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Learn Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Hebrew, Cantonese, Thai, Arabic, Portuguese, Dutch, Greek, Hindi, Polish, Swedish, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Filipino, Turkish, Persian, Norwegian, Finnish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Swahili, Czech, Danish, Afrikaans, Romanian, and Urdu.

Learn 34 languages the fast, fun, and easy way with Innovative Language 101.

"This series is always my first port of call when starting a new language.” - The Guardian

"These podcasts offer a painless and FREE way to bone up on the language.” - PC Magazine

“Of particular note is SurvivalPhrases, which offers 3- to 5-minute episodes that cover basics.” - The New York Times

Start now and access hundreds of audio and video lessons by real teachers, lesson notes, study tools and more. With 500+ million downloads and 10 years of experience, you’re learning with a time-tested, proven system. Choose a language and learn anywhere, anytime. You can:

-Access a 7-Day Free Premium Trial of Any of Our Language Courses (Free)
-Get New Audio & Video Lessons EVERY Week for LIFE (Free)
-Learn Offline by Downloading Lessons to My Library (Free)
-Get Daily Vocab Lessons Delivered to Your Email (Free)
-Switch Between All of Your Devices & Computer Without Losing Progress (Free)
-Use Multiple Playback Options: Stream from the App or the Lock-Screen, Skip Ahead & Control the Speed of Your Lessons (Free)
-Access the Largest Library of Audio & Video Lessons (Basic Users & Above)
-Access In-Depth Lesson Notes & Read with Every Lesson (Basic Users & Above)
-Track Your Learning Progress with Progress Bars (Basic Users & Above)
-Fully Master Conversations with Line-by-Line Audio (Premium Users & Above)
-Create Personal Word Lists with the Word Bank (Premium Users & Above)
-Enjoy 1-on-1 Learning with Your Own Teacher (Premium PLUS only)
-Get a Personalized Learning Program & Guidance (Premium PLUS Only)

Download the App right now and sign up for your Free Lifetime Account. You get a 7-day Trial of our entire Learning System – both the mobile app and the desktop version! Only want mobile access? Easily upgrade in-app with exclusive Mobile Only subscriptions. Want to add Basic or Premium and learn on your device and computer? There's an option for that, too.

*Please note that subscriptions made using the in-app purchases will auto-renew at the end of the subscription period and be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase unless you turn off auto-renew at least 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period. Subscriptions made through in-app purchases cannot be cancelled during active subscription period. Please see this article for managing your in-app subscriptions and auto-renewal: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4098

Monthly Premium PLUS Access: $46.99/month
Monthly Premium Access: $24.99/month
Monthly Basic Access: $7.99/month
Monthly Mobile Only Access: $9.99/month

*all amounts are in US dollars

At Innovative Language Learning, we take your privacy very seriously. You can view our privacy policy here: http://www.innovativelanguage.com/privacy

Innovative Language 101 is the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn new vocabulary words and to read, listen, write and speak Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Hebrew, Cantonese, Thai, Arabic, Portuguese, Dutch, Greek, Hindi, Polish, Swedish, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Filipino, Turkish, Persian, Norwegian, Finnish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Swahili, Czech, Danish, Afrikaans, Romanian, and Urdu.

 Free in iOS App Store


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Version History

Launched Dec 06, 2013 (over 5 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

Mar 22
Version 2.0.8

small bugfixes

Feb 26
Version 2.0.7

-NEW: video player now supports subtitles. When playing a video that has subtitles available, you'll find a new button in the top right of the screen where you can select your subtitle options. You can also turn subtitles and closed captioning on and off from the app's Settings screen.
-NEW: offline Word Bank support
-NEW: when registering for an account, if you mistype your email address we can catch that and offer to correct it for you.
-NEW: better support for larger devices screens such as the iPhone XS, XR, and newer iPads.
-IMPROVED: better security.
-FIXED: the file size of some lessons was displayed incorrectly.
-FIXED: a bug that could prevent opening the Word Bank on iPad if the Word Bank was empty.
-FIXED: a bug that could prevent users from switching languages
-FIXED: other various bugfixes and improvements

Sep 26
Version 2.0.6

-FIXED: an issue that would cause vocabulary to become corrupted when downloaded.
-NEW: added a 1.25x speed option for audio playback.

Sep 12
Version 2.0.5

-Various bugfixes

May 09
Version 2.0.4

-Some changes for compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
-Various other bugfixes

Mar 21
Version 2.0.3

FIXED: an issue that could cause some wrong audio files to play when certain lessons are downloaded.
FIXED: an issue that could prevent words from being added to the word bank.
FIXED: various bugfixes including a memory leak.

Feb 15
Version 2.0.2

FIXED: various bugfixes and improvements

Jan 02
Version 2.0.1

FIXED: various bugfixes and improvements

Oct 31
Version 2.0

NEW: proper support for larger screen sizes.
NEW: multitasking is now available on supported iPads. Use the Innovative Language 101 app alongside other apps in Split View or Slide Over modes.
NEW: picture in picture is now available for video lessons on supported iPads.
NEW: you can now pull down on the lesson browser screens to manually refresh lesson content.
FIXED: headphone controls now work correctly for play/pause, fast forward, rewind, and previous & next track for both wired headphones and for AirPods.
FIXED: we greased some gears to make the app snappier all around
FIXED: a more accurate progress bar on the Downloads screen for lessons being downloaded.
FIXED: an assortment of various other bugfixes and improvements to keep things running smoothly.

Apr 05
Version 1.15.1

FIXED: the information for the new Lifetime Mobile subscription on the Upgrade screen mistakenly stated that it includes access to My Teacher. It does NOT. The information and slides on this screen have been corrected. We're very sorry for any confusion this caused.

