The Reading Tool
Our leading-edge reading tool keeps you moving without breaking your rhythm. Come across a word or phrase you don’t understand? No problem!
The built-in mouse-over dictionary lets you highlight anything you don’t understand and get a quick translation in context.
Stacked with features
Most pop-up dictionaries won’t give you definitions for phrases, don’t color code words that you’ve looked up before, and don’t keep statistics. Ours does all three.
Upload audio & import video
You can upload audio and import YouTube videos, too. (Sweet, right?)
Oh, and it supports 104 languages, more than any other hosted reading tool available.Try our Reading Tool
Write & Correct
Whether you want to become a better writer in your target language or just use writing as a way to bolster your skills, nothing beats corrections from a native speaker.
Corrections from our dedicated community
Our free essay tool allows you to write whatever you want – essays, phrases, idioms – and get corrections from our dedicated community.
Our platform uses auto-tracking so corrections are consistent and clear.
Correct an essay
Better still: you can make someone’s day and correct an essay yourself!Get Started Now
Communicate with fellow learners and teachers across the globe. Our enthusiastic community keep our forum vibrant and interesting!
Share and get tips
Share experiences and methodologies, get tips and tricks for language acquisition, and play geeky language games.
Practice in any language in the “Other than English” forum or hang out with the crew in “Off topic.”Join Community Forum
Some of us study languages for months without the opportunity to practice conversation. Our global community is anywhere you are – log on to converse in whatever language you choose.
1-on-1 language exchange in private rooms.
Group chats in language specific rooms.
Voice and text
Our tool supports both voice chat and text chat.Let's chat
Qualified Teachers. Many Languages.
In addition to our tools, we’ve assembled a team of LT approved teachers to provide regular conversation practice and guide you if you choose to supplement your individual learning program.
Easy search tool
Our search tool makes it easy to find the right fit: you can specify language, skills, times and dates, and rates.
LT teachers offer a range of options: from professional classes and packages to informal tutoring and conversation.
No risk trials
Some teachers also offer a trial lesson, which is a great way to take a test drive.
A Diverse and Welcoming Community
Our founder, Leo Smith, is a language learning enthusiast who created Language Tools as a way to give back to fellow language learners all across the world.
The Language Tools community is a group of like-minded people on a mission to learn new languages and experience new cultures. We are polyglots and dabblers, beginners and experts, learners and teachers. We are from multiple countries, time zones, and continents all across the world. We consider our geographic differences to be a benefit that broadens our perspective. We have a common goal – language acquisition with the support and encouragement of one another in that pursuit.
We envision a bustling website where fellow learners can pursue their language learning goals and interact with a global community. Language Tools was built with the sole intention of creating a platform where users anywhere can learn a language while having fun and making friends. Ultimately, we would like to see the Language Tools site managed entirely by our strong community of learners and teachers.
We give back
It gets better: we give back. All profits after operating expenses and development costs go to support our charity project in Tanzania, Africa: the Woyode school in Africa, an elementary school for the Masaai children.
Get in on the ground floor. We are just getting started. Our community thrives on new voices and perspectives.
This is your playground – come play today!