Funday – Free English & Japanese Language Learning App
Funday is an Android Market language learning app that provides foreign language articles on current events of a broad variety, including politics, international news, business, lifestyle, etc.
The app provides sentence-by-sentence pronunciation, traditional Chinese translation, as well as vocabulary and set phrase lists for each article. With a single app users can work on their reading, listening, vocabulary, and grammar.
Furthermore, Funday has current event articles in both English and Japanese, and all audio is recorded by real speakers. Japanese learners can even choose between a male and female voice. It truly is amazing that this app is free.
The current event topics cover education, business, travel, etc., so users can learn about culture along with language.
With the ability to select either single sentence or continuous reading, in addition to having the Chinese translation side-by-side, it actually feels like you can understand everything you read.
The menu button provides access to the vocabulary and set phrase list for the article currently being viewed, so that in addition to training their listening skills, users can make sure they understand the grammar structures as well.
It’s amazing that this app is free – Japanese learners can even choose between a male and female voice for pronunciation.
Funday is a highly recommended free app – with current event articles in both English and Japanese, Chinese translation, audio recorded by real speakers, and no hidden subscription requirements, it really is a worthwhile download.