Mar 28
Version 1.15

NEW: Get unlimited mobile access to a language for a one time payment with the new Lifetime Mobile in-app purchase. ***Please note that Lifetime Mobile does NOT include access to the corresponding website. Lifetime Mobile purchases are on a per language basis***
FIXED: an issue that could cause some downloaded PDFs to not open
FIXED: many other various bugfixes

Sep 26
Version 1.14.1

-NEW: view your time spent studying in the app on the website
-FIXED: various smaller bugfixes and fixes for iOS 10

Aug 06
Version 1.14

-NEW: Auto play! Have you ever wanted to listen to one lesson after another without having to manually start the next audio track playing each time? Now you can! Just start an audio track playing and then hit the new Auto Play button. The app will automatically play the next audio track until it hits the end of the current series. Don't want to hear the review track? Only want to hear the dialog tracks? You can configure which types of audio tracks are auto played on the Settings screen. Auto play is great for commuters and others whose hands may be busy while they listen.
-FIXED: improvements to accessibility features
-FIXED: various other bugfixes and improvements

Apr 11
Version 1.13

-NEW: Text magnification for vocabulary, expansion, and line-by-line. To set your font size, just go More->Settings->Text Size (or on iPad Settings->Text Size) and adjust the slider to set your desired text size.
-FIXED: an issue that could cause the app to crash when users with a very large number of words in their word bank try to login.
-FIXED: the microphone was inaccessible for iPad users to use for My Teacher recordings.
-FIXED: lots of optimizations and improvement to the Word Bank.
-Various other bugfixes and improvements.

Feb 23
Version 1.12

-NEW: Premium users can now view, edit, and sync their Word Bank with their respective 101 site. To add words to your Word Bank, browse to the Vocabulary section of any lesson and tap on the + button next to the word to add it. To all all the lesson's vocabulary words, tap on the + button in the upper right of the screen.
-NEW: Premium Plus users can now record and submit audio recordings to their teachers.
-other various bugfixes and improvements

Jan 12
Version 1.11.1

-fixed a startup crash on iOS 7 introduced in v1.11

Jan 07
Version 1.11

-NEW LANGUAGES! Now study Afrikaans, Romanian and Urdu, too!
-various other bugfixes and improvements

***PLEASE NOTE: we are aware of the crash on startup you may experience if you're running iOS 7. This has been fixed in version 1.11.1. In the meantime, we strongly recommend upgrading to iOS 8 or above if possible.***

Nov 17
Version 1.9

-NEW: Improved support for Premium Plus subscribers. Purchase a monthly or yearly Premium Plus subscription right in the app or login to your existing account. On top of all the great features that come with a Premium subscription, enjoy access to a more personalized learning experience including 1 on 1 instruction with our teachers with the My Teacher feature
-various other bugfixes and improvements

Jul 23
Version 1.8

-NEW: Yearly subscriptions are now available! Save big by subscribing for a year at a time.
-improved Voice Over support
-various other bugfixes and improvements

Jun 12
Version 1.7.2

-fixed a crash on iOS 7 when attempting to choose any language from the "All 31 Languages" list on the language selection screen

Jun 06
Version 1.7.1

-fixed the missing progress bar for seasons in My Library
-fixed some crashes under iOS 6

****iOS 6 USERS PLEASE NOTE: This will be the final version to support iOS 6. Versions after this will require iOS 7 or higher****

May 22
Version 1.7

-when browsing lessons, you can now filter lessons by type: audio, video, and newest
-by popular demand, we've added some very useful audio player control enhancements: change playback speed (0.5x, 1x, 1.5x, or 2x), quickly skip back and forward 10 seconds, go to the next or previous track within a lesson, and set a track to repeat
-fixed some PDF display issues
-added a Manage Subscriptions button to the Settings screen for easy access to your subscriptions
-better support for Control Center
-various other bugfixes and under the hood improvements

Mar 17
Version 1.6.1

-added a button on the Settings screen to Manage Subscriptions
-fixed some PDF display issues in landscape mode
-other minor fixes and improvements

Dec 12
Version 1.6

-improved compatibility with iOS 8, iPhone 6 and 6+
-switch language button added to the Home and Settings screens for easy access
-improvements to the download manager
-other various bugfixes and improvements

Sep 04
Version 1.5.3

-improved forgot password function
-other minor bugfixes and UI tweaks

Aug 14
Version 1.5.2

-improvements and bugfixes for the download manager
-[iOS 7+ devices only] the app will now notify you if you leave the app while lessons are downloading and the downloads are paused due to app inactivity. Lessons can download in the background for at a maximum of approximately 10 minutes depending on your device's current state and usage. Downloads will resume once you relaunch the app. You can turn these notifications off by logging into your account in the app, going to the Settings screen, and turning off "Download Notifications."
-other minor bugfixes

Jul 11
Version 1.5.1

-added AirPrint support for PDFs
-fixed a bug that could cause season and lesson lists to be empty
-fixed some audio tracks not getting downloaded when downloading a lesson
-fixed playback controls not appearing on the iPad when in portrait mode
-various other bugfixes

Jun 13
Version 1.5

-minor UI tweaks and bug fixes. Now find the most popular languages more easily on the language selection screen
-fixes some offline usage issues

May 16
Version 1.4

-fixes missing lesson audio tracks

May 08
Version 1.3.2

-minor bug fixes and enhancements

May 05
Version 1.3.1

-various minor bugfixes

Apr 29
Version 1.3

-added support for the following sites:


Apr 21
Version 1.2

-various bug fixes
-added support for the following sites:


Jan 04
Version 1.1

-fixes offline access to downloaded lessons
-other minor fixes

Dec 13
Version 1.0.1

-minor bugfixes
-fixes expansion audio playback when trying to stream it over the internet

Dec 06
Version 1.0

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