What is Language Mentor ?


It's a Free
Language Learning App

  • You can download it from the Play Store or the iPhone App Store.
  • Currently Language Mentor offers German and Mandarin Chinese lessons.

It's an
Open Platform

  • Anyone can create lessons for any language and publish them to the entire world.
  • Creating lessons is fairly straightforward - see this video for a quick overview.

It's an Audio-Centric App
that you can use
while your Hands & Eyes
are Busy Doing Other Things

Language Mentor creates free study time within your busy day. Because it's audio-centric it allows you to study while you walk, jog, stretch, clean, cook, etc.


"Chunks" and "Learning Modes"

Lessons are divided into "chunks". Each chunk consists of a word, a phrase, or a sentence. Language Mentor makes it easy to repeat chunks, skip forward and back, etc.

For each chunk Language Mentor presents some combination of:

  • Target Language Audio
  • Native Language Audio
  • Pauses, which allow you to practice the chunk's content

Learning Modes simply arrange these elements in different ways. For example the Native ~ Pause ~ Target mode plays the following sequence for each chunk:

  • The chunk's native language audio
  • A pause, so that the user can attempt to translate the chunk
  • The chunk's target language audio

Language Mentor includes twelve different learning modes:

  • Native ~ Target
  • Native ~ Target ~ Pause
  • Native ~ Target ~ Target
  • Native ~ Target ~ Target ~ Native
  • Native ~ Pause ~ Target ~ Pause
  • Target
  • Target ~ Native
  • Target ~ Native ~ Target
  • Target ~ Pause
  • Target ~ Pause ~ Native
  • Target ~ Pause ~ Native ~ Pause
  • Target ~ Pause ~ Native ~ Target

Record & Playback

Language Mentor's "Record & Playback" option allows you to review and perfect your pronunciation.


Text Display

While our goal is to help you learn while your eyes are busy doing other things, we also give you the option to view each chunk's text.


"I Know This" Button

One of Language Mentor's best features! Once you've learned a chunk, simply tap the I Know This button. Language Mentor will stop drilling you on that chunk so that you can focus on the chunks that remain.

This simple feature allows you to focus on the content that you need to learn, so that you learn more quickly.

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