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I’ve spent weeks sleuthing the internet to find out the best Black Friday language learning deals.
And wow, did I find some deals.
Here are the best of the best deals on excellent language-learning resources worthy of you language hackers.
Most of these discounts end this weekend, so act fast!
Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links – this means I earn a small commission if you make a purchase (at no additional cost to you!). As always, I’ve only included resources I know, love, and TRUST – so you can buy with confidence that they’ll help you in your language learning 🙂
Fluent in 3 Months Premium – Premium 2.0 Upgrade: 51% off
Premium 2.0 will get you started learning a new language of your choice. It features a step-by-step guide to becoming a language hacker. You’ll also discover how to build a custom learning routine that works for the long term, to get you fluent.
Innovative Language – Podcasts for All Languages: 50% off All Subscriptions
This is my favourite language learning podcast and audio course, available in an incredible 31 languages.
You start by picking your level, and the audio course adjusts to you, getting slightly more complex as you progress. This is a favourite of a bunch of us here at Fluent in 3 Months.
Click the podcast website below of your target language, and enjoy! These discount links will get you 50% off the normal price for the Premium 1 or 2 year subscription options, for any language.
Click the language you want below to pick up the offer.
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Add1Challenge – Learn a Language Together:
Apply for 50% Off
Add1 is a community of language learners committed to holding a 15 min conversation with a native speaker in 90 days. Instead of learning alone, Add1 challengers work together to stay motivated, share their struggles and victories, hold each other accountable, and get breakthrough results together.
Brian Kwong, founder of the #Add1Challenge, has graciously offered to give FI3M readers 50% off entry in the upcoming challenge. Spots are limited and application closes on November 30th.
FYI, Brian has warned me that this discount won’t ever be offered again, so jump on it!
Join Add1Challenge here.
Mimic Method – Accent Training for Six Languages:
Up to 90% Off
I’ve met Idahosa, the genius behind Mimic Method, and I’m wowed by his accent skills.
Mimic Method takes you through the component sounds of a language: the rhythm, the beat, the musicality and individual sounds, and how they all tie together. And it shows you exactly what steps to take to develop a more authentic accent. Mimic Method teaches you to tune your ear, then to tune your tongue, to the sounds of a language. I am currently using Mimic Method to help with my Chinese tones. Here are the deals:
Glossika – the Mass Sentence Method: 30% off for Mandarin, Russian, and 30+ Other Languages
Mike (a.k.a. Glossika on Youtube) is a fellow polyglot best known on YouTube for speaking Mandarin and sounding exactly like he was born and raised in Taiwan, even though he’s a westerner. He heads this very clever series of language courses, designed to help you intensively learn a language to fluency in 3 months.
I’ve gotten tons of requests for Glossika discounts, so I’m happy to deliver! Glossika’s huge collection (with over 30 languages to choose from!) is now on sale at 30% off only this weekend
To get the discount, you must use the coupon code fi3mnov2015 at checkout.
Italki – Language Lessons Online: Buy 100 Credits Get 100 Credits Free (for New and Existing Users)
Italki is hands down my favourite language learning tool. You can use this site to get very cheap one-on-one lessons in your target language. This is the main way I’ve been able to learn so many languages, no matter where I am in the world.
If you’ve never signed up for italki before, now is the time! This weekend, when you create an account you’ll receive an extra 100 ITC (italki credits, approximately USD$10) immediately after your first purchase of 100 ITC or more. Combined, that’s enough for up to four one-on-one Skype lessons with a native speaker! Sign up here.
If you already have an italki account, you’re also in luck – click on this link to receive your own voucher of 100 ITC. After you’ve filled out the form, if you make a purchase of new ITC before December 4th, 100 ITC will be added to your account shortly after 🙂
HelloTalk – Text and Video Chat App for 100+ Languages: 6 Months Free Premium Access
Chat through voice and text, with people all over the world, in one of 100 languages. That’s HelloTalk in a nutshell.
There are over one million language learners using this app. You can chat with natives, get corrections, and use Whatsapp-style features to share multimedia with your language exchange partner.
The app is completely free, but if you create an account this weekend and message the code FI3M to the HelloTalk team, you’ll get six months free access to the very cool normally-paid features of the app, like translation, voice recognition, and transliteration.
Skritter – Chinese and Japanese Character Learning App: 33% Off
An essential app for Chinese and Japanese learners, available on both Android and iPhone. You’ll learn to recognize and write Chinese Hanzi traditional and simplified as well as Japanese Kanji in a gorgeous interface.
