Tired of boring language learning textbooks? FluentU brings languages to life with real-world interactive videos!
Learn to read and speak Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Japanese, English, Russian, Korean and Italian with FluentU.
FluentU turns music videos, movie trailers, news and inspiring talks into an amazing language learning experience. Experience an immersive education that teaches you to speak and comprehend new languages in a natural way.
Now you can learn a new language while connecting with the culture. No matter what your skill level or interest, FluentU has you covered.
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE
- Immerse yourself in a foreign language to understand how it’s used
- Connect with the language through real-world videos
- Quiz yourself on the vocabulary
- Learn to speak the language instead of scripted phrases
- Stay motivated to learn each day
WATCH, LISTEN & LEARN
- Put the textbooks away and learn from experience
- Watch videos with subtitles and translations to learn the language
- Tap on any word or phrase to learn its meaning
- Add words to your vocabulary list for review
- Listen to audio dialogues to gain an understanding of the language
- Look up any word and see how it’s used in a sentence
- Search content by title or grammar and vocabulary points
- Chinese (Mandarin)
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Great app. To my knowledge the best on the market. You created something unique and new!"
- Felix Wedel
"It is more helpful than any other tool I've used. I had been using podcasts before and trying to make flashcards, and that worked pretty well. But it ended up that I was spending more time making the flashcards than studying. FluentU really solves this."
- David Brown
"FluentU has quickly become one of my favorite language-learning tools. Great job on an aesthetically pleasing app and an incredibly functional one."
- Justin Price
"This concept in FluentU is amazing. It's such a great way to help you understand a spoken language and the way you break it down is amazing."
- Demi Pradolin
"This app is so fun and useful - the best Chinese language learning app I've ever used."
- Richard Jun
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The applications FluentU: Language Learning App was published
in the category Education on 2015-05-30 and
was developed by FluentU.
The file size is 179.07 MB.
The current version is 1.9.4 and works well on
10.0 and high ios versions.
Bug fixes and performance improvements
I love this app. I would buy it right now. I have a case that makes my iPad look like a laptop. This does not have landscape, I always have to hold my laptop sideways and can not use my keyboard. The onscreen keyboard keeps popping up and i hate not being able to type on my keyboard. The Apple onscreen keyboard is generally not user friendly. That is why I use this thyme of case. It makes the usable space on the screen reduced and not comfortable reaching up every time. Decades of research have gone into the ergonomics of a keyboard. Resting my hands on the keyboard is important. Especially spending hours using this app. Unfortunately I would have to not recommend this or purchase it. Please contact me when you offer the landscape feature. It may seem petty, but it will change this app from child’s play to the professional realm.
This is one of the best language learning apps, I’ve come across. The videos offer you a great way to develop your listening skills. The quiz sections are nice to develop reading/writing, but the live videos help you work on your comprehension. That being said, this won’t help you master a language alone. If you have a music streaming service, find music in your target language and work on listening and translating slowly. The music helps sink it into your brain better if you’re actively listening. So, while it could always be improved, this is an excellent app
They force you to subscribe to a monthly subscription to even TRY the app in hopes you’ll forget the free trial and get charged $30 per month. The fact that they don’t let you try the app before entering payment information is a red flag, they are betting on that you’ll forget the trial and at least get a month or two charge out of you which is shady, don’t waste your time, there are other apps out there
This app has a lot of potential. I love how it has videos and offers real life examples. But the app is glitchy and the forward/backward function won’t work. It also has an issue with getting stuck on a phrase and not showing the proper translations during the freeze. Great idea of an app but didn’t work for me personally!
Don’t do it ... they charge the bill before the trial period expires, in my case they charged 240$ the same day, the first day of my trial period.
This is a really useful app, I love it. It was frustrating to go onto YouTube and look for videos with accurate subtitles, and then manually google the words I didn’t know. This has a wide variety of videos all in one place, and it’s very handy to be able to look up words just by tapping them. It’s worth the money to me. I haven’t done much with the basic videos provided. I learned my French grammar basics elsewhere. I mostly go with the movie trailers, music videos, and informational videos taken from YouTube, to practice listening skills and build vocab. One thing I would like is an option to require me to give a correct answer to all questions before finishing the quiz. Bring the questions back again if there is a mistake. Sometimes I just hit the Check button by accident and then I don’t get a chance to test my knowledge of that material.
