The Mondly app is a really technologically-advanced app that helps you learn languages from beginner to advanced levels. In this Mondly review, I’ll walk you through the different aspects of the Mondly app, the Mondly free vs premium versions, and the products Mondly offers outside of its main app.
With its headquarters in Romania, Mondly has been around since 2014. Over the years, it has grown quite a bit. The Mondly team released the first app in 2015. Today, they have a few different products that cater to different groups of people, like kids, schools, and businesses.
From your first time using the regular Mondly app, you’ll see that there is a huge focus on technology. The app looks and feels futuristic. There are also other Mondly apps that incorporate augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) into language learning.
This was the first time I had heard of these technologies used for language learning, so I was really excited to start using the Mondly app. I was curious to see whether they actually enhanced my learning experience or if they were just a “shiny object” used to increase subscribers.
With over one million Mondly reviews in the App Store and Google Play and over 50 million total users, Mondly is one of the most popular language learning apps available. Is Mondly worth it though?
Mondly Review: Getting Started With The Mondly App
I wanted to start at the beginning with this Mondly review, so I downloaded the regular Mondly app first. Getting started with the Mondly app is really simple and straightforward.
It’s free to download the Mondly app, and it only takes a couple of minutes to create an account and start learning.
One aspect of Mondly that’s really interesting is that you can learn from over 33 languages. A lot of apps only let you learn your target language from English. This can be difficult if English isn’t your native language.
The app offers quite a few different language pairs, too. It includes some less-common ones, like Thai, Finnish, Bulgarian, and Danish.
For this Mondly review, I decided to test Spanish and Bulgarian from my native language, English. I already know quite a bit of Spanish and I’ve never studied Bulgarian before. I wanted to see if Mondly was truly good for all levels of language learners.
After choosing your target language(s), you’ll dive right into your Mondly language course. It’s important to note that even though it’s free to download the app and get started, the Mondly free version only includes daily lessons (I’ll discuss these more later).
To actually see what Mondly has to offer, I recommend signing up for the free 7-day trial. This gives you access to all areas of the app, as well as all languages.
Mondly Free vs Premium: What’s The Difference?
There’s a huge difference between Mondly free vs premium features. If you use the free version of Mondly, you can only complete the daily lesson Mondly sends you, the first section of your target language course (six lessons), one chatbot conversation, and one vocabulary section. You can’t choose the topics, the difficulty, or which words you want to learn.
After you complete five daily lessons in a row, you can access a weekly quiz and monthly challenge. These basically just recap everything you learned in the daily lessons. You still won’t learn much from them though because they’re pretty limited.
The activities in the free daily lessons are similar to the lessons in the Mondly premium subscription. It’s a good idea to try a few daily lessons to see if you like them. They give you a look at what the Mondly full version is like.
Since I wanted to see everything Mondly had to offer, I went ahead and subscribed to Mondly premium.
Mondly Review: A Look At The Mondly Premium Features
I want to make sure to cover all the premium features in this Mondly (Language learning App) Reviews because some of them are pretty cool. The first thing I noticed after I subscribed to Mondly premium is that there are a lot of lessons that cover a wide range of topics.
You can choose from topics like romance, pets, grammar, banking, and entertainment. There are also some courses for certain professions, including:
- Flight attendant
- Restaurant staff
- Hotel receptionist
- Healthcare professionals
- Shop assistant
I thought these professional courses were really interesting because I haven’t come across courses like this in any other language app. They’re a unique selling point for Mondly if you work in one of these industries.
Overall, each Mondly language has the following features in the premium version:
- 250 lessons for beginners to advanced learners
- 33 chatbot conversations that cover daily life
- 36 vocabulary-building lessons
- Speech recognition technology to improve your pronunciation
- Conjugation and grammar tables to help you speak more fluently
- Access to the Mondly Kids and Mondly AR apps
The first four features are pretty standard and similar to other language learning apps. I’ll walk you through all the features though, so you can get a good idea of everything including in a Mondly premium subscription.