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geared for every experience level - from beginner to expert! Read stories in 2
languages side by side and listen to audio to improve comprehension,
pronunciation and to build your language vocabulary. Learning...
Concept is nice but very buggy app
Well the concept is wonderful. Yet the functionality of app is horrible. I wouId not buy it if bugs persisted. I have tested it in Russian. 1. Downloading a story - it just stuck at 0% forever. Nothing helps. Switching between Wifi and 4G, opening and closing app etc. Not even single thing like going back to library etc not working. 2. Some stories won’t even open. 3. When I successfully opened one story, it is glitching on a reading mode (Not text mode) unless it is been read. Sometimes, I just want to read it without listening and that glitching makes it tiring for eyes. 4. Entering into text mode is horrendous task. It always takes several attempts. Still I had not figured it out how to switch between reading mode vs. text mode. When I try to switch to text mode it starts to read it and its very annoying. 5. Glossary... where to begin... I really wish that it could have been possible to delete some words added for me. 6. I don’t understand the concept here. How Beelinguapp expects one would want to go over and over again the same words. 7. Even some words are in English with English translations. In summary, the app is barely usable. A lot of supposed to be great functions are not working and I really wonder how it got those five stars. By the way, I have checked the update And mine was the latest version.
Needs A Little Work
It’s got a good selection from what I see. There are lots of languages, though I have yet to change between them. My main problem is that the story, as the narrator is reading it, scrolls repeatedly to the bottom so that you cannot see the text being read. Then, there’re some minor things, like how it’s annoying that you can add words to a glossary but you can’t translate it. Yes, that’s just a premium feature, but I bet if you asked a lot around, people would prefer to have a translation on the spot and they can revisit the story later to get the words. It interrupts the flow of the story when you have to constantly check back and forth and just translate everything later. Let me select a word, get its meaning, and move on. Other than that, it’s good. Take this with a grain of salt. I haven’t wandered very far within the app.
I love the idea of this app. Reading with a voice-over as well as a direct translation to help decode new phrases and vocabulary makes something so intimidating much more accessible! It’s one of a few apps that is for intermediate learners rather than just beginners. However, it seems that the comprehension questions either don’t have enough room to finish the question or don’t have the correct answers marked as such. There were a few that I KNEW I chose the right answer but it still says I’m wrong. Overall, this app is incredible and could be very useful for many learners. Some of these fixes could make it much better!
Big bugs to an otherwise great concept
There are some serious problems to this app’s functionality. 1. Setting the speed is delayed. 2. There’s a “read-a-long” feature where the words are highlighted along with the audio. But this is off if the speed isn’t 1/1. 3. The “rate this app” page pops up on the last page of a story and pressing cancel does not make it go away. Thus, finishing the last page of any story is actually impossible. 4. The glossary only allows you to select words in a single sitting. There is not option to continue selecting words to add to the glossary. So good luck learning words you don’t know. I do like this app, I haven’t deleted it (yet). However the large number of bugs in the app’s system is frustrating at best.
Good but buggy app
I really like the idea of the app and got a lifetime membership but the majority of the time it crashes on me when I’m downloading a story and I haven’t been able to get much functionality out of it due to this problem. But the few times it worked, I really enjoyed it! There is a good selection of books, and I feel like reading along has helped me with conversational skills. There is a good variety, like classic books and then situational ones, like going to a restaurant or a date. I use this and another program focused on writing/grammar and feel good about my Spanish progress. I would recommend if the app can be fixed.
Excellent modern language reader
I love the concept of this app! I’ve always learned language best by reading and this is a perfect way to do that while still hearing the language. The audio is especially useful for learning a language like Russian where the stress isn’t regular and easily guessed. Right now, it does seem like the visual place tracker has a tendency to fall behind what’s actually being read. It gets worse if I stop and start the audio and it would be nice if either that got fixed or I could turn off the tracking altogether. As it is, it’s just a visual distraction most of the time.
