The German course is worth every penny if you're at A1 or A2 level and seek to get solid grounding. Its strongest point is that it makes grammar a lot easier to learn than the usual high school course so you learn to speak correctly from the get go. It could use a bit more vocabulary but the one it features is repeated enough times to learn it thoroughly through regular revisions. If I were to add something to it, it'd be excercises that ask the user to form full phrases. Overall, it's a 5 star app and I'd recommend it to any beginner.
I've tried several language apps, and so far I find this one most effective. Good grammar explanations. If you have trouble with speech recognition stuff, I suggest you tinker with the microphone sensitivity level. Also the customer service staff are very helpful and prompt with their responses. Only downside is that it's a bit more expensive than other language apps.
Am finding voice recognition completely arbitrary. I do turn off background noise and hold phone away but mostly give up trying to pronounce even the simplest German words. Also I just got stuck with numbers because I couldn't get numerals on the keyboard that comes up. Frustrating
Good app plagued by bugs. The keyboard is atrocious! 50% percent of the mistakes are caused by the keyboard not registering the correct key. Some words got rejected only for the app to show the exact same words as correct solution. The speaking exercises are sometimes shut down in the first 0.5 seconds before I even get the chance to speak. I wouldn't expect this kind of errors from a fairly expensive app.
I tried the trial version and liked it very much. I planned using it to improve my Dutch and French and also learn two more language, German and Spanish. That however is not a possibility to me because of the price. I actually thought that you could pay one subscription fee and will have the possibility to learn as many languages as it offers. Is there any possibility to get a good discount if one intends to learn more than one language? That would be lovely.
I like the varied format. It's quick to access on my phone or laptop when I have a minute. Best of all I can work at my own pace, go back over things if I need to. Each lesson is not overly long and my learning is consolidated by the 'correct your errors' feature.
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