Polish

HiNative Review: Useful But Not Exceptional Q&A App

Quick Review

3.7 

Summary

HiNative is a Q&A app for language learners that want to have questions answered by native speakers. It’s available for iOS, Android and desktop, and it has over three million registered users. A free version is available that offers the basic features of the app.

Features

The app is pretty basic, but it works.

Features

Many users are very helpful, but not all questions receive intelligent responses.

Value

The basic functions of the app are available for free, but you’ll need to pay for audio or video features.

Price

The basic features of HiNative are free to use. A premium subscription is available for $5.68/month paid monthly, or $4.96/month paid annually (a $59.63 payment).

Languages

HiNative supports just about any language.

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10 Best Podcasts For Learning Polish In 2020

Learning Polish requires a good bit of effort. It’s definitely not the easiest language to learn in the world and becoming fluent requires consistent and diligent practice. So, the more resources at your disposal as you embark on this Polish language-learning process, the better. You’ll find podcasts are a very useful complement to any language-learning course, whether you’re taking a course online or in person.

When used in conjunction with a more formalized course, podcasts can be great side practice, helping you achieve fluency faster. Podcasts can additionally help you enhance your listening comprehension and translation skills, and also teach you new vocabulary words and the nuances of pronunciation.

Think a podcast might help you learn Polish? Then check out these 10 podcasts available online. (more…)

Tandem Review: A Tinder-esque Language Exchange App?

Quick Review

4.5 

Summary

Tandem is a popular language exchange app with over one million active users. It’s available for iOS and Android and aims to bring language learners from all over the world together. It’s largely centered around its chat capabilities and language tools that facilitate communication, but there is also a tutoring service offered in the app.

Community 

There are lots of active language learners, especially those looking to pair with native English speakers.

Features 

The interface is intuitive and the language tools are simple and effective, though you’ll quickly run out of free translations.

Value

The free version is all most people will need. Tandem Pro doesn’t add a ton of extra value.

Price

There is a limited free version of Tandem and a pro version available at $6.99 for one month, $3.99/month for three months, and $2.92/month for a year’s subscription.

Languages

There are over 160 languages offered on Tandem.

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Best Online Polish Courses: We Tested 19 Of Them!

Learning Polish doesn’t have to be stressful. With a long list of great resources to recommend, we can point you in the right direction. Of course, we also have some cautionary advice—there are a few courses that aren’t worth your time.

Here, we’ll go over our top tier picks for learning Polish. We’ll also cover the second-tier options, a so-so third-tier selection, and a handful of courses you should definitely not waste your time on.

Ready to find out which courses you should try and which you should skip? Let’s get started with the best Polish courses for language learners.
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Mango Languages Review – Pretty Good For Beginners

Quick Review

3.5 

Summary

Mango Languages is a pretty good resource with numerous languages available along with their regional variations.  It’ll work the best for beginners or for those interested in studying a few languages at the same time. Anybody past the intermediate level won’t find Mango Languages very useful.

Quality

It is well designed, has a beautiful interface, and is intuitive to use.

Thoroughness

There are some gaps in terms of writing and grammar, along with a lack of materials for intermediate or higher level students.

Value

The price is fair and will give you access to materials for over 70 languages.

Price

A subscription to Mango Languages costs $7.99/mo for one language or $17.99/mo for all languages.

Alternatives: Babbel and Lingodeer are somewhat similar but a bit better, while Duolingo is free.

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