Duolingo

What does it do?

Interactive language learning.

What can I use it for?

Looking for a new hobby or learn a new language in your spare time? Duolingo provides a highly intuitive and fun way to relearn your own mother tongue or impressing your mates. They offer a range of topics to solidify a foundation with quizzes with plenty audio and visual clues.

Cost? FREE with Duolingo Plus costing £12.49 per month.

Where can I find it? It’s available on the Google Play and App Store – for a browser option and more information are available here.

QuizUp

What does it do?

Bitesize trivia with friends.

What can I use it for?

QuizUp is a burst of trivia duelling with friends. They have an extensive list of topics to choose from and available to play in different languages. It is ideal for those looking a quick competitive break from studying or for those who find pub quizzes drag on for too long.

Cost? FREE with various in-app purchases.

Where can I find it? It’s available on the App Store and Google Play – account signup is available here.

Quizlet

What does it do?

It allows you to make flashcards for learning and revision purposes and search/edit existing sets created by other users.

What can I use it for?

Flashcards are a great way to improve and test information recall for learning and revision. You can auto-generate a range of activities from the set of flashcards you have created to test yourself e.g. a multiple choice test, so you can match it to the style of exam suitable for your course.

Cost? Basic account free or £19.99 per year for Quizlet Plus which allows you to customise flashcards further.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://quizlet.com/

Brainscape

What does it do?

Its a site which enables the creation of flashcards for learning and revision purposes which can be shared across devices. You can also search for existing flashcards and share what you create with others.
When testing yourself, after you reveal the answer for each flashcard, you rate your knowledge from 1-5 and your next revision session will focus on the topics you feel less confident with, allowing for more effective, focused revision.

What can I use it for?

You can use it to learn new topics or revise for exams in a more fun and multi-sensory way, rather than just writing out notes. It is super easy to test yourself and build on the areas which you need more help with and avoid the temptation of just focusing on the familiar areas.

Cost? It’s Free! Premium options are available.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://www.brainscape.com/