3.2
16 reviews
1K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Don’t just learn a new language, master it! Completely free with no ads, Lectia is the first language learning app to offer in-depth content using real-life audio, video, and reading passages from countries where the target language is spoken.

Developed by language experts at the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland, Lectia features:

- Language learning activities to build comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar that increase in difficulty as you progress

- Cultural, historical, and vocabulary notes
- Transcript and translation
- Highlighted text-tracking to help you follow along

- Extensive glossary


Choose from several languages:
Arabic | Bosnian | Burmese | Chinese | Croatian | Dari | French | German | Greek | Indonesian | Korean | Pashto | Persian | Portuguese | Russian | Serbian | Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese


Authentic materials created by and for native speakers:
- Local and national news reports
- Expert interviews
- Weather reports
- Apartment listings
- Product and service ads
- Recipes, and more!



Benefits of Lectia:
- No hidden costs or in-app purchases. Ever!

- No ads
- For all language levels (beginner, intermediate or advanced)!
- Proficiency test at the end of each level
- No wifi? No problem! Download lessons for offline study.

- Goal tracking feature to measure your progress
- Whether you’re already comfortable with the language or just starting out, Lectia has an option for you!



For 35 years, the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland has been helping people understand each other and the world around them. To learn more about our work, visit us at www.nflc.umd.edu.


Connect with us!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umdnflc/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NationalForeignLanguageCenter
Twitter: @NFLC_UMD
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-foreign-language-center
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nflc.umd.edu/

Got an idea? We want to hear from you! Share your feedback with us at nflc-feedback@umd.edu.
Updated on
Dec 7, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

3.2
16 reviews
Amanda Gillis
February 26, 2024
This app is excellent. I'm learning a lot, and it's actually free! Plus, it's from a respected university, so the information is always well-presented and explained clearly. The chance to explore different topics, across different dialects of Spanish, is greatly helping my listening comprehension skills. Thank you!!!
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joe randall
December 21, 2023
Navigation needs work. A back button hit should not leave the app. Hunting down all your hidden buttons for navigation is extremely frustrating. There are issues with the questions as well. Some have no options for answering. Some have no reason to require multiple responses (prelesson knowledge). Some are linked to so many other questions it is ridiculous. Yet some have correct responses that are marked wrong due to not following your narrative that can only be found in the review.It can be fix
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Felipe Souza
June 25, 2023
Amazing app for ultra serious language learners. I can totally see how it can be hard for some people since the beginner level would often be the intermediate level in other apps. Probably the best app for serious language learners I've seen so far. Given the fact that it's free, and not very known, it has a lot to offer.
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What's new

Production Lectia release