Based on the bestselling 2014 book by Gabriel Wyner, the forthcoming Fluent Forever app (which has amassed a record-setting $507,495, or more than double its goal, and is still funding) approaches language lessons differently than everyone else. First, it trains users in proper pronunciation. Then it proceeds to teach vocabulary and grammar with pictures and example sentences, rather than with translations. It’s goal really is to get users to think in the language they’re learning through immersive experiences on their smartphone. Wyner is certainly an expert in the matter and testimonials on his previous ways of teaching number in the hundreds. That said, the viral nature of this campaign—and the fact that it’s the most funded app to date—reinforces a wonderful desire of many to learn another language.
The Most Funded App Campaign in Kickstarter History, Fluent Forever