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8 Apps for Learning English Vocabulary

A language is nothing without its vocabulary! Learning English vocabulary is one of the most fun parts of language learning. There are so many English learning apps out there that it can be hard to choose the right one for you. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite English vocabulary apps. 


General Apps


This list wouldn’t be complete without Duolingo. Duolingo makes language learning fun through gamification. You can study for just 5 minutes a day and pass various levels on different topics. Overall, the app helps you learn some basic grammar and to build up your vocabulary. 

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Busuu offers its users a comprehensive language-learning resource for learning various languages. The online language courses it provides are based on CERF levels and well-trusted by academic institutions. One of its best features is its emphasis on collaborative learning and access to a whole community where users can communicate with native speakers in their target language. 



Memrise is a great app for learning English where you can pick up new vocabulary. You can choose your difficulty level to make sure it’s tailored exactly for your needs and use the app either online or offline. You’ll also hear all new words introduced to you pronounced by native speakers (which is extremely useful especially for learning English). 


Vocabulary Apps

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Word of the Day

This English vocabulary app works well for busy people who wish to increase their vocabulary by learning a new word every day. The app is better suited to more advanced learners as the words it introduces can be quite difficult. 

Word Snack

Word Snack is a fun app for gaining new vocabulary. It is basically a game where you have to guess the words based on letters given to you. The first few levels are extremely easy but they progress to more difficult words quickly, so much so that you’ll be learning a lot of new vocabulary. 

VoLT vocabulary

VoLT helps students prepare for various tests including the SAT, TOEFL and IELTS by introducing them to advanced vocabulary. Each new word is accompanied by a picture, its antonyms and also a small bit of information helping you remember it better (usually something funny). 

Vocabulary Builder Magoosh

Magoosh Vocabulary Builder helps you prepare for the GRE or GMAT tests (which are sometimes necessary for entrance into graduate programmes). Even if you’re not studying for those tests, it can still be a useful way to learn new vocabulary. You can choose between basic, intermediate and advanced levels and match a new word to its synonym. 

Learn English Vocabulary

This app is perfect for visual learners as it helps you learn and retain your new vocabulary through the use of pictures. You can also review the words you’ve already learned through flashcards and quizzes. 


There are so so many other apps out there as well so you’re bound to find something that’s helpful to you. If you’d like an extra hand at improving your English have a look at this article and don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team!