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The Best (and worst) Online Czech Language Courses In 2021

Ready to start learning Czech? There are tons of online resources out there, but it can be challenging to figure out which courses offer the best strategies and instruction.

Here, we’re taking a look at all the courses worth checking out—and those you should skip.

Our top choices—tier 1—are picks that are tried and true. The second tier covers courses that are only so-so but might fill some gaps.

Finally, the third-tier selections are ones we can’t wholeheartedly recommend. In fact, there are a lot of reasons to go ahead and skip them.

Let’s get started with the most-recommended courses on our list.

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Mondly Review – Far From My First Choice For Learning A Language

Quality

Both the interface and the course itself could be designed better.

Thoroughness

It’s decent for learning vocabulary, but I thought a lot of the material wasn’t explained very well.

Value

It’s fairly inexpensive.

Price

There are three plans…
$9.99 per month for one language
$47.99 per year ($4/mo) for one language
$47.99 per year ($4/mo) for all languages

Strangely, I was able to access multiple languages even though I only signed up for one month at $9.99.

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8 Best Podcasts To Learn Czech In 2021

Learning Czech is considered by many to be pretty difficult, especially if you currently only speak English. English and Czech have very different roots, as Czech is a Slavic language, which means that the way you formulate sentences, verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs and all sorts of other parts of speech are incredibly different.

However, don’t let this fact deter you from learning Czech, which, by doing so, opens the door to learning other Slavic languages more easily, such as Russian or Polish.

With the right tools, you can learn Czech just as you would any other European language. One of the tools you definitely should make use of? Language-learning podcasts.

They can be an awesome complement to language-learning courses online or in person. Podcasts are readily available, can be listened to just about any time or anywhere and are often free or budget-friendly.

Wondering which podcasts might help you learn Czech? Try one of these eight options. You’re sure to find something that fits your skill level and interests.

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LingQ Review – Extensive Reading Made Easy

Quality

The LingQ reading app is enjoyable in most languages, easy to use, and can expand your vocabulary. However, I found the user content frustrating to navigate.

Thoroughness

With the import function, users can choose to study almost anything they want.

Value

Now that other apps provide similar functions, the monthly subscription may be a bit overpriced. However, the yearly subscription seems fair.

Languages

Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, English, Korean, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Greek, Polish, Esperanto, Belarusian, Latin, Ukrainian. There are also 20 additional languages in Beta.

Price

Premium membership costs $12.99/mo, $71.94/half-year, $107.88/year, $191.76/2-years; single-language lifetime membership costs $199

When I first signed up for LingQ, I wasn’t very impressed. Its seemingly random lesson library, filled with custom cover photos and inconsistent title formats, made me want to click on just about anything to get away from that page.

However, after exploring every function I could find, I realized that the reading tool has several useful functions for anyone trying to learn a language through extensive reading. Most importantly, it makes reading in other languages feel manageable.

The site has three main pages: Lessons, Tutors, and Community. Within them, you can find free and purchasable lessons, coins, an avatar, writing exchanges, a community forum, audio playlists, and challenges.

I mostly used LingQ for reading in Spanish and dabbled in French, Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, and Korean.

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Verbling Review: Online Classes With Helpful Revision Tools

Teacher Quality 

There are some less experienced teachers, but I found the lessons to be more consistently high quality than on italki.

Platform 

The classroom technology, flashcards, and filing system are fantastic for learners and easy to use.

Value

Some teachers charge more than on italki, but you get better classroom technology, more privacy, and fewer disorganized teachers.

Languages

Verbling lists 65 different languages on their platform, from Spanish and Mandarin Chinese through to Twi and Berber. Not all of them have available teachers, however.

Price

Prices are set by the teacher and range from $5 to $75 for an hour-long lesson. You can get discounts for buying packs of 5, 10, or 20 lessons with a teacher. Every student gets one free trial lesson, after which they’re $6 each.

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