Will change score when you add Hebrew.
The quizzes really make you prove you understand words and phrases by putting them in other contexts. I studied Spanish academically for 7 years, have visited Spanish-speaking countries, and have studied an additional 1.5 years simply out of desire to truly become fluent. For that you really need to be immersed and speak it every day with those around you. No app can provide that, but FluentU does a fantastic job exposing you to that language as it is spoken in its normal cadence and rhythm. Learning Spanish this way is something I wish I’d been able to do from the beginning; it wouldn’t have taken me so long to get where I am. Watch the videos. Don’t worry that it might seem impossibly hard. If you don’t fail sometimes, you won’t improve. Keep it up, and you’ll see incredible progress.
I wouldn’t buy this because it cost money to learn on this thing just use YouTube.If you can buy this than you can buy YouTube.
Was not able to use the app as a credit card it required to begin the free trial. This outdated free trial experience was provided by apps in the hope that you would forget to unsubscribe and then end up being charged. If this app ever decides to allow for unrestricted free trials like many other language apps I would be happy to give it a whirl. Until then you get one star having the credit card requirement, and I will not try your app.
It looks great but $45 a month is just way too expensive. I wouldn’t be comfortable paying any more than $15 a month for any subscription service. Maybe you guys should offer a cheaper single language option for subscription? If you do I’ll be back.
This app charged me $350 aud after having it installed a few months without warning. Day away from this app
Honestly though content wise this is probably the most beneficial app to learn languages on I’ve tried so many others. Only thing that needs improvement is like the guidance. I’m trying to learn Japanese and there’s so many ways of saying things but i don’t know exactly how to say certain things for specific situation. But other than that it’s too nice and the price is really worth all the content everything is pretty much one in place, at least for someone that’s beginner/intermediate
I’m trying to become more fluent in Arabic, but it’s hard when I live in an English speaking country and most of the apps only teach me how to say hello and ask for the bathroom. I want to be able to have casual conversations with a native speaker without any language barriers and I feel as though this app would be perfect for such. Only one problem, Arabic isn’t an option. It would be great if this app had a wider variety of languages to learn. Other than that, it was fun messing around and learning a few Spanish words, I would definitely recommend this app to anyone trying to learn a second language.
I signed for the free month at the end of the month was automatically billed $350 for the next year. Total rip-off.
I love it so far (it’s been a day) but this isn’t a real iPad app as it only works vertically. Many of us use iPads with a keyboard and indeed want to type answers with a keyboard. I’ve invested a lot of time in learning to type Hangul and it’s really the only way to type in the text answers. I’ve developed apps and developing a landscape orientation while not changing anything else is a trivial endeavor. It’s a real dealbreaker so please invest in this.
I did not learn much from this app, but more importantly am finding it impossible so far to unsubscribe, therefore I continue to be charged for an app I do not use, very frustrating.
I downloaded this for my kid and this happens?! I can’t even get into the app just because of a username and password!?
Very good app for learning languages (I am learning Japanese). The interface needs to be updated for the iPhone X. One year on and still hasn’t been updated. Did get a full screen experience for 2-3 days however latest update went back to the black bars at the top and bottom. What is going on?
What is wrong with your iPad app? It shuts down as soon as I get past the password and only wakes in vertical mode.
I like fluentu. but when I use it on the phone, there are so many bugs and it take so long to load videos and dialogues.(it's not my internet. it works fine.)
I gave this 3 stars because the audio player you have to do before doing the quiz goes wayyyyy too fast. They should put it in the app so that you can put the speed at what you learn at. Also it should show the different levels of pronouns with the verb you are trying to learn at the beginning of each lesson. Everyone learns a different way and they should take that into account. And I have bought several different spanish apps and they all have their flaws in one way or another.
