I have a suggestion for all future language upgrades (all languages)
I have all the Fluenz languages, and have studied Spanish, French, some Mandarin, and now German. The biggest issue I have with Fluenz is that it makes you guess which sentence structure is used in the exercises. When there is the possibility of 1 vs 2 sentences, then we have to guess which one Fluenz will accept. For instance, in German 1, Session 27, Write the Phrase You Hear: The answer is: "Guten Tag, wo ist dieses Theater?". However, another correct answer could be "Guten Tag. Wo ist dieses Theater?
Notice, the first example is one sentence with clauses separated by a comma, whereas in the second example, it is two sentences separated by a period. Either of these could be correct. The problem is that Fluenz only accepts on of the alternatives, and there is no way of guessing which one it would be (1 vs 2 sentences). It's very frustrating to get an incorrect answer, then go through every word only to find nothing wrong. Then after spending several minutes, finally realizing it's just where Fluenz puts the comma vs period (one vs two sentences). What makes this worse is that there is no consistency, sometimes Fluenz will use 1 sentence with clauses separated by commas, and other times it will use 2 sentences.
(Also, why are there no periods at the end of the last sentence in the exercises? If there is only 1 sentence, then it usually doesn't end in a period. If there are more than 1 sentences, then all the sentences in in a period, except the last sentence. Why?)
Open Jun 03, 2021 - 10:45 PM
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