Web+Apps, No pronunciation scores, Free, ★
A UK company was paid by the European Union to develop courses. They cover greetings in 5 languages, with text in the target language and the teaching language. A few words are presented individually, and you can repeatedly listen to phrases. They do not provide slow recordings, grammar, or MP3 downloads. Screens load slowly.
They teach Danish, Hungarian and Spanish to English speakers. They teach English to Czech, German, Hungarian and Italian speakers. In these languages they teach greetings, shopping, numbers 1-20, and time. They do not provide explanations of pronunciation, nor the ability to record yourself in these languages.
They teach Arabic to English speakers. Some explanations are available in German, Italian, Lithuanian, and Portuguese. Some explanations are in English only. You can record yourself in Arabic and compare to the speakers, but there are no scores or graphs. Arabic is the only language for which they have an app.
They present greetings and introductions in Arabic between native English-speakers and native Arabic speakers (no particular country is specified). Lessons cover the following:
- Long phrases spoken in Arabic and printed in Arabic, with Roman letters too. English text is optional. You can repeatedly listen to phrases, but not individual words.
- Arabic script for the phrases, but not broken down into letters.
- This lesson breaks words into letters.
- How to pronounce some letters not found in English.
- Literal meaning of the greetings.
- Claims to offer pronunciation in Egyptian, Iraqi, Gulf, Moroccan, and Omani Arabic, and none of them had sound.