I pay 29.00 per month. I thought that I would use this app for a short burst but I love it and I want more time with it. Even that I think that 29.00 per month is too much. Unfortunately I am going to have to cancel my subscription soon.
This app gives you many advantages that others don’t, but it can feel overwhelming to beginners. A few tips: 1) Study the tones first. Train yourself to hear the tones and see if you can type the pinyin on your keyboard based on what you heard. Mimic the tones you hear. This app speaks them very slowly at first so you can hear the tone, then repeats it at a normal pace. DO NOT study with pinyin because you will use it like a crutch and it will really slow down your character recognition pace. 2) Do one playlist per day, don’t go crazy. Language learning isn’t a race, it’s not even a marathon; it’s a lifelong commitment. If you learn even 10 words per day and you learn them very well, then by the end of a year you will at least have basic conversational fluency. Learning 20, 30, 40 words per day will test your memorization ability, but it won’t improve your language skill. 3) Open your mouth! Repeat the words you hear in the exercises. If you’re not doing this, you’re skipping a very important exercise of these lessons. In the “audio” portions of the lessons, let it run and repeat a few times while repeating the words each time. They’re usually less than a minute, so it goes quick. Aim for 7-10 repeats before doing the quiz.
FluentU has all the right tools to help learn to understand spoken French.
I’ve only started with the app and have some basic Japanese from other apps and self study as well as a full version of Rosetta Stone. This has been by far the most user friendly. Rosetta Stone is brutal where FluentU is gentle and fun while still teaching you. The ability to see the kana, kanji and romaji is brilliant. Once you get your kana memorized well, you can turn off the romaji. I have high hopes for the long term of this app combined with formal college classes. I don’t think any single app or class will get you to a competent level. It is the combination of several methods and live practice with a native speaker if possible will get you there. I see this as being a solid foundation to build off of.
Been spending a lot of time studying Japanese with FluentU. The beginner lessons are great. Well worth doing alongside another program. Now I’m in the open waters of intermediate which more self-directed and a very different experience. We’ll see how that goes.
Love the program. Very fun
This is currently the most useful AND interesting Japanese learning app for me right now. If it weren’t for this app, I would be reading off song lyrics and short stories and translating them myself so it’s nice to have this app make things more convenient for you. Price is a little steep compared to others. I wish they had a 6 month plan too. Also, would be good to have a way to request translation of certain videos that we like. For example, I really like the learning from the LINE OFFLINE series and would like to request more of it but there’s currently only 5 of them! :( Anyway thanks for putting this together, team!
The app is good, but there's a lot of words that the pronunciation is very hard to understand 'cause the sound is very robotic.
Really like the look of this app, it targets exactly what other learning apps lack - French listening skills - he content is really enjoyable and the game type experience is motivating. The con - an eye watering €33 euro a month, is simply way too expensive and not going to happen for many users of the free content (that seems to get trickier to use as time goes on), many people think Babble is too expensive and that is at €20 euro for 3 months. Unfortunately, i simply cannot justify the cost in my head.
Can you bring iPhone X support, that would be much appreciated
Amazing app!!! Improved my German dramatically! I would recommend this app to anyone trying to comprehend a language! It helps you with listening, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar! I can't believe something so useful actually exists!!
This app is very usual Easy to use Relevant It's free too What else do you need !
Very clear and interesting， good for Pinyin and characters
I have been trying to learn German for a couple of years using the iPad, after giving up on expensive cd based courses. I use Duolingo daily and a few others. I give about an hour a day. I needed something with more extended listening, more challenging learning yet capable of helping a lone learner, whose power of retention is no longer what it was. I found Fluentu recently and really like the idea of YouTube videos, I like the enormous range of graded exercises. I am still on elementary and newbie levels which have sufficient variety and "meat" to keep me going. I love the revision exercises. I don't know how far I will get with this but I am enjoying the ride. This is an excellent addition to my attempt to learn German.
This app strikes a great balance between learning and fun. Very user friendly. Its creators show a real enthusiasm for language learning!
Nice application not having enough time to try it but looks good!