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FluentU Review ‐ Language Learning With Video
FluentU Review ‐ Language Learning With Video

Since finding this awesome website, I’ve found my passion for the language reignited, and I now deliberately go to bed early in order to sit up for hours studying. (I’ve been beta testing the new iPad app, which, unsurprisingly, is awesome.)

11 March 2015
FluentU ‐ Learning Spanish Through Video
FluentU ‐ Learning Spanish Through Video

FluentU has videos about everything and anything – from politics to culture to human interest stories and songs... This is an awesome way to brush up on your listening skills and learn a few phrases before jetting to Spain.

17 April 2014
FluentU ‐ My Review
FluentU ‐ My Review

The approach is brilliant in its simplicity: take authentic Chinese videos from YouTube (movie trailers, news stories, music videos, sit coms, etc.) and provide English, Pinyin, and Hanzi subtitles.

24 October 2012
Win an invite to FluentU’s private beta
Win an invite to FluentU’s private beta

What if you could watch videos on Youtube and learn French at the same time? You could expand your vocabulary by listening to French music or learn to speak French like a real Parisian. Well, it’s now possible with FluentU.

6 March 2014
A Review of FluentU Mandarin for Language Learners
A Review of FluentU Mandarin for Language Learners

FluentU allows you to learn from news videos, songs, commercials, movie trailers and more – vocabulary and dialogues that are actually being used in day-to-day life by native Mandarin speakers.

13 May 2014
Review: Learning Chinese through video with FluentU
Review: Learning Chinese through video with FluentU

There’s lots to love on their Web site though, including example sentences for new words; and fun content in the videos — which you can sort according to level and topic, as well as video format. You can input what type of videos you like, and FluentU will recommend some that you may enjoy. As the number of videos available grows higher and higher, this will become a more and more valuable feature.

14 November 2012
German Surprise of the Day
German Surprise of the Day

All the other features are neat too, but what I really like is the idea. I watched a receipt for cupcakes in French … made by a French person for French people… and it made all the difference to have the subtitles and translations right there.

9 July 2014
FluentU: a database of Chinese Youtube videos with subtitles
FluentU: a database of Chinese Youtube videos with subtitles

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

10 August 2012
My Five Favorite Tools for Watching Mandarin Chinese Videos Online
My Five Favorite Tools for Watching Mandarin Chinese Videos Online

Words fail to express how much I like FluentU. It is exactly the product I would have created if I built a video-based language learning site/app from scratch.

 
Get Fluent in Mandarin with FluentU
Get Fluent in Mandarin with FluentU

Much more interesting than staring at a textbook for hours and helps you to pick up everyday, authentic Chinese.

13 March 2013
First Look at FluentFlix (Beta)
First Look at FluentFlix (Beta)

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!

23 July 2012
Learning French on your own, online?
Learning French on your own, online?

This can truly be handy for some people who are trying to perfect their French online, with no or little tutoring help (as I know many of my readers are). There aren’t many tools like these going around, so when you see one, as a teacher, you want to encourage it.

16 March 2014
Learning German with FluentU
Learning German with FluentU

FluentU offers everything you need all on one screen. I also find it easier to rewind or jump to a particular section of video with FluentU than with YouTube. Another advantage of FluentU, which does not come from watching the original videos directly on YouTube, is being able to access a dictionary definition and example sentences for any word/phrase in the video at any time.

4 August 2014
FluentU Beta Review ‐ Learn Chinese While Watching Web Videos
FluentU Beta Review ‐ Learn Chinese While Watching Web Videos

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.

2 August 2012
Learn German Using Real-World Videos With FluentU (Win Free Beta Access for a Limited Time)
Learn German Using Real-World Videos With FluentU (Win Free Beta Access for a Limited Time)

FluentU, which started off with Chinese under the name FluentFlix, was loved by beta testers such as this one and is now expanding to other languages, including German.

17 July 2014
FluentU first impressions plus beta invites!
FluentU first impressions plus beta invites!

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.

29 July 2012
FluentU: a Developing Video-based Platform for Learning Chinese (1)
FluentU: a Developing Video-based Platform for Learning Chinese (1)

FluentU has quickly become the most talked-about video service for learning Chinese online.

10 April 2014
FLUENTU JAPANESE: REVIEW AND FREE ACCESS CODES
FLUENTU JAPANESE: REVIEW AND FREE ACCESS CODES

What if you could learn Japanese by watching YouTube videos? Well, that’s the concept behind FluentU (Japanese), which I got to take a sneak preview of earlier this month. It’s a pretty sweet site, to be honest.

28 September 2014
Language Learning Tips, Part 1: Fluent Flix
Language Learning Tips, Part 1: Fluent Flix

TV! Simple concept, right? And it's an effective one. I've only used it for a few days, but I am already addicted

24 August 2012
FluentU gets Support for Japanese
FluentU gets Support for Japanese

I think this is a really handy system for any level of learner. One of the biggest headaches of trying to learn with native materials is hunting down and curating all of the native material you need to make that happen. FluentU makes that task really easy for you to do and also has a handy built-in vocabulary learning system to help you master the content without having you go out and try to create flashcards yourself.

30 September 2014
How to Learn Japanese Language Easily
How to Learn Japanese Language Easily

My husband is studying Japanese, so we tried it too. The moment he started using it, my husband burst out laughing. Then he said, “Watch this with me!” It was so funny that I laughed too. This course has very interesting content. You can enjoy it with friends and family too.

11 October 2014
My Top 5 Chinese Learning Resources
My Top 5 Chinese Learning Resources

This is the newest listening and vocabulary resource on the internet; FluentU (previously known as Fluent Fix) is a way to learn Chinese through authentic Chinese videos (movie trailers, news stories, music videos, sitcoms, etc.). No longer do you have to wonder ‘do Chinese people actually use this word’. You can watch short videos (usually less than 5 minutes long) in Chinese, and learn new vocabulary in context.

8 January 2013
Try Learning French on FluentU!
Try Learning French on FluentU!

It’s a win-win situation really, you’re learning French and being exposed to the same videos a French person would watch.

1 March 2014
FluentFlix Wants to Take You to the Movies So You Can Learn Chinese
FluentFlix Wants to Take You to the Movies So You Can Learn Chinese

FluentFlix is a startup web service that aims to teach you Chinese using videos and film clips.

3 September 2012