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Hi, I recently completed German 5 but was going back and revising on previous levels. Up until last week I could download the older sessions without any issue, but when I try it now I get a queued message but nothing happens. I had removed the older lessons to save disk space. I know there was one sw update last week. I have restrarted my pc, logged in and out of Fluenz and still nothing.

Hi, I recently completed German 5 but was going back and revising on previous levels. Up until last week I could download the older sessions without any issue, but when I try it now I get a queued message but nothing happens. I had removed the older lessons to save disk space.
I know there was one sw update last week. I have restrarted my pc, logged in and out of Fluenz and still nothing.

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Sfinnera
I have this issue with the french level 1 - can someone assist?

I have this issue with the french level 1 - can someone assist?

andy@fluenz
Hi All, I'm sorry for the issue here. I've worked with our engineers to resolve it and everything is working correctly now. Please logout and close the software then relaunch it and try now. Email me at usersupport@fluenz.com if you need help further.

Hi All, I'm sorry for the issue here. I've worked with our engineers to resolve it and everything is working correctly now. Please logout and close the software then relaunch it and try now. Email me at usersupport@fluenz.com if you need help further.

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So I completed Fluenz mandarin Levels 1+2 and 3...........and it was an incredibly addicting journey, because of the sheer ease of which I was able to fly through each session, largely because of just how sophisticated the course is. And then, because I missed it so much I did it all over again. Yes, I did Fluenz Mandarin Levels 1+2 and 3 TWICE. Which begs the logical question: Will there ever be Fluenz Mandarin Levels 4 and 5? The sheer rocket-like speed at which Fluenz Mandarin brings us from zero to Intermediate Level fluency is stunning to say the least and almost DEMANDS the need for two more levels. Their other languages ALL have it. Anyone else out here feels the same?

So I completed Fluenz mandarin Levels 1+2 and 3...........and it was an incredibly addicting journey, because of the sheer ease of which I was able to fly through each session, largely because of just how sophisticated the course is. And then, because I missed it so much I did it all over again. Yes, I did Fluenz Mandarin Levels 1+2 and 3 TWICE. Which begs the logical question: Will there ever be Fluenz Mandarin Levels 4 and 5? The sheer rocket-like speed at which Fluenz Mandarin brings us from zero to Intermediate Level fluency is stunning to say the least and almost DEMANDS the need for two more levels. Their other languages ALL have it. Anyone else out here feels the same?

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davidjewels
I wonder what it will take to get them to make levels 4 and 5. Fluenz Mandarin could EASILY be the COMPLETE SOLUTION to attaining mandarin fluency, but strangely they chose to abruptly ditch their students of this particular course, unlike their other courses. I reached out to Sonia Gill, the founder, and she said that its too expensive and not enough of a demand for it. Here's what i have to say. Create Levels 4 and 5 ANYWAYS, FOR THE SAKE OF PRINCIPLE.

I wonder what it will take to get them to make levels 4 and 5. Fluenz Mandarin could EASILY be the COMPLETE SOLUTION to attaining mandarin fluency, but strangely they chose to abruptly ditch their students of this particular course, unlike their other courses. I reached out to Sonia Gill, the founder, and she said that its too expensive and not enough of a demand for it. Here's what i have to say. Create Levels 4 and 5 ANYWAYS, FOR THE SAKE OF PRINCIPLE.

Fabrice
Although I would love to see more levels, you have to remember that Fluenz is still a business, and that the sake of principle doesn't necessarily feed their mouth. There is fierce competition on mandarin courses, and I see new ones pop up all the time. Fluenz is so thorough it takes them a year or so to make a level, so unless they can be sure to get the money back for their effort, they will probably not prioritize as we would wish :(

Although I would love to see more levels, you have to remember that Fluenz is still a business, and that the sake of principle doesn't necessarily feed their mouth. There is fierce competition on mandarin courses, and I see new ones pop up all the time. Fluenz is so thorough it takes them a year or so to make a level, so unless they can be sure to get the money back for their effort, they will probably not prioritize as we would wish :(

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I've noticed that the diagalogue section of the exercises do not work on either an XP desktop or a Windows 7 desktop. I've had to switch to an iPad to view and hear the dialogue. I'm not sure why this happens. It's just a blank black screen. Has anyone else experienced this?

I've noticed that the diagalogue section of the exercises do not work on either an XP desktop or a Windows 7 desktop.
I've had to switch to an iPad to view and hear the dialogue.
I'm not sure why this happens. It's just a blank black screen.
Has anyone else experienced this?

