The FluentU concept is indeed very simple - in fact it is so simple it is simply brilliant!... This product as it stands now has my stamp of approval and my love. Yes - especially the latter
It's great to finally see the Chinese learning market mature enough for a website like this to be developed... this will be a great resource and addition to your Chinese study routine.... I was impressed by FluentU and would recommend anyone learning Chinese check it out if they want real-world Chinese content to study, as a break from the boring grind of textbooks.
Where FluentU really takes things over the top is in how users can interact with the subtitles... I'm a huge fan of context based learning, which is something that FluentU does amazingly well.... could be the next big thing in Chinese language learning!
TV! Simple concept, right? And it's an effective one. I've only used it for a few days, but I am already addicted
FluentU provides a smooth interface to skip and follow the videos through their own subtitles. When you see a word you want to add to a list, just click on it and voila it`s added. The seamless user-experience is marvelous...I really like the fact that the videos are real authentic videos. Learning Chinese almost becomes an afterthought to the fact that you are watching cool videos.
I think they're onto something great — this "video textbook" for the next generation of Chinese language students
Listening to the everyday language (that is popular videos, commercials and so on) allows you to learn useful vocabulary and expressions in a funny way
If you study Chinese and like watching videos, then you have to try FluentU!.. FluentU is something completely new, haven`t seen this done before.
Thank you @fluentu for trial access to FluentU. I am blown away... Amazing product!
Loving @FluentU so far. Finding it doing tons of things that I always wanted (but never had) while watching TV in Mandarin.
@FluentU is awesome! Learning Chinese through videos. Has pinyin, translations, and auto-start/stop so you don't miss a vocab word!
Just signed up for @FluentU. I love this. Authentic Chinese materials with rich language learning meta info to study from = FTW.
The only problem that I see with @FluentU so far is that it didn't exist earlier. So cool!
The guys at @FluentU are killing it! For anyone learning Chinese, this is a must - this is going to revolutionise language learning!
Just started using @FluentU and it's pretty fantastic. Way better than going through my old textbooks.
I'm beginning to use @FluentU as an authentic listening source for my Chinese students. Amazing stuff there, now public.
@FluentU This website is amazing! I'll be using this daily for sure!
@FluentU It's a great service and I happy to recommend it!
Huge thanks to @FluentU for letting me test the system. Its great! I will be putting in long hours this weekend!
Just tried @FluentU Good Idea and Great Smooth Interface.
@FluentU I love your example sentences for the words. They are so easy to understand, teaches the usage of the word quite well!
Good to see @FluentU is adding lots of videos each week!
I am in the rare and privileged position of having 6 weeks of pure Chinese learning ahead of me.
I already speak Spanish, Catalan and Italian and this is EXACTLY the type of resource that I am after, as I learn best by watching language used in context and in media.
As you know, first impressions are massive. In only 10 seconds I realized FluentU is a fantastic product!
I just checked out the site and one word: Awesome! Just what I am looking for. Interesting content (hard for me at newbie level), but I can isolate the vocab, and then listen again... Oh well, back to watching another video.
I had the chance to use FluentU - this is such an amazing concept! I feel like I've learned so much and it's only been 10 minutes :)
I'd just like to say that this is exactly what I've been looking for while learning languages: real content! I am so glad you have made this site because textbook Mandarin does not always help you with the slang, abbreviations, and regional dialects in real life! =] I fully support your cause!
I'm impressed. I've been waiting for this for a long time - you've executed excellently. Thanks.
What a revelation! Your interesting, exciting and fun to learn videos are absolutely fantastic!
I must say I think it's the most genius, most brilliant idea so far when it comes to language learning - this is exactly what i've been looking for all these years. Simply brilliant! surpassed any expectations!
Definitely my favourite online resource for Chinese learning already. Basing learning material on real videos that real Chinese people watch, I never have to worry about whether what I'm reading/watching is authentic or not.
The site works like a total dream. This exactly the type of product advanced learners have been waiting for.
Amazing website! People studying other languages get jealous when I tell them about this
It really is sheer genius. I wish this existed four years ago...this trumps all other services out there right now
The videos are brilliant! This is the best Chinese training I have come across so far. ...with these interactive videos my entire learning will change for the better.
The videos are also really varied and have been a great help in boosting my ability with my sentence structures...Rather than seeing the same sentences in textbooks, I have found it really nice and simple to just switch on a couple of videos for the night, and find them much easier to remember
This site is phenomenal, the best approach to learning Chinese I've tried so far, and I can't wait to see the little kinks get ironed out and more content!
What you are doing is a great concept...the site looks awesome! I've been forwarding the site to my friends and students. Congratulations!
I've been trying to make video review a part of my daily routine, I think this is an absolutely phenomenal way of studying a language and I recommend everyone play around with it.