What Does the Loch Ness Monster Have To Do With Language Learning?

When it comes to learning a new language, where do you start? Pronunciation, maybe, or some listening? Then you’ll start learning words, phrases. Grammar. How to write. All these building blocks come together to help make up a language you can then communicate with. But, of course, communication is more than just words—it’s culture, too. … Read more

My Week Learning Scottish Gaelic with uTalk

With over 2,500 basic words and phrases in more than 140 languages, there’s plenty the uTalk app offers for you to learn. But as we all find ourselves getting busier and busier, how much time do we realistically have to spend on language learning? We decided to find out by having Charlotte, our Marketing and … Read more

uTalk and Asterix: An Origin Story

Today is National Comic Book Day, so if you can tear yourself away from stories of superheroes or zombies, then why not check out our very own uTalk origin story? Spoiler alert: there are no angry aliens set on wiping out half of the universe’s population, but there are some comics involved! Way back in … Read more

🙌 uTalk Release 3.4: More Free Words! 🙌

Our tech guys have been hard at work over here on all sorts of fun stuff and we’ve decided it’s time to give you all a little treat. With this new update, we’re going to almost double the amount of free words available on the app—so alongside such classics as ‘yes’ and ‘no’, you’ll also … Read more

🎶 This uTalk 3.3 release will be music to your ears 🎶

You’ll now be able to listen to music in the background while learning which, according to the people who know, can ease stress, create a positive mood and aid learning. And, to show we’ve thought of everything, the music turns off automatically when you’re recording. You’ll also be able to adjust the text size from … Read more

Languages are our heart and soul

Languages say something about our culture and our soul, according to uTalk’s language guru (pictured). Which is why Brian Loo Soon Hua, who knows upwards of eight languages, is worried about the number of endangered languages on the verge of becoming extinct. ‘Languages are going extinct and regional differences are slowly dying out,’ he says. … Read more

Keep Your Herr On: A Beginner’s Guide to German

Here’s the five Gut and Wurst things you need to know about the language: Lots of similar words: Around 40% of German words are similar to English ones because they once shared the same ancestral language.  Shared words include Hammer (hammer), Freund (friend) and gut (good) as well as phrases like was ist das? (what is that?) and … Read more

uTalk’s Great Language Adventure

Try out 40 languages free as part of uTalk’s Great Language Adventure We’re off on a round the world trip by (virtual) planes, trains, boats and automobiles to meet and talk to people in 40 different countries celebrating the fact that uTalk goes to more places than any other languages company. Our mascot has started his tour in … Read more

20% discount offer to mark launch of Paypal on uTalk’s website

Great news!  You can now use PayPal across the uTalk website for added peace of mind. To celebrate we’re giving customers 20 percent off all our products with the promotion code PAYPAL20, valid for a limited time.   Even better, you don’t have to pay with PayPal to qualify. Our uTalk website still accepts all major … Read more