# Croatian

## 4.2

#### Summary:

Verbling is a language learning platform where you can find and book classes directly from a teacher. It’s very similar to italki with a few minor differences. Unfortunately, on Verbling, the cost of lessons are generally higher and the number of teachers to choose from fewer. Still, it’s a fairly good option for finding a teacher.

##### Quality

Professional teachers that have to submit an application

##### Thoroughnes

Doesn’t use Skype for lessons

##### Value

Cheaper than most options, but more expensive than italki

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## 3.2

#### Summary:

Glossika has learning resources for over fifty languages that impressively range from Armenian and Czech to Icelandic and Tagalog.

While not suitable for absolute beginners, lower intermediates could use the resource to familiarise themselves with sentences in their language of choice using Glossika´s intuitive approach.

Listening to native speakers and repeating what they say can help learners to improve their comprehension skills and spoken fluency.

While it is amazing that so many languages are included, learners would have to use numerous other resources alongside it. The cost is unjustifiably high.

##### Quality

The audio recordings are well made but other aspects could be improved

##### Thoroughness

Glossika covers an impressive number of languages but their method requires you to intuitively learn

##### Value

Polyglots may find the price to be fair but for most language learners it’s overpriced

#### Price

You can try out Glossika´s learning method for free with their week-long trial. The monthly subscription costs $30 a month. The annual subscription costs$24.99 a month and will set you back 299.88$in total. Click the link below to save$5 on a subscription to Glossika.

Alternatives: Speechling does much of what Glossika can do for free. In addition, for a lower monthly fee, you can get unlimited corrections on your pronunciation. Unfortunately, they offer far fewer languages compared to Glossika.

For those learning Italian, I’d recommend Ripeti Con Me. The course style is very similar to Glossika but it improves upon a lot of Glossika’s weaknesses.

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## 4

#### Summary:

LingQ is a language learning platform that makes it easy to read and listen to interesting content at varying difficulty levels. As you read, words will be marked as known and LingQ tracks the total number of words you “know”. The content comes from lots of different places with very little of it being original. They also make it very easy to upload your own content.

##### Quality

Reading on LingQ is really easy though there are some features I’d like to see improved or removed

##### Thoroughness

Although there isn’t much original content, there’s still a lot of material to read regardless of your level

##### Value

The price is fitting for the value provided

#### Price

A Premium subscription to LingQ costs \$12.99/month.

Languages: Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, English, Korean, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Greek, Polish, Esperanto, Latin, Ukranian. There are also 11 additional languages in Beta.

Alternatives: Readlang can do much of what LingQ does and is available for free. I didn’t realize all of its functions when writing this review, otherwise, I would have been a bit less enthusiastic about LingQ.

If you’re studying Chinese, I’d recommend Du Chinese or The Chairman’s Bao.

For those studying Spanish, Storyling is a newer resource that I like quite a bit.

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