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Online Language Learning Tool

Published 12/09/2013 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Papora is an online language learning resource that gives users the ability to improve their skills on the web and through mobile apps. Users can join a community of thousands of other learners and participate in both text and audio chat. Community groups give users a place to connect with others who are focused on mastering the same languages. Users can discuss current events and world issues while practicing what they have learned. Rather than repeating canned questions and responses, the user can have a real conversation with a living, breathing person. The mobile app lets users learn through 60 real life situations, practice over 2,000 key words and phrases and learn through audio and visual content.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Papora has earned a lot of positive attention all over the web. Many love the unique blend of mobile, web and social features that makes the application so appealing. Users can access practical tools and have a good time talking with others all over the world. Even the mobile reviews are very positive. The application has a very bright future, especially as more language learners get on board.

What are the differences to other apps?

Papora is different from other language learning tools in a number of ways. First, it offers both web and mobile applications which is very convenient for busy learners. It also provides access to a variety of learning tools that give the user a functional grasp of a language. Then there’s the social aspect which lets users converse with others in a foreign language. This is especially important because it allows the student to hone their skills and become fluent rather than simply memorizing words and terms.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Along with appealing features, Papora also has a very appealing interface. The experience is warm and friendly, with earthy tones and hints of bright orange and blue. The dashboard is well organized and includes clean, modern elements that make the experience pleasant. Even a beginner should have no trouble navigating Papora for the first time.

How does the registration process work?

New users can get started by clicking the orange “Join Now!” button found in the upper, right hand corner of the Papora homepage. The form on the following page asks for a full name, country, birth date, gender, email address, password, native language and the language the user would like to learn. After submitting the form, the user is automatically signed in to their new account and asked to post a brief introduction to the community.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can join Papora’s growing community for free. There are no subscription fees required and the user can explore all community features, which includes text and audio chat, language exchange with other students, discussion groups and the cultural section. The user is also given access to their first two lessons at no charge. Users are only required to pay if they would like to access full online language courses. The courses part of the site is still in development with a note that French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese and Russian will be coming soon.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Papora is an excellent tool for anyone who wants to learn a language. The user is not required to buy anything, but they can if they want - which is a big plus for learners who are on tight budgets. Most of the users seem to be learning popular languages like Spanish, English, French and German but there are others with different backgrounds and focuses worked into the mix. Users who want to learn a lesser known language may not find what they need. The application is well worth a look, especially as the community and course offerings diversify and grow.

  • Online and mobile tools are available
  • Join groups of others learning the same language
  • Have conversations with real people in a foreign language
  • Practice skills with virtual real life situations
  • Master over 2,000 key word and phrases

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FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $7.50
(12-month subscription)
Most expensive plan (per month) : $9.98
(3-month subscription)

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