APPS ON THE RADAR
OUR TOP EDUCATION APPS, FOR ALL AGES
Feel like learning something new or sharpening up a skill or two? Education-based apps have been booming in 2020, and our top picks will help you shake up your routine, build healthy habits and enhance your daily life.
Whether you’re interested in learning a musical instrument, picking up a new language or becoming a coding master, there are apps to help you learn just about anything. There’s a whole world of knowledge waiting, and it’s right at your fingertips.
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LANGUAGE LEARNING, GERMANY
With beautifully designed courses tailored to your level, Babbel offers 14 languages to choose from. Whether you’re a beginner or at an advanced level, the learn-then-review structure employs cognitive techniques that work on long-term memory.
With a mix of grammar, vocabulary and conversation to get you as immersed as possible, each course is built based on your native language and personal interests. The app also uses human voices and speech recognition to get you speaking in your goal language as quickly as possible.
Launched in 2009
CEO: Arne Schepker
Headquartered in Berlin
Tynker teaches kids coding and critical thinking in a fun format, empowering students through problem-solving and creativity.
Designed for use by teachers, parents and students themselves from 5 years and up, Tynker offers more than 40 block and text-based courses, over 3,700 learning modules, and access to all popular coding languages. 60 million kids using Tynker worldwide have already created 14 million apps and written 4 billion lines of code.
Launched in 2014
CEO: Krishna Vedati
Headquartered in Mountain View, California
LANGUAGE LEARNING, JAPAN
NativeCamp is the number one app for Japanese speakers learning English in Japan. With more than 13,000 tutors available around the clock, the one-on-one session model is effective in building and improving conversational skills.
Available on app and web, it's a great solution for beginners, advanced learners and everyone in between. Lessons can be scheduled, or users can take advantage of the “lesson right now” feature. For those with jam-packed schedules, short lessons from as little as 5 minutes are also available.
Launched in 2015
CEO: Kunihiro Tanikawa
Headquartered in Tokyo
BRAIN TRAINING, UK
Peak – Brain Training empowers users to reach their full potential by making lifelong learning enjoyable.
By bringing together a carefully balanced mix of fun, coaching and gaming, Peak provides users with a tailored brain-workout experience specifically designed to expand their mental skills, build cognitive reserve and gently stimulate neuroplasticity.
Launched in 2014
CEO: Manuel Figeac
Headquartered in London
Giving you the ability to learn songs in a matter of minutes, flowkey is designed for beginners, returners and advanced piano players looking to hone their skills. flowkey listens to your playing and lets you practice notes and chords interactively. There’s no need for any cables — but you will need your own piano or keyboard.
Divided into lessons tailored to your level, you’ll also learn to read music and play with proper technique.