Woodpecker - Language Learning

4.8
3.49K reviews
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Teen
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About this app

Use our awesome bilingual dictionaries to look up words and interact with video subtitles and web pages. Our dictionaries are free, work offline and have no ads!

The best way to become fluent in a language is to practice watching shows and videos created for native speakers. Woodpecker is an app filled with thousands of the world's most popular tv shows and videos, jam packed with learning tools to help you become fluent for free!

Practice commonly used vocabulary, tones and accents while watching a huge library of popular shows from all over the world. Immerse yourself in thousands of movies, TV shows, interviews and presentations and if you aren’t sure of any words you come across, just tap on the subtitle for immediate definitions in your own language.

• A movie or video playing in Woodpecker can have two subtitle streams running simultaneously. For instance, one in English and one in Chinese.

• Touch on a word in a subtitle stream to see the possible meanings in your language. Touch on a word or character in your own language to get the definition in the language you are learning

• To improve your listening power you can continuously replay a single sentence, go back five seconds to repeat content and play the video at a slower speed. Touch on a subtitle's timestamp to go to that point in the video.

• Improve your English with more than 450 YouTube channels with English language audio and subtitles. Many of these channels also upload subtitle streams in other languages.

• Immerse in Mandarin with over 80 channels and playlists that have over 15,000 videos. Over 500 of these videos also have a second subtitle stream in English.

• Immerse in Spanish with over 200 channels and playlists that have over 30,000 videos. Over 10,000 videos also have a second subtitle stream in English.

• Immerse in French with over 60 channels and playlists that have over 7,000 videos. Over 2,500 of these videos also have a second subtitle stream in English.

• Immerse in Vietnamese with 200 videos from eight channels.

• We also show the YouTube channels of many popular language teachers.

• A list of the videos you've watched and the words/characters that you've touched can be seen in the history tabs.

Use the web browser inside the Woodpecker app to browse foreign language websites and touch on any word or character that you need help with. The definition will be displayed in your language. Our dictionary functionality works on the most popular news websites for free.

We support English speakers learning French, Mandarin, Spanish, German and Vietnamese. We support speakers of Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese learning English.
Updated on
May 18, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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Location, App activity and 2 others
Data isn’t encrypted
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.8
3.29K reviews
Cuyler Moon
June 9, 2021
Woodpecker lets me touch any word in the subtitles to look it up. I watch videos in Chinese, Spanish, and French. Love that I can find quality channels for each language right in the app, all with accurate subtitles. Just what I needed for my advanced Spanish and Chinese. Not really built for beginners, it's perfect for intermediate learners and above. Loads of English language content for English learners to really improve their understanding while watching videos meant for native speakers.
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James Bond
January 28, 2023
I have been using your app to enhance my language proficiency for a while .indeed a great app. but there are some channels whose videos are not up to date there are few have come to my view .there are no recent videos of those channels on the app but on YouTube, it's an active channel. hope you will try and rectify the issue. make those videos available on the app as well.
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Woodpecker Learning Limited
July 10, 2023
Thank you for your feedback and for pointing this out. We have adjusted how our cache and servers run to keep videos more up to date in Woodpecker. Please let us know if you are still seeing this issue on specific channels: support@woodpeckerlearning.com
mohbi us
March 31, 2024
There is just a problem, sometimes is stopped working and crash out
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Woodpecker Learning Limited
March 31, 2024
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We invite you to touch "send feedback" in the settings section of the app, this will let us investigate further. Just click "send feedback" then send the email it generates to us. Thank you for your support!