Learn French - Vocabulary Education App Review (iOS, $9.99)

  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Brainscape
  • Updated: Nov, 30 2010
  • Version: 2.20131219
  • Size: 59.5 MB

Languages: English, French, German, Chinese, Spanish

Seller: Bold Learning Solutions, Inc.

-64-bit support for iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad Mini w/ Retina Display
-Design changes
-Improved Performance
-Bug Fixes

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
5 Ratings
All Versions:
206 Ratings


Drill yourself on the most common vocabulary words from your French courses and from everyday French conversation. Boost your vocab FASTER than with any other app on iTunes. Applying the latest in cognitive science, Brainscape introduces vocabulary words in order from most foundational to most complex, and repeats them in a pattern that is just right for YOUR brain.

Rather than creating frivolous games or distracting quizzes to try to make learning “fun,” Brainscape provides a scientifically optimized algorithm to repeat flashcards in just the right pattern for your brain’s maximum absorption, based on YOUR confidence. Brainscape makes sure that your study time is used as efficiently as possible, because – let’s face it – you are busy!

Learn French Vocabulary includes:

• Nearly 3,000 AUDIO flashcards composed of the most important words in French– carefully ordered from most foundational to most complex (unlike other vocab apps, which simply dump words into “themes” with no sense of progression)

• Hundreds of key phrases that will help you survive better on the streets of – wherever!

• A customized flashcard repetition algorithm that cuts your memorization time dramatically

• Convenient “browse” and “search” functions that allow you to easily find cards you want

• Ongoing feedback, statistics, and visualization tools to help you track your progress

The Brainscape team is made up of cognitive scientists and language specialists formerly with Columbia and Yale, as well as former executives from The Princeton Review and Kaplan. Our mission is to make learning easier and more convenient. Feel free to check out our website (www.brainscape.com) and good luck studying!

Customer Reviews

  • Best

    by Kkj9218

    Best app for memorizing french vocabs.. I love this app.

  • Awesome

    by Madonnica!

    I love this app.

  • The best French vocabulary app

    by gd143492

    This is the best French vocabulary app out there. I have downloaded dozens and deleted almost all of them but this app has always stayed. I love it. It's traditional and helpful and simple.

  • Xxx

    by Mle5695

    This is a great flash card system.

  • Recognizing more words!

    by AsHtheBarber

    This app has taught me a lot of new words and the rating system of how well you knew the flash card is great. I feel like I'm learning the words long term instead of short term. To learn a language you need to practice every day and spend time in it and this app helps when I'm not using pimsleur french In the car. Merci beacoup! ;)

  • Great app

    by MDB1359

    Works well.

  • Awesome app!

    by John01djshs

    Really smooth app, great learning system and usability. It's actually fun to use which is so important in language learning.

  • Great

    by StarlightSapphire

    Amazing! My 4 year plan in school doesn't give me time for a French class, so this app is perfect.

  • Très utile!

    by Lamunte

    Très utile!

  • Practical and time saving

    by Ben_ms

    This application is in many ways practical, yet saves us time . It can fit easily into our schedules no matter how full these are. However, still highly interactive and innovative to retain our attention and concentration. The cards method is even fun to be tried one is bored by its challenging yet not impossible attitude.

  • Bravo

    by Joyebn

    Installed the app yesterday and love it so far.

  • French lessens

    by Words of love

    French is the words of love!!!!! French comes Peres the city of love

  • Great!

    by Super Deep

    This is a great app for the novice French "learner." It is easy to install and easy to navigate through. I would definitely recommend this app

  • Great! But...

    by Lisa Pegden

    It would be great if you could use them both french-->english and English-->french

  • Pricey, but best all around vocab app

    by Stacyreeves

    I downloaded about 20 French vocab apps, and this is the only one I use on a regular basis. I love that it learns with me, so that I can easily and naturally progress in my learning. The vocab is well chosen, it is stuff I actually use on a regular basis. The pronunciations are very good and accurate. It is expensive to buy the full app but for me it was worth it. Every day I use this app while riding the Paris Metro!

  • Ms.

    by Hipster sloth

    Such an amazing app, I can now speak to my elephants in French! Bon chance!

  • Very good app

    by Lexar bear

    Great app. Really like the system used to rate how well you know a word or phrase. It is similar to what I used to do as a child with flash cards.

  • Great

    by Cp098765

    je adore

  • Great app

    by Wisam010181

    Great app , with creative idea to teach , thank you

  • Ok

    by Bluewave40

    Flash cards work fine, but pronunciation only audible with my headphones on (discovered per brainscapes recommendation). This needs to be fixed on their end.