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andy@fluenz
XP and Windows 7 are both a bit outdated, so it's likely an issue with that, however, we'll be happy to help troubleshoot. In Chrome there is a setting where you can setup an exception to allow Javascript to be run on online.fluenz.com. All the audio except the video players and the Recording drills are handled by javascript. To set-up an exception in Chrome, find Settings in the top-right menu (click on the button of the 3 vertical dots) Click on "Show Advanced Settings", then under Privacy, find Content Settings, a window should pop-up. In the window, find "Javascript" and click on Manage exceptions. Here you will be able to enter online.fluenz.com and set to "allow". You can also try adding an exception in the "Plug-ins" section.Next, you can restart the browser for the changes to take effect.

XP and Windows 7 are both a bit outdated, so it's likely an issue with that, however, we'll be happy to help troubleshoot. In Chrome there is a setting where you can setup an exception to allow Javascript to be run on online.fluenz.com. All the audio except the video players and the Recording drills are handled by javascript.

To set-up an exception in Chrome, find Settings in the top-right menu (click on the button of the 3 vertical dots)

Click on "Show Advanced Settings", then under Privacy, find Content Settings, a window should pop-up.

In the window, find "Javascript" and click on Manage exceptions. Here you will be able to enter online.fluenz.com and set to "allow". You can also try adding an exception in the "Plug-ins" section.Next, you can restart the browser for the changes to take effect.

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Hello, I have a Macbook pro and want to download lessons on to my computer to study "offline". Is there a way to do this? I can only figure out how to do it on the iPad. Thanks

Hello,
I have a Macbook pro and want to download lessons on to my computer to study "offline". Is there a way to do this? I can only figure out how to do it on the iPad.

Thanks

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andy@fluenz
Send us an email to usersupport@fluenz.com and we'll get you set up with a download link for offline use

Send us an email to usersupport@fluenz.com and we'll get you set up with a download link for offline use

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Hello, Currently, I have windows 10 and I am having a problem. How do I turn off challenge mode? when I hover the mouse over "turn off challenge mode" I get the X as if the option is disabled. Any help would be appreciated Thanks

Hello,
Currently, I have windows 10 and I am having a problem.
How do I turn off challenge mode? when I hover the mouse over "turn off challenge mode" I get the X as if the option is disabled.
Any help would be appreciated
Thanks

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FluenzUser4373
Thank you for taking the time to respond. When I get to the typing parts it will not allow me to disable. Whether online, Android, or desktop fluenz. However, I have fluenz Spanish and there is no problem with challenge mode. Could it only be an issues with Mandarin or perhaps I'm missing something? I wish I could send a screenshot to demonstrate

Thank you for taking the time to respond.
When I get to the typing parts it will not allow me to disable. Whether online, Android, or desktop fluenz. However, I have fluenz Spanish and there is no problem with challenge mode. Could it only be an issues with Mandarin or perhaps I'm missing something? I wish I could send a screenshot to demonstrate

andy@fluenz
Sorry for the confusion, I should have mentioned that there is no use for Challenge Mode in Mandarin. The tone marks will always be required in order to continue when writing. We thought about this long and hard. Without tones no one, not a single person will understand what you're saying. For example, the letters MA have five different meanings depending on the tone used to pronounce it, ranging from horse to mother--if you use one tone you're saying mother, another you're saying horse. There is just no way of learning the tones and it is the single most important challenge for westerners learning Chinese

Sorry for the confusion, I should have mentioned that there is no use for Challenge Mode in Mandarin. The tone marks will always be required in order to continue when writing. We thought about this long and hard. Without tones no one, not a single person will understand what you're saying. For example, the letters MA have five different meanings depending on the tone used to pronounce it, ranging from horse to mother--if you use one tone you're saying mother, another you're saying horse. There is just no way of learning the tones and it is the single most important challenge for westerners learning Chinese

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Why does ancora not come at the end of a sentence. For example. "Non sono ancora stato alla cattedrale centrale" Which means: (I haven't been to the central cathedral yet). Also, why do you use non sono stato instead of non ho stato to say "I havn't been..."

Why does ancora not come at the end of a sentence. For example. "Non sono ancora stato alla cattedrale centrale" Which means: (I haven't been to the central cathedral yet). Also, why do you use non sono stato instead of non ho stato to say "I havn't been..."

