How to learn a new skill in your study break

Study break learning

There are many ways to learn a new skill. You can attend a class, read a book or even take a webinar.

Or you can put that smartphone of yours to really good use and download one of the many educational apps available online. This means you can learn when you want, for as long as you want – even during one of your short study breaks!

Whether you have 10 minutes or an hour, here is a selection of apps to help you learn to fold origami, speak a language or draw amazing art.



Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free

By Duolingo

Cost: Free

Available: iTunes and Google Play

Duolingo is Apple’s iPhone App of the Year! Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and English. Totally fun. Totally free. Yeah, it’s pretty sweet.

How to Draw – Free Drawing Lessons

By Pacific Spirit Media

Cost: Free

Available: iTunes and Google Play

Learn to draw faces, doodles, cartoon characters, the human body or street scenes.

It’s free and fun. There are simple instructions for kids as well as more advanced tips for teens and adults. Download and start drawing now!

How to Make Origami

By Sergey Burlakov

Cost: Free

Available: iTunes and Google Play

Remember making paper airplanes at school? And remember how someone, instead of an airplane, made a flower, a jumping frog, or a parrot? That was like magic. And they only had their two hands and a plain piece of paper. How did they do it? We’ll show you how.

One Comment on “How to learn a new skill in your study break”

  1. Thank you, I love this post !! This is my favourite Library Blog post ever. It is so exciting and inspiring.
    Thank you on behalf of everyone who reads it and has their imagination and creative curiosity piqued : )