Language101 (not to be confused with LanguagePod101) is the worst course I’ve ever tried. The platform has ten different languages for you to choose from and claims to take you from a beginner level up to an intermediate level but ONLY in speaking and understanding. Consequently, you won’t learn how to spell, write or translate the language or even learn any of the grammar. As the courses are poorly designed, each ‘lesson’ is identical and the fast-paced learning method seems inefficient, it is doubtful whether even beginners will learn much. Making matters worse, the price is obscenely expensive.
Easy enough to use but the content is severely lacking.
There are no explanations at all. You just learn to parrot and memorize words and phrases
Value 0 star
Terrible value. It honestly feels like a scam. Not worth using even if it were free.
They provide you with a literal translation of the phrase you are asked to produce.
Despite coming away thinking this is a terrible product (and it is), I liked being asked to produce words and phrases.
I DON’T LIKE…
I don’t agree with their ‘teaching’ method which basically asks you to produce words and phrases in a language you have never learned before as quickly as possible.
The ‘courses’ are a muddled mess, nothing builds on anything, there is no progression at all and there is only one exercise for you to do ad infinitum until you lose your mind.
Language101 tells you that you won’t learn to spell, write or translate the language you are learning using their methods – or any grammar. Oh, and it is highly unlikely you’ll learn to speak either. So what’s it good for?
It is insanely expensive. My god. It is insulting how much money they are charging for a product this terrible.
Languages: Spanish, German, French, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Danish, Canadian-French
Language101 has lots of different subscription plans for you to choose from. A one-time payment for access to all of its languages costs $472 or $63 if you opt for the monthly installments option (that would end up working out at $756 if you chose the latter!!).
For ‘1 Package’ of the language of your choice it is then $147 for lifetime access or $342 if you want all 3 packages in a given language.