This is a great tool that makes you feel like you’re holding a magic wand as you practice characters. Anyone who signs up this weekend will get Skritter at 33% off with the coupon code XINGQIWU (Chinese for “Friday”), after a free weeklong trial.
Master Japanese & Master Mandarin – Epic Guides for Language Learners: 50% Off
I’ve written some of my own language guides, but I have no plans to write one for Japanese, because there’s no way I could write anything better than John Fotheringham’s Master Japanese.
Yes, it’s that good. John is a hard-core Japanese learner, and you can feel that in every page of Master Japanese. His guide is written as a “a navigation system for independent learners”, packed with actionable advice, and it’s a lot of fun to read. And this weekend, Master Japanese is 50% off when you use the discount code fi3mfriday.
John’s brand new guide for Mandarin learners, Master Mandarin, is another gem that cuts through the piles of Chinese-learning resources on the Internet, and tells you straight which you need and how to use them.
If you’ve wished for just one place to go for all the best info on learning Chinese Mandarin, this is it. Snatch up Master Mandarin for 50% off this weekend when you use the discount code fi3mfriday.
FlashSticks –Colour-coded Flashcards with App Integration:
20% off – Available for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Beginner + Intermediate
FlashSticks are colour-coded flashcards so you can remember noun genders or distinguish verbs/adjectives and other types of words. Plus, FlashSticks function both as flashcards and as post-it notes that you can attach them to objects around your house to give you more opportunities to boost your vocabulary.
I love how FlashSticks integrate digital and physical technology.Load up the app, point your phone at a flashcard and you’ll hear instant native pronunciation (augmented reality style!). The flashcards come in boxed-sets to keep you organised.
Readers of Fluent in 3 Months can get 20% off any pack or boxset of FlashSticks this weekend with the coupon code BENNYFRIDAY20. Make sure to apply the code at check-out.
Leicht Deutsch Lernen – Learn German through Reading and Stories: 50% Off
This is a hilarious learning system that focuses on teaching spoken German, using a TPRS approach (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling). Basically, learn German through fun stories!
Bálint, the site manager here at Fluent in 3 Months, just passed his C1 exam in German – and he swears by this system (despite its dated sales page)!
Add this to your German-learning tool belt for 50% off this weekend.
90-Day Korean – Have a Conversation in Korean in 3 Months: 71% off
90 Day Korean is a multiple layer course that starts with teaching you to read Korean in 90 minutes or less, and moves on to a web-based course that guarantees you’ll be able to have a conversation lasting several minutes with a native Korean speaker within 90 days.
It’s packed full of learning material, and a weekly plan of action spaced out and emailed to you to help you keep up your pace. There’s also a personal coach to answer all of your questions along the way.
This weekend it’s available for a spectacular discount of 71% off the 9-month course! Check it out here.
Talk in Arabic – Podcast Covering 8 Arabic Dialects: 37% off
Despite Arabic being one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, it’s surprisingly hard to find useful Arabic materials if you want to genuinely speak with people. Arabic courses seem to be based around Modern Standard Arabic (nobody in the street ever speak this).
That’s why it’s a breath of fresh air to see this system focused on helping you speak Arabic whether you’re learning the Egyptian, Levantine, Iraqi, Saudi, Tunisian, Sudanese, Moroccan, or Algerian dialect.
It features native Arabic recordings, transcripts so you can follow along, subtitles on the videos, online and offline options, and regularly updated brand new content every week.
The creator of the course, Donovan, has offered us 37% off for Black Friday. Check it out here.
Unlimited Spanish – Audio Course with Simulated Conversations : 40% Off
Unlimited Spanish is an audio course where native speaker Òscar simulates conversations, with cues for you to interact with him. It is among the best I’ve seen for simulating a real conversation from pre-recorded audio. And for those of you who are also visual learners, you’ll be able to read along through transcripts of the audio.
You can get Unlimited Spanish for 40% off this weekend.
English-Learning Power Pack: 75% Off
Learning English? Get this absolutely amazing mega deal: 7 English language courses sold together at a huge reduction of over 75% off. The pack includes:
- Fluency with Friends (a course based on the hit TV show “Friends”)
- 100 most common phrases audiobook,
- 15 Minutes to Fluency ebook
- Everyday English speaking course
- Visual Guide to Phrasal Verbs
- Success with Stories
- Shadowing Stories
Snatch it up before the sale is over!
Which of these language goodies do you think you’ll be getting? Please share your favorites in the comments.
I hope you enjoy these language learning special offers – happy language learning!