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What’s New

Version 2.0.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
340 Ratings

340 Ratings

AllTom ,

Technically works, but buggy and janky

Don’t expect any UI polish.

- Images pop in and out as you scroll.
- Audio will only sometimes play while the app is in the background.
- Forward/backward controls put the subtitles out of sync with the audio.
- Dragging the week slider has random effects on the player, including jumping you right past the quiz to the next lesson.
- At the end of a video, the final subtitle is replaced with the first subtitle.
- Sometimes videos play twice and I’m not sure it’s on purpose.
- Tapping a word makes the whole screen jump left for no perceivable reason, then it shows the definition after a pause.
- No clear instruction on what to do when a course is up for review… everything just turns orange, but only some orange buttons make it blue again.
- Subtly different interaction than on the web, so switching between the two is confusing. (For example, some videos on the web are audio-only on iOS.)
- Two loading spinners appear on the screen at a time sometimes.
- No loading spinners have cancel buttons.
- Going back one screen often resets your scroll position so you lose your place.
- Etc.

But hey, it hasn’t crashed yet, and it gets the job done.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it! If you encounter any further errors, please report them directly via the app by shaking your device. We'd love to look into them.

Sjhunter86 ,

Great if used correctly

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.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the kind words and the tips for our users! We're so glad FluentU is working for you. :)

seven 1 ,

Challenging

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.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your feedback. We're so glad you're enjoying FluentU. If you ever have any questions, just shake your device to send us a message.

Information

Seller
FluentFlix Limited
Size
191.4 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Copyright
© FluentFlix Limited
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. FluentU Plus $29.99
  2. FluentU Plus $239.99
  3. FluentU Plus $29.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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