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Fabrice
Ancora is placed after the verb in the present tense, or between the auxiliary and the participle. For the other question, this should explain why: http://www.learnitaliandaily.com/en/italian-grammar/italian-auxiliary-ve...

Ancora is placed after the verb in the present tense, or between the auxiliary and the participle. For the other question, this should explain why: http://www.learnitaliandaily.com/en/italian-grammar/italian-auxiliary-ve...

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"When Only the Best Spanish Immersion Program Will Do" amazing write-up by @LuxeGetaways https://goo.gl/besoRc

"When Only the Best Spanish Immersion Program Will Do" amazing write-up by @LuxeGetaways https://goo.gl/besoRc

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andy@fluenz
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davidjewels
But Andy, understand this: Fluenz Mandarin 1+2 & 3 is the work of a genius, but it is clearly an unfinished product. Those who have completed the entire thing have been left at the doorstep of Lower Intermediate Level. I have compared almost every Mandarin course out there from some of the biggest companies and none have the level of sophistication that Fluenz Mandarin has. I have even purchased and then thrown into the trash can these other Mandarin courses because they clearly are lacking in every way possible. The ONLY shortcoming with Fluenz Mandarin is the lack of Levels 4 and 5. For a company as huge as Fluenz to have created THE ABSOLUTE BEST Mandarin language course out there and to then stop short of the finish line is similar to producing the greatest bottle of red wine and then after opening the bottle and letting us get a sniff of the wine, not having enough glasses to pour the wine into. It is a tragedy. Surely a company as big as yours can assemble a team and give us levels 4 and 5. We are willing to pay for it.

But Andy, understand this: Fluenz Mandarin 1+2 & 3 is the work of a genius, but it is clearly an unfinished product. Those who have completed the entire thing have been left at the doorstep of Lower Intermediate Level. I have compared almost every Mandarin course out there from some of the biggest companies and none have the level of sophistication that Fluenz Mandarin has. I have even purchased and then thrown into the trash can these other Mandarin courses because they clearly are lacking in every way possible. The ONLY shortcoming with Fluenz Mandarin is the lack of Levels 4 and 5. For a company as huge as Fluenz to have created THE ABSOLUTE BEST Mandarin language course out there and to then stop short of the finish line is similar to producing the greatest bottle of red wine and then after opening the bottle and letting us get a sniff of the wine, not having enough glasses to pour the wine into. It is a tragedy. Surely a company as big as yours can assemble a team and give us levels 4 and 5. We are willing to pay for it.

