OPP: The Best Free Tools for Language Learning

Ciao a tutti,

This weeks OPP is brought to you by the Itchy Quill blog. Right about the time I was looking into free language learning applications, this post showed up in my inbox. Lucky me, IQ had already done a bunch on exploring and posted it for us all to read. (Grazie, Itchy Quill!)

I am currently learning Italian with Duolingo. Occasionally, I switch gears to check out Babbel, Busuu and Memrise just to shake it up and see how the other systems might help me learn differently. It really is a game changer to use these apps when I compare it to all the conjugations and workbook exercises back in my school days. If you are interested in learning a new language, you should check out this post and learn what Itchy Quill has to say about each app. You may just learn a new language before you know it!

Arrivederci, my friends.


For those of you that are new around here, OPP stands for Other Peoples Projects. Be sure to check out some of the past week’s OPP’s while you visit.

Itchy Quill

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In this day and age, it seems almost impossible to find a good deal. I remember how it used to really annoy me as a child that my parents would complain about how much a chocolate bar would cost. I’d stare at the price tag, and see it as the lowly sum of 20p and be perplexed; how exactly was this expensive? One of them would enjoy my perplexity, before saying “in my day you could get three bars for that price, and still have money left over for a comic”. It used to feel like they were trying to make me feel bad about this imaginary expensive world we lived in, and yet now I find myself thinking the same thing. The same chocolate bars now cost double the price. The horror!

Just because things may be expensive, doesn’t mean there aren’t still deals available however. The internet is…

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