I think we can all agree on one thing.
Anyway, several language learning companies are putting their courses on sale right now, so I figured it’d be helpful if I compiled a list of them here.
Languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese and German
This is my favorite of the deals because there’s quite a bit more to it than just a discounted course. This 8-week program is put on by Olly Richards of I Will Teach You a Language and includes several cool aspects that can help keep you productive during an extended period of self-isolation.
For $197, it includes:
- An Uncovered language course in one of the languages available (normally this costs $297). They’re different from most other cases in that you’ll learn a language by reading a story. If you’d like to know more about these courses, I’d suggest reading our review of Spanish Uncovered.
- Productivity Secrets live training (April 1st) – How to be productive (and stay sane) while stuck at home.
- 8 weeks of live coaching with Olly – 2 per week (16 total) where he’ll teach you language learning techniques with unlimited Q&A sessions.
- Accountability Group – Dedicated Facebook group for new students with daily check-ins where you can meet others in a similar situation.
If you’ve wanted to learn a language for a while now, this is a fantastic opportunity to do so. The 8-week program will begin on April 1st but you’ll be able to access the course right away.
Manu of Italy Made Easy has made some exceptionally good Italian courses (review). He never does sales or discounts, not even for Black Friday, but decided to do so now to make the courses more accessible.
Free Italian Pronunciation Course – Get 100% off with the coupon code ‘INSIEME-1’
Any From Zero to Italian Course (Beginner 1, Beginner 2, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2) – Get $50 off with the coupon code ‘INSIEME-2’
Payment Plans (only available for VIP versions of courses) – They cover the ~$10 they’re charged for each payment they process. Coupon to pay over 3 months is ‘INSIEME-3’ and over 6 months is ‘INSIEME-4’.
Languages: Tons of them
I sort of have mixed feelings about Glossika (review). It’s a resource that’s quite good for getting upper elementary and intermediate level students speaking and listening to the language they’re learning – something that’s very important. However, I do feel like their courses are a bit overpriced.
Fortunately, they’re offering 30% off all courses from now until March 31st with the coupon code, ‘staystrong‘.
Language: Mandarin Chinese
These two courses were created by Olle Linge of the incredibly helpful blog, Hacking Chinese. He has a ton of knowledge and experience teaching Chinese which comes through in these courses.
Hacking Chinese: A Practical Guide to Learning Mandarin focuses on general strategies for learning, including how to improve your pronunciation, review characters and plan your studies. It’s for all learners, but beginners should start with Unlocking Chinese.
Unlocking Chinese: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners gives you a solid foundation in all areas of learning Mandarin, including how to learn, which tools to use and how to plan your studies. This course is created for beginners.
Both courses are 50% off.
Languages: Mandarin Chinese
Yoyo Chinese is probably the most established and popular website for online Chinese courses (review). Yangyang has helped hundreds of thousands of students learn Chinese and her videos have been viewed millions of times.
There are several different video-based courses available which include interactive quizzes, clear explanations, and tons of practice, with each progressing in difficulty. I think the conversational courses are especially good value.
Save 15% with the coupon code ‘10NRES‘
Language: Mandarin Chinese
Outlier Linguistics goes much deeper into teaching Chinese characters than any other resource I’ve come across. They have an add-on for the popular Pleco dictionary which is excellent, as well as a Chinese Characters Masterclass and a Pronunciation and Accent Masterclass. They really put out some great content, so these are definitely worth checking out.
Save 30% with the coupon code ‘stayhome30‘.
Languages: Dutch, Danish, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish and Turkish.
Babbel (review) is an insanely popular language learning app available in several languages. It’s not the most unique or exciting app, but the courses are structured well with a variety of practice exercises. It teaches relevant vocabulary, conversations, and does a good job with grammar.
They’re offering 60% off a 24-month subscription.
Do you have a child at home?
We tend to not write a lot about language learning resources for kids because nobody on our team has children. Nevertheless, I came across a couple of really interesting offers for anyone who has some restless young ones running around.
Babbel is available free for three months for students (US only). Their courses are pretty solid (review) and this is super cool of them.
Rosetta Stone is also offering three months of free access to their courses for students. Although I’m not a huge of their courses (review), this is a pretty awesome to do.