The concept is great but that’s where it falls short. The audio is fast. It takes several tries before the audio slows down. There’s fast, medium, and EXTREMELY slow speed (think voice warping). The language and audio isn’t in sync. I was listening to Turkish and it would speak one line and highlight another line in English (different than the translation). The app definitely needs some tweaking. The devs offer a discount for premium but you have 30 minutes to test the app. I can’t justify paying for this app. There are too many things that need to be adjusted. There are no vocabulary words for the stories, most of them are unappealing or boring, the beginner stories are all children stories, however, it doesn’t seem “beginner” to me. I’ve watched the full 76 episodes of my favorite Turkish show with subtitles and learned more in a day from that than in the 10 minutes I tested this app. You can only “sign up” via Google or Facebook. What’s up with apps forcing social media sign up?
True Way to Learning a Language
Duolingo? No! Reading and immersion? Yes! One thing I wish this app contained was a spaced repetition system and flashcards. This would really help the learner immerse themselves and study easily. I recommend this app to language learners on their iPad. I know how hard it is to read some boring books in the language you are learning, the language learning as a game doesn’t really motivate me, motivates the user to keep earning gems from lessons, BUT, they aren’t truly learning anything much. I prefer these kind of apps much more.
Great learning tool, but very limited content and frustrating UI
This app has great potential, but limited content. You have to pay premium to switch between languages, but when you do you have to switch to settings, and your filters aren’t saved per language. The recordings are of ok quality. You’ll often hear room echo and artifacts like breathing/speaking too close to the microphone. The content is rather limited, and poorly organized. The fact the app is about three years old I don’t expect that to change anytime soon.
Great app needing a few improvements
Great potential. I have a few suggestions. 1) There are a jack load of words in the glossary already added for me that I didn’t add. And I can’t figure out how to reset the list and get rid of all those words. I don’t want the app to add words for me! Please add the ability to reset that list and get rid of the words the app added without asking me. 2) Now that I’ve chosen two or three fairy tales to listen to, I have no option to choose other categories like Mystery or many others I saw when I first started. Where did all those categories go? I choose “categories” at the top of the library, but there are only 2-3 options. 3) In 3/4 mode for some stories, the highlighting is way ahead of the actual story. 4) Some stories have speakers that are very hard to understand with raspy voices. Please take them down and re-record these.
Love it, but needs improvement
I subscribed for a year and think that’s worth it. I like the format of the two languages highlighting at the same time. I’m learning Italian, I speak English. The quizzes in night before Christmas, At the doctor’s office pt 1, and others don’t seem to be working. It gives me a link to take the test. I can select the first answer, but then can’t submit it or get anywhere. I’m on an iPhone X. I still think it’s worth it, but I have to close the app and reopen when I get stuck and that is sub-optimal.
Good but buggy
While reading a story in Spanish it the app will flicker. So I can’t really use this app until that is fixed. I just started using it a few minutes ago. Edit: the problem seems to have gone away and I’m liking the app more but there is another problem where the line tracing slows down after the first line of a page. Edit: found another story where audio doesn’t work and another where translation was wrong.
This app does not run very well. I use my iPad in landscape mode, and this app did not force it into portrait mode even though the app only works in portrait mode. I could not tap any of the buttons to use the app until I manually turned off landscape lock and then rotated the iPad. Once I got it working, I started a reading exercise. The text kept turning off and on and off and on. Almost flickering. Don’t pay the developer any money until he fixes these most basic bugs in his software.
Love this App but Quizzes are wrong
Im learning German through this app, I’m having a lot of fun and have already completed many stories. However, on the quiz portion it’s telling me that the majority of my answers are wrong when I know that they’re definitely correct. Hopefully the developers can fix this, because outside of this I truly believe that Beelinguapp is a fantastic concept and a fun and effective way to learn a language!
Great App but lacking
I am a strong believer in learning through comprehensible input (reading, writing, listening, speaking) so this app is right on time. However it’s a bit glitchy. The quizzes are wrong and seem to count all of my answers as incorrect which is super weird. Stories with a female main character are read by men. I also think the Spanish is Mexico focused in terms of vocabulary. Would be nice to have a mixture.
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