An Overview & Review Of The Key Features of Mondly

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Mondly is one of the main language learning apps that’s usually considered as an option when someone wants to learn a new language, alongside Babbel and Duolingo.

In this post, we want to give an overview of the main features of Mondly for readers who are considering trying it out.

Here’s a quickfire summary:

Mondly offers 41 languages for you to learn on any device, with plans starting from $4/month, and a free version also accessible with no signup required. It is used by over 100 million people worldwide and has excellent overall reviews with it’s easy user interface and emphasis on quick learning and progress.

But we’ll drill down deeper and give readers more detail on all the key features of Mondly – pricing, free version, key features and benefits, and comparisons with other language learning apps.

Pricing Plans For Mondly

Here are the current prices for Mondly Premium:

  • 1 language, 1 month – $9.99
  • 1 language – annual – $4.00/month (billed as $47.99)
  • 33 languages – annual – $4.00/month (billed as $47.99 – limited offer)
  • Lifetime version also sometimes available for $98.
  • Limited free version available
  • 7 day free trial of Premium also offered
  • Free access to the Mondly Kids app (language learning for children) and the Mondly AR app (exclusive courses in Augmented Reality)

Here is Mondly’s pricing compared to some other popular language apps:

Price (1 month)Price (6 months)Price (annual)Free version available?
Mondly$9.99N/A$47.99Yes - 8 lessons and no signup needed
Babbel$13.95$50.70 ($8.45/month)$83.40Yes - 1 lesson free with free signup
Duolingo$6.99/month$6.99/month$6.99/monthYes - mostly free

Mondly is very competitively priced and has flexible plans, starting at $4/month, depending on whether you want to learn short or longer term.

Click here to check current plans for Mondly.

Does Mondly Have a Free Version?

Mondly does have a free version, but with very limited features. You can complete 8 basic lessons on the free version, without creating an account or entering any payment details. A free 7 day trial of the Premium version is also available.

I tried the free version and I must admit I loved it! It’s gives you access to great bite-size lessons that you can run through quickly, and it gets you into how the platform works and also gets you enthusiastic about learning the language.

Also, the fact that you can try the free version (any language), without even creating an account or signing in, is great and makes their platform and methodology really accessible and testable for people considering using it. I tried it on Italian and it definitely had me sold!

However, with the free version, you are missing out on most of the features:

Also, if you stay on the website for a while testing the free version, you will also quickly get a popup offering you a 7 day free trial of the Premium version (account registration will be required for this one). However, it’s a great way to test out the full version and see if you want to use it longer term.

What Languages Are Available With Mondly?

Mondly currently has a great selection of 41 languages you can learn on their platform.

Here is a full list:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • French
  • Portuguese (European & Brazilian)
  • Greek
  • Danish
  • Swedish
  • Norwegian
  • Finnish
  • Chinese
  • Thai
  • Japanese
  • Vietnamese
  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Catalan
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Tagalog
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu

All of these can be learnt not just from English, but from your native language, as long as it’s on this list. This is a huge choice and a great positive to the Mondly platform.

Quick Demo Of Mondly App

Does Mondly Have A Desktop/App Version?

Mondly is available on any device: PC, Mac, iOS, Android. Therefore you can use Mondly on Desktop PCs and laptops as well as smaller devices like phones and tablets. Your progress will be automatically synchronized across your devices.

Therefore Mondly is fully flexible in terms of what device you learn on, and can suit old-timers like me who prefer to learn on desktop or laptop and don’t like using phones.

However, I will say that based on my testing, it’s probably more suited to app use because it’s very swipe orientated in terms of drag-and-drop exercises. Using it for a while on a laptop touch-pad would make my fingers a bit sore, but you can always use a mouse instead if needed.

Benefits Of The Mondly Platform

Let’s list some of the key benefits of using Mondly:

  • Very competitively priced compared to other language apps and platforms. Flexible membership options, plus an ability to try the platform for free.
  • Enhanced English learning module supporting 33 languages in partnership with Oxford University Press
  • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels
  • Grammar lessons, vocabulary builders and conjugation tables to boost up your grammar skills
  • 300+ bite-sized lessons organized into real-life topics – from family, weather, travel, to sports, food, romance, introductions,  and many more
  • 50+ real & simulated conversations to get you fluent fast
  • 2100+ Daily Lessons to cement your knowledge, weekly quizzes & monthly challenges which will help you create a fun learning-routine
  • Chatbot with world class speech recognition – Mondly is the closest thing to actual language immersion because learners get to have real conversations within the Mondly app from the comfort of their home or office. A great interactive feature to get you confident actually speaking and conversing in a safe test environment.
  • Crystal-clear audio and professional voice actors – learn pronunciation from native speakers
  • Free access to the Mondly Kids app (language learning for children) and the Mondly AR app (exclusive courses in Augmented Reality)
  • Available on all devices, and progress is synced between devices.
  • Personal statistics and progress metrics within our dashboard.
  • The platform right away gets you interacting with and using verbs as well as vocabulary. If you can use the verbs of a language, you can use the language, as the great Michel Thomas said.
  • The speed of the lessons and points system also generates a constant sense of progress and improvement, which helps to keep motivation up.

Mondly Accolades and Awards

It might be fair to say Mondly is a little less heard of and promoted recently than some other language learning platforms like Babbel. However, Mondly has been very well reviewed and received, both by users and by mainstream publications.

Here are some awards and accolades the platform has received for it’s really smooth and easy-to-learn interface and methodology:

  • Used by 100+ million people all over the world, rating it with 4.7/5 Stars in the App Store and Google Play (1,000,000+ customer ratings)
  • recognized as “Germany’s Best Online Portal 2019” by DISQ in the language learning category
  • awarded the Facebook “App of the Year” title for EMEA
  • named Google Play “Editor’s Choice” and “Best of 2017”
  • recognized as Apple Best New App

Therefore it’s been very well received across the board. I’ve also tried it and really loved the bite-size nature of the lessons, that can easily be whipped through, giving a clear sense of progress. It would be great to learn while on public transport and on the way to your holiday, just to get some vocabulary and very basics drilled. And you can keep coming back to it every time you have a few minutes spare.

Click here to check current plans for Mondly.