Mobile app for learning Spanish
Español – is a mobile application prototype for people who want to learn Spanish using a Storytelling method.

There is a series of Spanish courses made by Oscar Pellus – languages professor from Barcelona. The courses use a storytelling approach and they are very well done – perfect content, a native speaker, fast learning... The author has distributed the content among various sources: podcasts, emails, and the author's web page. And it is hard for customers to use them all on a mobile phone.

I'm learning Spanish using Oscar's method. It works fine but I wish I could spend more time with the course materials and learn faster. That is why the idea of the app was born.
Thanks to application you can work with all content in the same place, easily move from one course to another, listen audio, read texts and even get translation and grammar help.
With everything on your mobile phone, you can use any free minute to interact with the language in a comfortable way and fasten your progress.
In the app you've got all courses and see your progress in each of them. Each course consists of a number of lessons. The main part of the lesson is an audio track. Also there is a text transcription and grammar comments that you can look up.
All you need to do as a user – listen, listen and listen. From any place, as much as you can. Your brain will automatically absorb words, phrases and patterns and you will learn the language without difficulties.

It's the idea of this method and it works. I've tried it myself and got results.
If you don't understand a word or a phrase, you may open transcription and get the explanation.
There are three types of courses: 1. Absolutely free courses, 2. Courses with several free lessons, 3. Courses without free lessons.

So there are two different ways to make a purchase – unblock a part of the lessons or buy the entire course.
To make a purchase you should enter a credit card details. You can do it using a keyboard or simply by scanning the card.
To make a customer confident the payment is secure I put VISA and MasterCard verified logotypes, "Powered by Stripe" and "128 bit encryption" signs on the billing page.
The app turned out to be simple and easy to use. No excess functionality. The customer can focus on education process, enjoy perfect content and monitor his progress.

I think it would be interesting to add comments and let users to communicate with each other and share their progress to motivate each other even more.
Olga Shavrina
Product designer
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