Learn English with Drops in 5 minutes a day

Play with your words. American English made easy.

In just five minutes a day, you will learn English through our beautifully illustrated, immersive and playful lessons. You focus on the part of English that matters most — words. It’s effective, fun and free.

Learn American English, drop by drop in just 5 minutes a day.

Learn English in just 5 minutes a day with Drops--learn words in American English

Drops is the most popular and the best way to learn English on the go.

Language learning made easy. Have you always wanted to learn another language but felt you never had enough time, or patience. Or you’ve tried and given up? Well, it’s time to try again with Drops--a fun, new way to finally learn that language you always wanted to master: the English language.

In just five minutes a day, you will learn English through our beautifully illustrated, immersive and engaging lessons. You focus on the part of English that matters most -- words. It’s effective, fun and free.

How Drops can help you learn American English online:

  • Learn 2,000+ American English words with Drops
  • Drops helps to create memorable visual associations with new words
  • Drops helps you to practice your vocabulary and review the words you’ve learned
  • Start with just five minutes a day and build a language learning habit

Let Drops Help You Stay Motivated to Learn English

Instant feedback on your language progress

Instant feedback
Never wonder whether you’ve answered correctly. Why work with boring, old textbooks where you have to flip to the back to know whether or not you’re getting it right? Drops offers you immediate corrections so there’s no guesswork.

Study anywhere, anytime

How to study American English anywhere, anytime
Take Drops with you with our mobile app available for iOS and Android so you can learn American English online and offline too!

Personalized language learning experience

Personalized learning experience
Drops offers learners more than 100 well-curated American English word lists that you can customize to fit your learning needs. Choose which words you want to learn so that you spend your English study time on the material that matters most.

Language learning stats

Stay motivated with learning stats
At the end of each American English learning session, you get detailed statistics on your progress.

Wondering how to learn American English?

American English is very different from other languages, but there are some aspects of the language that make it easier than others. There are many recommended ways to learn American English.

Become familiar with the English alphabet:

  • The English alphabet is easy to learn!
  • It has 26 letters and it is written in either print or cursive.

Tackle English grammar:

  • English grammar is relatively easy to learn.
  • You can learn some of the basic structures in Drops’ Travel Talk category.

Listen to lots of American English audio:

  • Find American tv shows you enjoy and watch them to get familiar with the language.
  • Listen to American music.
  • Use Drops’ Premium listening test feature to test your listening comprehension.

About American English

American English is spoken by nearly 225 million people in all its varieties in the United States. It is recognized as an official language in 32 of the 50 states. The American dialect of English emerged following British colonization. During the 17th century, the American colonies were made up of people who spoke many different dialects of English. Over time, dialect mixture and leveling resulted in a fairly uniform dialect of English unique to the Americas.

Learning English with Drops

Focus on the most important part of your new language

How to learn American English? Focus by focusing on the most important part of the language -- words.
Words are the building blocks to your new language skill. With Drops, you get to spend time with what matters most.

Curated word lists

Word lists you just won’t find anywhere else. We’ve worked with a team of experienced language learners to curate word lists on a diverse range of topics. The wordlists we’ve put together are highly relevant, and you won’t find them anywhere else.

High quality audio

High-quality audio. Robotic, artificial voices or poor audio recordings just don’t cut it when you’re working on listening comprehension. That’s why we make sure that every word comes with crisp, clear and high-quality audio.

Short, focused language learning sessions

Short, focused learning sessions. With Drops, you work on your new language in short, five minute learning sessions. It’s perfect for busy learners and a simple way to make language learning a part of your day.

Ready to start learning American English?

A collection of recommended language learning resources from the Drops team

More Resources for English Learners

Ready to take the next step after learning new words with Drops? Our team put together a collection of the resources and tools they find most effective in their own language learning projects.

Check out our recommended resources for English learners, so that you can take the words you learn in Drops to the next level.

Want to learn to read and write in English? Try our companion app Scripts to help you learn the English Alphabet.

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