Ever wanted to learn a new skill but failed to find the time? Well, thanks to a host of apps on your phone, it’s never been easier to learn a new skill. Whether it’s a spare 20 minutes in your lunch hour or half an hour on your morning and evening commutes, we’ve rounded up the best apps for learning new skills, all from the comfort of your phone.
#1 Learn a new language
When it comes to skills, being able to speak multiple languages can seriously boost your employability and could be the difference between you getting a dream job over someone else! The app Duolingo is a popular choice for its game style format, as users receive experience points for every correct answer. The app teaches you the language through repetition, audibly speaking it and conversation, and as you progress so does the difficulty. Check out our list of 4 courses every twenty-something needs to do here.
#2 Learn to code
Coding is one skill that has seen a surge in popularity after supermodel Karlie Kloss launched the scholarship Kode with Karlie in partnership with the Flatiron School in New York last year. At the time, Kloss explained, “Code is only going to continue to play a major role in defining our future. I think it’s crucial that young women learn to code as early as possible to ensure that we as young women have a voice and a stake in what the world looks like.” But if you don’t have time to apply for a coveted scholarship spot then the free app, Udacity, is the choice for you. The app covers introductory, intermediate and advanced levels, and includes masterclasses from experts at Facebook and Google!
#3 Learn new culinary skills
The app Look & Cook pairs stunning images of culinary delights with easy to follow step by step instructions on how to make it. With over 50 recipes, the list isn’t endless but close up shots and videos turn the focus on honing your skills and help even the most novice cook become a culinary genius,
#4 Learn to meditate
If you’re feeling stressed or anxious, then the app Headspace will be worth looking at. It teaches meditation and mindfulness in just 10 minutes a day so everyone can use the app, even if you don’t have much time! With a personalized programme page, a host of techniques and reminders to keep you on track, you’re guaranteed to feel zen in no time.
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