Fluenz is a language learning software that is available on most devices and offers offline functionality. Its primary objective is to simulate the one-on-one tutor experience with the use of video tutorials that break down the language you’re learning. There are ample explanations of language concepts in English, and the instruction is very thorough. It’s designed for the user with a bigger budget that’s looking for an in-depth and serious learning experience.
The activities are easy to use and very effective, but they can be a bit dry.
Extremely thorough. Frequent video tutorials and podcasts provide in-depth explanations and lots of practice.
Maybe not the fastest way to learn a language, but there’s a great deal of content. Made for those who prefer an academic approach.
I found the thorough explanations to be very helpful.
The video tutorials were engaging and added a lot of value.
The podcasts are great for more passive practice.
I DON’T LIKE…
The pace of the activities can be slow.
Some of the activities feel too repetitive.
Except for Mandarin, each language is available in five levels of difficulty. The full five-level course is $408 (currently discounted at $378). The Mandarin course contains three levels of difficulty and is available for $322 (currently $308). For each language, you can buy a smaller bundle of levels based on your ability.
Languages: Fluenz offers courses in seven languages: Spanish (Latin America), French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish (Spain) and Portuguese.
Although Fluenz is pretty good for learning Spanish, I’d advise those interested in learning Chinese to definitely consider another course instead as Fluenz doesn’t use Chinese characters at all!