Launched in 2005 by Sonia Gil, Fluenz is a language learning program offering instruction designed specifically for use by English speakers in several languages:
Lessons are created by Harvard, Oxford, and MIT grads and are aimed at fluency. They consist of a pre-lesson video explanation, reading, writing, and listening. Rather than Rosetta Stone's immersion approach, Fluenz actually helps people learn by offering part of the instruction and explanations of grammar and syntax in English, so you understand from a theoretical perspective, rather than just visual.
The Fluenz learning platform includes the following:
Users can access Fluenz several ways:
The app includes syncing between devices, downloadable lessons, podcasts, and flashcards.
Once you pay, you get a lifetime license access to use on all of your mobile devices. Each online purchase comes with a 100 percent money-back guarantee.
Each language consists of five different packages, except for Mandarin, which only has three levels. In general, they can be purchased in bundles or individually:
Fluenz offers special programs for homeschoolers, middle and high school students, college students, government workers, companies, and non-profit agencies.