How to Learn a New Language On a Budget

Learning a foreign language
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Learning at least a few basic phrases in a foreign language can elevate your travel experience and make your trips more fun. In case you’re thinking about learning a foreign language but you can’t afford a private tutor, here are a few easy ways to learn the language on a budget.


The easiest way to learn a foreign language, and also the one that most travelers use, is to install a language learning app. Duolingo is the most popular website and app for learning languages, but there are also others like Memrise, Mango, and more. They all have free and paid versions for those who are willing to spend some money and learn more.

Find a Language Partner

Learning from books and apps is great, but speaking is by far the most effective way to learn a foreign language. There are plenty of ways to find a language partner and people you can speak with, from language clubs to online platforms.

Watch Movies

Don’t underestimate the power of listening, because this is also a great way to learn new words, understand native speakers better and get used to the new language. That’s why watching movies, listening to music, podcasts, and even watching YouTube videos are all amazing ways to learn a language for free.