Vietnamese

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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9 Best Podcasts To Learn Vietnamese In 2020

If you’re attempting to learn Vietnamese, one excellent resource that can make your educational endeavor easier is a language-learning podcast.

Podcasts are a useful complement to any course you might be taking, as they can be used anywhere, anytime and anyplace. Plus, there are some good ones to choose from. Whether you need something for beginners, something around the intermediate level or something more advanced, you’ll be able to find it.

Additionally, if you want a podcast that incorporates history, culture and world events, you can find that, too, or likewise if you just want something more basic that sticks to language and grammar only.

Intrigued? Then consider one of these nine podcasts to learn Vietnamese. (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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There’s No Babbel Vietnamese Course: Try These Alternatives

So, you’ve decided you want to learn Vietnamese? The good news is that nowadays it’s possible to learn a language by using online apps and courses! This means you can learn when and where is best for you, whether it’s cozy on your couch at home or on the bus during your morning commute.

Babbel has become very popular with language learners, but unfortunately, there is not yet a Vietnamese Babbel course. Until Babbel remedies this, you can try out the following different – but equally awesome! – options.
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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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