  • Crashes

    by BekkiM

    With the latest version, it crashes as soon as it opens, which makes it worthless.

  • It's ok

    by DLG No 1 FAN


  • Don't UPDATE if...

    by Jane Emma

    Don't UPDATE if u don't have Brainscape account. This update will change your paid version into an in app purchase. You will have to buy the flashcard again UNLESS you have an account and synced the flashcard. To sign up for an account, go to the top left/right

  • App crash

    by JL Wong

    Crash as soon as it open in iPhone 5 iOs 6.1.4

  • Effective Study Tool

    by YGlen

    A nice tool to use with Duolingo for supplemental study. Very pleasant female French voice in the cards studied so far.

  • App crash

    by Ron1981

    App crashes as soon you open it. I guess it would be nice if I could actually see how the app works.

  • Vocab is improving

    by Homerunmania

    Excellent methodology to help French learners who lack vocab power.

  • French is fun

    by Bettyboop 23

  • Crash

    by James Samson

    The latest update makes the app crash. Please Fix! The app is the best tool to learn French!

  • Brainscape French Vocab

    by French Flash Cards

    Excellent resource. I have used flash cards for this purpose many times, but this app makes it so much more convenient and effective.

  • Excellent tool.

    by Cherilynn1030

    I am using Rosetta Stone to learn French, and this tool in addition has done wonders for my learning. Very happy!!!

  • Currently my dominant form of learning vocabulary

    by iSentient666

    The colors, the number of words, the presentation, and the no bull-crap fancy visuals make it VERY practical, easy to use, and fun! I spend hours on this app just enjoying the learning of French. The only complaint I can imagine now is that some of the words have terrible audio during pronunciation. It literally sounds like the app team went into a crowded cafe in France, asked some random dude to say a word into a crappy microphone while he's busy eating. Other than that, top notch! Thank you.

  • Living in France

    by Corydon79

    This is a great vocabulary app! My vocabulary is improving tremendously - I find myself using my new vocab when I talk to my friends (which is the point) and its making a huge difference how I express myself.

  • Really good

    by Daring26

    I learned pretty fast. I wish the the french verb conjugation flash cards would also come with audio.

  • Love it

    by slapchevre

    Great French app, so useful!

  • Mostly fabulous

    by Joiede

    I appreciate the pronunciation and the repetition of words i dont know well. Fun to watch my progress. Some of the word hints are unclear, however. Also, it occasionally quits for no apparent reason

  • Problems

    by Doyle-2012

    After using for a couple of weeks it started crashing when I selected the red category for I don't know the word. That makes the flash cards unusable. They need to fix this major bug.

  • Great fun!

    by Jdub47

    Great app for learning French. It hasn't crashed on me yet and I did upgrade my 4S to 6.0. They plan on adding bookmarking, definitely what it needs. Four stars!




  • Useful

    by Newzreeder

    Not bad but crashes on open in iOS6.

  • Awesome!

    by Skwareface

    This is easily the best french vocab enhancing App available. But praise should be given to the entire Brainscape learning concept across all their releases. But again, my french vocab has improved a thousand-fold after diving into this...

  • Great app

    by Apmagetatto

    Very effective for learning and reviewing vocabulary ... But now crashes on launch in ios6. I'll change to 5 stars when fixed.

  • Very helpful

    by Betsysweeding

    I use this as a supplement to a full course I am taking. I find it very helpful.

  • Sounds/login doesn't work on loading

    by Cbp111116

    Was really excited about this product, then it took 5 minutes to figure out because it kept on freezing. Furthermore, the sounds will not work and there are no settings to remedy this. Hope it gets fixed. Would love to give it a good review.

  • Easy and it works too

    by David Hullette

    I love Brainscape's apps! I have their French verbs and vocab, German verbs, lite versions of Spanish verbs and vocab, Mythology, and Religion apps. They all work great and the algorithm (or whatever it's called that they use) helps you memorize information quickly. I recommend any of their apps! The only thing I wish they would do is pronounce the individual verb conjugations.

  • Great

    by Danno123456

    Have waited a long time for this. Merci!

  • Winner!

    by guitarstjohn

    Makes for a reasonably painless study of French.

  • Very useful

    by whytheheckdoineedanicknameyoulameprogram

    Very useful for someone who has studied French but needs to review vocabulary

  • Best study app for French I have found

    by An avid French learner

    Most of the other reviews pretty much covered it. Great app.

  • Try it!!!!!

    by Moskar616

    Nuff said

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