How to Succeed with a Language Learning App: 10 Tips
Statistically, 80% of young Europeans (aged 15–30) speak at least one foreign language. Many of them learned it with language apps. Do you have a project like this in mind? We’ve collected 10 helpful tips.
1: EXCELLENT RESOURCES
Keep the best quality of lessons and try your best to avoid mistakes. Remember: if users find a serious problem, it may disappoint them to the point of losing interest in your language learning app.
Don’t implement many courses at once, you might have a hard time carefully checking their quality.
We recommend you seek help from experienced teachers, guidance counselors, and authors to create unique educational content.
2: EXPERIENCED TEACHERS
You should hire qualified professionals to create online lessons for your language learning app.
Moreover, you could create a “find personal tutor” feature.
3: QUICK ACHIEVEMENTS
One of the significant reasons for people to choose online learning is their lack of time for traditional classes. And the best learning apps are focused on giving learners a sense of quick achievement.
When people constantly see the desired results, they feel more motivated to continue the process and spend more time on an app.
One of the best ways to provide learners with fast visible results and motivate them is by applying as many elements of gamification as possible.
What is gamification in apps? Read more in the blog on our website.
We advise you to apply scores, progress bars, rewards, leaderboards, and other ways to constantly show real-time results. All these methods help in knowledge retention as well.
5: MODULAR ARCHITECTURE
Normally, you launch your app with core functionality and a starter set of courses. This is your MVP — minimum viable product.
Then, you’ll expand and advance your language learning app, adding more courses and options. This is why you make sure to create a sufficient basis from the beginning.
The modular structure allows lots of easy changes and additions. Now, when you update your app, it won’t take much time and expense.
6: MAXIMUM VISUALIZATION
Nice and informative illustrations are the best to present new vocabulary and any other training program for young learners.
Remember about video content as well. Language learning apps for young kids may consist of video lessons entirely, and those videos should be engaging, informative, well-produced, and fun.
7: PROFESSIONAL DESIGN
Make sure to hire experienced designers and illustrators to create vivid, appealing, memorable content.
Apart from illustrations for language learning purposes, you’ll need competent UX\UI designers to create convenient, easy-to-use navigation for your app.
You should create two-way communication with users: it helps find possible problems quickly and improve your language learning app.
Users often leave feedback via Google Play/App Store.
Another great way is to give them an opportunity for reviewing in-app. This is how you find out why a user didn’t finish the learning process, where they got stuck, and what improvements you may bring to your app to fix these problems.
We advise you to make a feedback page easy and quick to use (pop-up window, premade answers to choose from) so that more users will leave their reviews.
9: COMMUNITY OF USERS
Communication and a sense of belonging to a larger group are significant for learners of any language.
Give users an opportunity to talk to each other in chats, write their thoughts on a forum, make new friends based on their shared interests, and even compete with each other via leaderboards and challenges.
10: COURSES FOR EVERYONE
You’ll be able to reach the largest audience if you create a variety of courses on your app aimed at different age groups. It’s also an excellent idea to create separate systems for beginners (younger and older age), or for conversational skills improvement, etc.
You don’t have to add all possible programs at once, however. Remember your app’s modular architecture — with this universal basis, you’ll develop and add new courses and modules subsequently.