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I finished all 5 levels of Fluenz a few months ago now, and I just wanted to give some feedback and suggestions. Maybe other users can give their two cents as well, whether you've completed the program or not! This is by far the most smooth and natural program I've come across. From the $10 generic "Learn X Language" you can find in your local computer store to Fluenz's competitors, I didn't know learning a new language could be so easy (even when it's hard) until I discovered Fluenz after researching Language-learning software for work. I have been and will continue to recommend Fluenz to anyone I know that wants to learn a new language. In my opinion, Fluenz is a perfect balance between too much information or analysis of a language and not enough. I loved it so much that I finished all 5 levels in less than 6 months! And that's with one-week breaks here and there! I've come to trust Fluenz so much that I don't really know where to go with my Spanish journey from here! I already have a digital pen pal that I write to in Spanish pretty much every day. Sometimes they have to tell me to try again when I don't get it right, but overall they are very impressed with how far I've come. Recommendations/requests! - The Flashcards are an awesome way to practice. I can't even tell you how many times I've done the flashcards of every lesson, every level, especially since I completed the program. The "Write the Phrases You Hear" workouts of the lessons are, in my opinion, where I was most engaged. It requires you to listen while also realizing how the words and grammar you just learned are used. It would be so amazing if there was also a separate tool, like the Flashcards, that is only for writing what you hear. Even if it only included the phrases that are already recorded and used in the lessons, having this separate resource is a great way to work on listening outside of the lessons. I just started going into the lessons and only doing the listening workouts, but it would be very convenient and useful to be able to access "Listening Flashcards" on their own. Please, please! - Curriculum. Like I said, I trust Fluenz with my Spanish, but after finishing 5 levels, I really felt like there was no finality or any direction given as to what I should do next! If Fluenz is a path to Fluency, help a brother out! It would be great to see a "curriculum," some sort of diagram, or SOMETHING that says, here is everything you can learn in Spanish, and here is what you learned/will learn with Fluenz. I don't mean individual words or phrases. For example, I only know the subjunctive exists because of comments I've seen here in the Commons. I would have just been confused every time I saw verbs in the subjunctive. I see people suggesting that it's not used as much, but that hasn't been my experience with my pen pals. We also never covered what we would call "imperative sentences" in English. Not "Can I have your number?" but "Give me your number!" ;-) I can go combing through hundreds of language-learning resources that exist out there and start figuring out what I already know, but I would feel so much more confident if Fluenz provided me with what I've been taught and what I still need to learn. Recommendations for other resources would be awesome, too. If you're not going to teach me everything in 5 levels, at least tell me a good place to learn more. - Advanced Supplement. This kind of goes with my prior point. I would definitely pay for an advanced Spanish supplement to the program. I know recording and organizing the lessons takes a lot of time and effort, but I don't think at the higher levels we really need all of that in order to build onto what we already know. Even if it only included subject matter, explanations, and a few examples and practice workouts, I would be very happy! - Speaking and Listening. I think it is understood when using a computer program to learn a language that you will have to look elsewhere to get the speaking and listening experience needed to become fluent. I know it's a complicated and cumbersome task, but having the option to talk with someone live would really take Fluenz to the next level. The immersion program is a great way to get that experience, but for those that don't have the time and/or money to participate, it would be great to get feedback and direction from a company you trust. - If I have to give one criticism of the program, it would be with the way questions are translated. It is very common and casual in English to structure questions the same way that they are in Spanish; that is, the same structure as a statement but with intonation distinguishing it as either a question or statement. This isn't always the case, of course, but sometimes it was more odd to change the structure than to just keep it in line with the Spanish. This was especially clear in the very strange translations for "tampoco." You will never hear someone say in English "Don't you want to go either?" Instead, it would the somewhat rhetorical question, "You don't want to go either?" I think that "tampoco" can be explained better in order to avoid this type of strange translation. It seems unnecessarily complicated when the English translation can usually very easily match up to the Spanish. I'm determined to become Fluent in Spanish, and I hope I can continue with Fluenz in some way!

I finished all 5 levels of Fluenz a few months ago now, and I just wanted to give some feedback and suggestions. Maybe other users can give their two cents as well, whether you've completed the program or not!

This is by far the most smooth and natural program I've come across. From the $10 generic "Learn X Language" you can find in your local computer store to Fluenz's competitors, I didn't know learning a new language could be so easy (even when it's hard) until I discovered Fluenz after researching Language-learning software for work. I have been and will continue to recommend Fluenz to anyone I know that wants to learn a new language. In my opinion, Fluenz is a perfect balance between too much information or analysis of a language and not enough. I loved it so much that I finished all 5 levels in less than 6 months! And that's with one-week breaks here and there! I've come to trust Fluenz so much that I don't really know where to go with my Spanish journey from here! I already have a digital pen pal that I write to in Spanish pretty much every day. Sometimes they have to tell me to try again when I don't get it right, but overall they are very impressed with how far I've come.

