Learn Basic Latin American Spanish with Doki: Written iPad App Review
Como estas, amigo? It’s time to get your Spanish language lesson on with the Learn Basic Latin American Spanish with Doki (or Doki for short!) app for iPad. This thorough, long-titled app comes to us from the folks at Eazyspeak, and it packs quite a punch.
The Doki app for iPad takes a practical approach to Spanish language education. It’s an immersive app, full of images and real life situations designed to make this foreign language accessible in the best way.
You’ll traverse the language-rich land of Doki, checking in to different attractions and learning words in logical groupings. Time to visit the restaurant or la agencia de viajes! The Doki app even breaks up the learning into two age-appropriate categories, one for those ages 7 to 14, and another for those of us ages 15 and up.
There are 51 lessons in all (more about that in the Value section), and there’s something here for everyone, from beginners to those learning more advanced Spanish. I love the app’s focus on the more practical Latin American Spanish. All the in-app speakers are native Latin Americans, giving this app even more bang for your buck.
Layout & Design:
I dig the city-style interactive nature of the Learn Basic Latin American Spanish with Doki iPad app. Not only is it smart, it’s entertaining, as are they fun storylines and activities you go through during your learning process.
Is the animation and graphic style the most advanced thing I’ve ever seen? No, but it definitely holds its own and adds plenty of value to this educational title. I do wish it was clearer sometimes how to navigate through lessons (when in doubt press the play or next button, or try pressing home).
While the Learn Basic Latin American Spanish with Doki iPad app is free to download, the free version only includes two lessons, all be they pretty solid ones. To unlock all of the 14 chapters (51 lessons in all) it costs $7.99. To be frank, that price is still awesome.
If you’re after a certain topic or type of Latin American Spanish lesson, consider unlocking a group of three lessons for $1.99. I still think the whole unlocked package makes the most sense and delivers the most bang for your buck.
Still not convinced? Go ahead and check out the two free lessons. You’re going to want to use the rest of this app even more. As in so many cases, quality makes a small investment worth it. You’d spend more than $7.99 on a bad Spanish to English dictionary. Doki brings twice the flavor and is extremely useful and visual. Go get it.
Learn Basic Latin American Spanish with Doki for iPad iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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