Not enough Languages. Although it is extremely useful, there aren't that many languages. Additionally, the entire thing is slightly annoying because when I tried to learn German I wanted stuff like 'Good morning' because I find those words hard to get right. I think you should be allowed to say what aspects of a language you find challenging so you only work of the parts you find difficult. By the way, I would love it if you could add in Japanese!
Lost in app Seems good but really hard to find out a good order to make the différents courses. If you have some knowledge in the language is often a repetition of knowledge that you know and loose time to find new things... Any Daily plan, anithing helping to keep the motivation. Babel have to add a masterplan function to help the user learn daily!
Inconsistent Got through part 1 of beginners course in Spanish and i found it bit confusing at times in that it can't decide which forms are correct. E.g. adónde vs a dónde (sometimes one is the correct option, sometimes the other without explanation as to why) plus mistakes in some exercisers (Spanish vs Latin American pronunciation of z and c). For a paid app I'd expect such kinks to be ironed out especially that they're in the first part of the course!
Unfair I have difficulty spelling in English as I have slight dyslexia. I certainly cannot spell in Dutch so was totally disheartened at that point and don't see the need to learn in the first 10 mins. Also I've had a lot of exposure to Dutch and would like to know where my pronunciation is wrong. Btw I got my husband who is Dutch to say the words and he failed too.
How to learn some language if there isn't support for my domestic language (Croatian")? You need to call this app "Learn some languages" or something similar, not "Learn languages". Waste of time.
Voice recognition poor. I liked it quite a lot, but it failed in the part where you have to pronounce the words back. It was in the beginners part and I was most definitely pronouncing it correctly! To the point where I'd have to skip the lesson. I would have paid but I'm not going to now. What a shame.
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