basics such as how to get directions, how to order food, how to meet and greet new people, how to shop, and much more.

Lyrics Gaps– Lyrics Gaps is a unique way to learn new languages. By translating your favorite songs into a new language and allowing you to practice typing it out, you will soon be singing all your favorite tunes in foreign languages. You can invite your friends over or sing directly onto Lyrics Gaps from an Internet connection to have a battle with your friends in other languages.

Mango Languages– Mango Languages offers many languages to learners and presents them in easy-to-learn lessons. Mango has been around for years and keeps updating with more and more languages. With modified tools and lessons, Mango is constantly evolving to educate its users. Mango uses colorful buttons on a gorgeous user interface and lots of different ways to learn. Some lessons have games, some quizzes, some reading, some pronunciation. Everything you need to know about languages is taught through Mango.

Naver Papago Translate– Papago is a multilingual talking parrot that is ready to help you with all your translation needs. Proficient in 11 languages, Papago can help you on your travels, business trips, and language classes. Papago means Parrot in Esperanto, a bird with language and speech abilities. The 11 languages supported on this app are Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, and Russian.

Waygo – A visual translation service, offline travel translator, and dictionary for Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, Waygo uses your phone camera to translate any written text into English. Perfect for the foreign language classroom or to help newly arrived students, this app allows you to see and hear the pronunciation of the words in English as well as the originating language

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