Web, App, Pronunciation scored, Expensive, ★
They offer 13 languages, European, Asian, Arabic and American Sign Language. They show spelling in English and in the target language and audio ($100). Their English course is taught in English, Spanish or Japanese.
They have a button to play each word or short phrase, and another button to record you, which yields a score if you use the Chrome browser or their app. You can select easy, medium or hard scoring, but I did not find much difference, and none is strict. For Italian, "come stai?" (rhymes with caw may sigh?), I said "come stay?" (rhymes with rum bay?), and got a 100% score, as long as my rhythm and rising pitch matched their recording.
$100 pays for about 30 conversation lessons of 20 minutes each, with far more explanation in English than words in the target language. It also includes another 30 lessons of explanations and grammar. The target language itself is spoken primarily by native speakers. They say the price includes:
- "24/7 lifetime online access (via app and desktop computer)
- A 60 day no questions asked money back guarantee
- Free upgrades for life
- true voice recognition is only available for Chrome users. Firefox & Edge will be able to record audio without pronunciation feedback. All other browsers including Internet Explorer and Safari can only play the tutor’s audio."
They make a good easy start with numbers 1-6. Then, like many courses, they change to a complex topic, saying hello at different times of day to different kinds of people, rather than easy topics like colors, sounds, phone appointments, times, purchases, metric system, etc.
Many sites recommend it, perhaps because of their generous commissions.