FluentU - Learn languages

FluentU - Learn languages

By FluentU

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2015-05-30
  • Current Version: 1.6.9
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 135.86 MB
  • Developer: FluentU
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,890 Ratings

Description

Tired of boring textbooks? FluentU brings language learning to life with real-world videos! Learn Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Japanese, English, Russian, Korean, and Italian with FluentU. "Great app. To my knowledge the best on the market. You created something unique and new!" - Felix Wedel "It is more helpful than any other tool I've used. I had been using podcasts before and trying to make flashcards, and that worked pretty well. But, it ended up that I was spending more time making the flashcards than studying. FluentU really solves this." - David Brown "FluentU has quickly become one of my favorite language-learning tools. Great job on an aesthetically pleasing app and an incredibly functional one." - Justin Price "This concept in FluentU is amazing. It's such a great way to help you understand a spoken language and the way you break it down is amazing." - Demi Pradolin "This app is so fun and useful - the best Chinese language learning app I've ever used." - Richard Jun Learn a language with music videos, movie trailers, news, and inspiring talks. No matter what your skill level or interest, we've got you covered. FluentU turns fun videos into amazing language learning experiences. FluentU premium is available as a monthly ($29.99 for Plus) or yearly subscription ($239.99 for Plus). If you enjoy FluentU, do nothing and your membership will automatically continue for as long as you choose to remain a member. You can easily cancel anytime, online, 24 hours a day. Just sign up to get started! If you subscribe via iTunes: Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Privacy policy: http://www.fluentu.com/privacy/ Terms of Use: http://www.fluentu.com/terms/

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Reviews

  • Way Too Expensive for Sub-Par Quality

    2
    By Jim.!?
    Very expensive for what you get. I’m already spending $15/month on this plan, and there are only a small handful of videos available in Japanese and I can’t even access all my flashcards unless I shell out another $5/month. Kind of a ripoff. Also, the UI isn’t great, I often have to start my entire video over from the begin when scrolling back to the videos from the “add to flashcard” deck screen. I wasn’t going to write a review, but since they kept asking me to write one from the main screen every time I logged in, here it is.
  • Great App, really :)

    5
    By DeeAllGirlz
    This app is fabulous, far better than RS or any other language app. It allows you to further explore a word or phrase with examples and explanations: you can tap on any word for definition and examples. Highly recommend.
  • A WELL THOUGHT OUT APP

    5
    By Dakotaxu
    I recently purchased the Mandarin course from FluentU and was using it on the internet until I switched to the app. What a huge difference, and suddenly everything was a piece of cake. The way the app is designed is so you can not only work on the video at hand but instant Mandarin dictionaries pop up at the tap of a finger on a word you want to learn, AND related sentences then pop up that let you expand on the word you are tapping to learn. You can intuitively get back to the video any time. With their app, everything is intuitive and just where you need it. To the team at FluentU, thanks for putting in the extra effort. UPDATE: this app has no flaws, and it is VERY SOPHISTICATED, even going so far as to correct you if you make a mistake by pointing out “you typed _ _ _ “ if you type the wrong answer. I do have one request, and I’m hoping that the developers can address this. When you click on a word a dictionary pops up immediately, and below that SEVERAL sentences containing the same word that you are trying to look up. The problem is that none of the words in the new sample sentences can be clicked on to find out their meanings. As a result it’s great to see the meaning of the word you are trying to find out in the pop up dictionary, but none of the words in the new sample sentences below can be looked up in the dictionary. You can’t click on them. Otherwise I still give this app 5 stars all the way. Personally I wish I could give it 10 stars, it’s that good ADDITIONAL UPDATE: this app can read my mind!! I made a very small mistake on one of the tone marks because I was typing in a hurry and even though the app let me pass on that part of the quiz, the app still reminded me to “pay attention to the ā because I typed á instead!! I’m so addicted that I have been studying between 5 and 7 hours on FluentU daily now!!! The results are amazing!!! Besides all of this, the videos are so addictive, it makes learning all the more easier. You’re able to get right in the middle of the conversation between two or more people in the video and learn so much. For so many years while I was studying Mandarin I was wishing that there was a way to listen up close to people talking on the street and this is it!! FluentU makes that wish a reality with their videos
  • Great idea, needs work

    2
    By Scott Gil.
    I want to use it but the robotic text to voice is too jarring, making the listening comprehension exercises too frustrating. Other rough edges make make this app fall short of its potential and much shorter in value compared to the price for subscription.
  • App doesn't work well

    1
    By NYCJames
    Updated review - despite my problems with viewing videos on the app, I purchased a subscription anyway since I am finding the desktop version helpful in my French. However I continue to be frustrated with the app. The user experience is not that great and I find the audio lessons totally useless because the audio is not synced with the text. In other words, the voice will go onto the next sentence, but the text lags behind. This is a completely unforgivable problem and totally ruins the user experience on audio lessons. I think for the amount they charge for a subscription, the app really needs to be better. It seems kind of outdated (still rocking the ancient iOS keyboard in places!) The other big problem with FluentU is that the audio levels between videos vary wildly. Sometimes the audio is so quiet that you have to turn the volume right up, then when the video's finished and FluentU's audio kicks in (like the happy noise when you complete an exercise) almost blows your ears off. If FluentU acts as a wrapper around these YouTube videos then they really need to think about incorporating some kind of volume normalization to give a consistent audio experience from video to video.
  • Good idea, but buggy and doesn’t work

    1
    By kaste25
    On my iPad, this would run YouTube videos but never loaded any dialogue scripts or vocabulary. Support took three days to respond to my bug report, and then told me to report it to a different branch. Clunky and below expectations for a pricy paid subscription. Hope they work it out, but I’m canceling and deleting.
  • Just, so much money

    1
    By blisterrednano
    I understand you need to make money as a developer. I don't hate in app purchases. I usually try to support the makers of the app if I like it. But Jesus, $250.00+?????? That's simply too much. It's a shame as I was very excited for the app. :(
  • Great so far!

    5
    By Akex3568
    Just with started with Spanish yesterday and I’m already learning faster then before!
  • great language exploration app

    5
    By blue bonnet 78
    FluentU is a fantastic resource for learning how languages are actually spoken. You can click on words for definitions, grammar tips, additional examples, which is really useful especially in comparison to apps like duolingo. The quizzes and review sections are well implemented also. Totally worth the monthly fee.
  • Translation

    4
    By Merasade
    I think this is a wonderful app, but, can you add the translation from English to Spanish in the words that we don't know?

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