I recently gotten the opportunity to try out the incredible language learning website: LinguaLift (Affiliate Link) This site has an incredible amount of potential as a ground-breaking supplement to your language studies. I was contacted by LinguaLift to try them out after hearing about them passively from other polyglots and language learners that I follow. I decided to give it a go and here are my thoughts on this innovative website. I wasn’t able to use it as much as I would like to. But I felt like a good idea on how to use it from the fourteen day trial.
What Languages Does LinguaLift Currently Offer?
LinguaLift currently offers Japanese, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and French at the moment. Which means if you’re learning German, Spanish, Arabic or another language you won’t be able to make use of LinguaLift. Or at least until they decide to offer your target language. Definitely check back later if that’s the case.
Which Levels Do LinguaLift Cater To?
Each course does start at the beginner level. But you can obviously skip around to lessons that are more up to your level. Since I am at an advanced level in Japanese (C1), I skipped lessons that were too simple for me and closer to my level. Which I found to be quite nice. I like that they try to cater to all levels. So you if you need to start at the beginning you definitely can. I definitely was able to get quite a bit out of it. However, the Mandarin, Cantonese and French versions are still in progress unlike the Japanese and Russian versions of the website. Beginners will probably make the most out of this website than immediate and advanced learners. This is just one of those cases where if you come back it later and see what has been updated, it can be beneficial. This startup has a lot of potential of being quite a powerful language learning resources. And I don’t say that to language systems that I do not believe in.
A Refreshing Take on the Traditional Method
What makes this product so powerful is that it makes textbook learning more fun and interactive. Which means that if you prefer learning languages the traditional way, this will be just what you’re looking for but with some added perks. I love the “Housekeeping Notes” and the “Cake(yum!)” sections to add a bit of humour and keep things entertaining. LinguaLift also makes use SRS (Spaced Repetition System) like many other products and resources because it’s an effective way to retain what you’ve learned. Unlike classes, you don’t have to worry about credit-driven students preventing you from making progress in your target language. What sets LinguaLift apart from your typical textbook is that it still makes the content realistic and fun so that way language learning doesn’t become too much of a chore.
- Contains audio.
- Has a great way to build up your vocabulary.
- Beginner friendly and caters to intermediate and advanced students as well.
- Useful techniques for learning difficult characters (Applies to only learners of Japanese, Cantonese, and Mandarin).
- Well-organised to help you locate what you need to learn much easier.
- Interaction with the LinguaLift staff. I love that they are willing to interact and check in with you on your language learning. It makes this resource much more human.
- Tends to favour the traditional textbook method to learning languages but with more of an online approach. This might not necessarily be a con for others who love textbooks, reference books, etc. However, I just don’t get much use out of them unless I am able to use what I learned immediately.
Price: $99 USD (convert currency) per month or $950 per year. There’s a 14 Day Risk-Free Trial. You can try it out for 14 days and if you don’t like it you can cancel at anytime.
I would highly recommend this website for those of you who are serious about learning Japanese, Cantonese, Russian, French, and/or Mandarin. This is a fantastic supplementary resource for learning languages in a similar style to the traditional textbook methods taught in schools but with more fun and pizzazz!(Do people still even use this word anymore?) I would definitely give a try, especially if you happen to be an absolute beginner in language studies.
Tell me what you think! Have you used LinguaLift before? If so, how has it improve your language learning skills? I would love to hear from you.