Lingvist now has an app
Lingvist is a website that teaches people French in just 200 hours for free. Recently, it released an app.
I forgot that I wanted to make a thread about this!
I got the Android version today, and tried it out a bit. I only do the words, so I can't speak for the reading and listening bits, but doing the words was pretty much like doing it on the computer. And the dashboard was just as nice on the app (nudge, nudge, Duolingo, we like data).
I encourage anyone who is learning French to try this out. It is free for now, so use it while it still is free (I don't know if anyone knows when it will start costing something). For the moment, they only have French from English (and French and English from Estonian). My only affiliation with Lingvist is as a semi-regular user.
So it seems, great news, thanks! I remember they were hiring Russian speakers at some point. This is promising for anyone wanting to learn Russian...
Do you know how to end a memorize session? Is it going on forever or just until you stop?
I just click away from it so I always end on the dashboard (so I'm only registering actual learning time...). Most days , I just do my 50 words and then quit. (Their goal of 150 words per day plus reading plus listening is a little lofty for anyone who has other commitments and other languages to tend to.)
No, it will be paid. They had some event going on last year, and whoever registered during the event had their account free till end of 2015. They were going to release more languages in the first quarter of 2015 but that didn't happen so who knows what they're planning as far as charging, but I'm pretty much set on paying when it comes to it.
I've also had a feeling from reading between the lines that they would have wanted to make it payable already... That's why I'm making sure to use it now! :-)
I was under the assumption that the beta test is just a phase (for everyone), and later it will cost something (for everyone). I normally never pay for language learning (except for good value real life courses, and books which I can't get from the library), but I might even pay for this if the price was reasonable.
Do you mean in your comment below that you will quit using it when it starts costing something, or that you are quitting it (now?) for another reason? (I'm a curious person, sorry.)
When you come to an end it tells you that you have reached the end of memorise section. But to keep checking back as they add more words. I ended, currently at 4788 words.
Oh really? I love Lingvist. I found it because of DuoLingo and it's really helping improve my French. This is great news
I just started using it, and I hadn't ever heard of it before. I love it! It's going to be a great addition to duolingo. The grammar tips might actually be my favorite part of the whole thing.
I've been using it for the past couple of days and I'll admit it's quite addictive!
I like the fact that in the memorize section, you just translate one word in a complete sentence (so you don't have to worry too much about the grammar), and that sentence is repeated over and over, sometimes having you translate another word in the same sentence. With other programs, sometimes you see that one word one time in months, so you may forget it.
The reading and listening sections are quite cool in the fact that it shows you how many words you know in a particular passage, so you'll be prepared for it when you decide to check them out.
That's my take so far on the program so far!
I've been using the app for about 2 months (beta test group). I'll keep using the Reading and Listening section on mobile. The Memorise secton is easier to do on the desktop.
I was pleasantly surprised by how not-too-much-worse the memorize section (the words) was on the phone. I had expected something clunkier.