Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fluencia




There are things I like about Fluencia. It has a nice layout and is pretty easy to use. You learn vocabulary by listening to a conversation. Then you are quizzed on it. I was having fun even though I was mostly practicing stuff I already knew.

The environment is sort of like a game or quiz. This is a big plus.

But here is the con. Fluencia is not free. Much like Babbel, Fluencia gets you hooked and THEN throws you their pitch. I'm moving through the course, enjoying myself, when suddenly a box  pops up  and informs me I only have a few more lessons until I will have to pay.

What? Yep, a hundred dollars a year. It's less expensive than Rosetta Stone, but I'm not crazy about the fact that they tried to trick me either. Are these courses afraid that if they don't state that they cost money up front we won't bite?

Maybe it's because free language courses are the wave of the future with courses like Duolingo leading the way. Even ad based courses and courses that offer a basic account tend to do better than totally paid courses.

If you are learning Spanish go ahead and try Fluencia. You can at least take the first fifteen lessons. If you like the style and can afford the subscription, it's totally worth it.





3 comments:

  1. Hi Destiny,

    Thanks for trying out Fluencia! We aim to be transparent in our pricing and information. Apologies for any confusion.

    We give everyone free lessons to try out the platform and make sure it's right for them. We also offer unlimited access to Fluencia (which covers a college curriculum) on a flexible monthly or discounted annual basis. We're committed to giving the highest quality learning experience online to Spanish learners everywhere for a fair price.

    Thanks again for the review and let us know if you have any questions or feedback at help [at] fluencia.com.

    Muchas gracias,
    Team Fluencia

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  2. I am using Fluencia having worked through Duolingo. The Fluencia approach is well worth the monthly fee. The grammar explanations are concise, upbeat and ver user friendly. Anybody know if there is an Italian version or a program comprable?

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  3. As you may have heard, Livemocha is no longer in business and that link no longer works.
    Also, site, https://www.lingq.com/, is an web and mobile language learning tool for learning languages in context. This is a good analog of Livemocha!

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