Recommendations/requests!
- The Flashcards are an awesome way to practice. I can't even tell you how many times I've done the flashcards of every lesson, every level, especially since I completed the program. The "Write the Phrases You Hear" workouts of the lessons are, in my opinion, where I was most engaged. It requires you to listen while also realizing how the words and grammar you just learned are used. It would be so amazing if there was also a separate tool, like the Flashcards, that is only for writing what you hear. Even if it only included the phrases that are already recorded and used in the lessons, having this separate resource is a great way to work on listening outside of the lessons. I just started going into the lessons and only doing the listening workouts, but it would be very convenient and useful to be able to access "Listening Flashcards" on their own. Please, please!
- Curriculum. Like I said, I trust Fluenz with my Spanish, but after finishing 5 levels, I really felt like there was no finality or any direction given as to what I should do next! If Fluenz is a path to Fluency, help a brother out! It would be great to see a "curriculum," some sort of diagram, or SOMETHING that says, here is everything you can learn in Spanish, and here is what you learned/will learn with Fluenz. I don't mean individual words or phrases. For example, I only know the subjunctive exists because of comments I've seen here in the Commons. I would have just been confused every time I saw verbs in the subjunctive. I see people suggesting that it's not used as much, but that hasn't been my experience with my pen pals. We also never covered what we would call "imperative sentences" in English. Not "Can I have your number?" but "Give me your number!" ;-) I can go combing through hundreds of language-learning resources that exist out there and start figuring out what I already know, but I would feel so much more confident if Fluenz provided me with what I've been taught and what I still need to learn. Recommendations for other resources would be awesome, too. If you're not going to teach me everything in 5 levels, at least tell me a good place to learn more.
- Advanced Supplement. This kind of goes with my prior point. I would definitely pay for an advanced Spanish supplement to the program. I know recording and organizing the lessons takes a lot of time and effort, but I don't think at the higher levels we really need all of that in order to build onto what we already know. Even if it only included subject matter, explanations, and a few examples and practice workouts, I would be very happy!
- Speaking and Listening. I think it is understood when using a computer program to learn a language that you will have to look elsewhere to get the speaking and listening experience needed to become fluent. I know it's a complicated and cumbersome task, but having the option to talk with someone live would really take Fluenz to the next level. The immersion program is a great way to get that experience, but for those that don't have the time and/or money to participate, it would be great to get feedback and direction from a company you trust.
- If I have to give one criticism of the program, it would be with the way questions are translated. It is very common and casual in English to structure questions the same way that they are in Spanish; that is, the same structure as a statement but with intonation distinguishing it as either a question or statement. This isn't always the case, of course, but sometimes it was more odd to change the structure than to just keep it in line with the Spanish. This was especially clear in the very strange translations for "tampoco." You will never hear someone say in English "Don't you want to go either?" Instead, it would the somewhat rhetorical question, "You don't want to go either?" I think that "tampoco" can be explained better in order to avoid this type of strange translation. It seems unnecessarily complicated when the English translation can usually very easily match up to the Spanish.

I'm determined to become Fluent in Spanish, and I hope I can continue with Fluenz in some way!

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kenodad
Think about this: http://www.synergyspanish.com/sidewaysfluently.html A ton of new vocabulary, grammar and tons of practice. You can pay for the whole thing at a discount. I am actually half way through that program and I just purchased Fuenz Spanish for additional practice. I am familiar with most of the vocab in Fluenz because of this program. You can find sample of how the program works on the creators blog.

Think about this: http://www.synergyspanish.com/sidewaysfluently.html A ton of new vocabulary, grammar and tons of practice. You can pay for the whole thing at a discount. I am actually half way through that program and I just purchased Fuenz Spanish for additional practice. I am familiar with most of the vocab in Fluenz because of this program. You can find sample of how the program works on the creators blog.

kenodad
Think about this: http://www.synergyspanish.com/sidewaysfluently.html A ton of new vocabulary, grammar and tons of practice. You can pay for the whole thing at a discount. I am actually half way through that program and I just purchased Fuenz Spanish for additional practice. I am familiar with most of the vocab in Fluenz because of this program. You can find sample of how the program works on the creators blog. The following is the kind of sentences you are exposed to.

Think about this: http://www.synergyspanish.com/sidewaysfluently.html A ton of new vocabulary, grammar and tons of practice. You can pay for the whole thing at a discount. I am actually half way through that program and I just purchased Fuenz Spanish for additional practice. I am familiar with most of the vocab in Fluenz because of this program. You can find sample of how the program works on the creators blog. The following is the kind of sentences you are exposed to.

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Just to be sure I get this right and i'm not confusing things. Primo is only used when making reference to dishes, and prima means "first" when alone, and "before" in "prima di". Is that correct? Thanks!

Just to be sure I get this right and i'm not confusing things. Primo is only used when making reference to dishes, and prima means "first" when alone, and "before" in "prima di". Is that correct?

Thanks!

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Damo
Ill primo is also used when referring to a date as in "il primo Aprile" or April first.

Ill primo is also used when referring to a date as in "il primo Aprile" or April first.

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French3, Session 17: In "Match the Phrases", the translation of "I ate too many chocolates in December" is given as "J'ai trop mangé de chocolats en décembre". However, later in the "Repeat the Phrase" there is this phrase: "Mon estomac me fait un peu mal, j’ai mangé trop de chocolats". Does this mean that "trop" can be either before or after "mangé"? Thank you!

French3, Session 17:
In "Match the Phrases", the translation of "I ate too many chocolates in December" is given as "J'ai trop mangé de chocolats en décembre". However, later in the "Repeat the Phrase" there is this phrase: "Mon estomac me fait un peu mal, j’ai mangé trop de chocolats". Does this mean that "trop" can be either before or after "mangé"?
Thank you!

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