MosaLingua is a language learning program offering courses based on the MosaLearning® method. This is scientifically proven to help with language learning and to commit new knowledge to long term memory. It has features such as 24/7 access to a virtual tutor that learns your needs and interests, and Hands-Free learning which make it possible to practice whenever and wherever suits you.
Best for: Anyone who wants to learn a new language from scratch or wants to improve their existing skills. It’s great for those with busy schedules looking for a flexible, self-directed language learning resource packed with high-quality content.
Price: There are various purchase options. MosaLingua premium which gives you access to all the languages available on the platform is $4.99 per month billed annually.
Overall: The MosaLarning® system is backed by scientific research and the platform focuses on all the elements you need to master a language. The Hands-Free element and the massive library of content make it worth the investment for me. And, of course, the introduction of MosaChat AI gives you 24/7 access to real-time feedback from a personal ‘tutor’ that constantly adjusts to your level and learns about your needs and interests. As long as the language(s) you want to learn are offered by MosaLingua, I would recommend taking the 15 day free trial to see if it suits you.
MosaLingua supports 9 languages with Arabic and Korean coming soon:
Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and English
MosaLingua is a language learning platform founded in 2009.
Its team consists of language experts and teachers from 15 different countries. They’re available for email support and keep site content and learning tools up to date and relevant.
It offers lots of different options for language learning. But basically, languages are taught using a system based on 5 cognitive science and psychology concepts:
Together, these 5 concepts form the MosaLearning® method (Motivating Optimized System for Adaptive Learning).
By joining MosaLingua, you will connect with over 12 million users and native speakers of your target language. You will also have access to constantly updated advice, resources and techniques from the Mosa team to help you learn and master foreign languages.
There are several different ways to learn a language on MosaLingua. They are designed to suit different goals and learners of different levels. The levels are set according to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR). These are:
|Present level(s)||Aim||Best program||Languages|
|A1-C2||Learn new vocabulary quickly and in authentic contexts||MosaLingua Premium subscription||All|
|A1-B1||Improve your listening comprehension||MosaSeries subscription||French, German, Spanish, Italian|
|A2-B2||Improve your spoken English||MosaSpeak English one off purchase||English|
|A2-B2||Improve your spoken language skills||MosaSpeak one off purchase||French, German, Spanish, Italian|
|A1-B2||Teach yourself a language quickly and efficiently, with helpful tips from polyglots||MosaTraining one off purchase||All|
Overall, MosaLingua works with a set of flashcards, dialogues, and audiobooks.
For this review I trialled MosaLingua Premium and used it to learn Spanish.
The Spanish course consists of 19 levels. Each with a set of flashcards, dialogues and audiobooks. The number of flashcards varies. For example, Level 0 (basic) has 25 flashcards, whereas Level 9 (medium) has 897!
Using the flashcards you exercise your auditory and visual memory while you record yourself repeating the word or phrase. There are no quizzes or exams for each level.
The MosaLearning® Method is used each time you start to learn a set of flashcards and you'll be alerted when you to stop to avoid memory saturation.
A typical Spanish lesson (and I assume other languages are the same) will start with some flashcards. It uses an approach based on visual, auditory, and written memory.
You first look at the flashcard which will have an image and accompanying audio with Spanish pronunciation.
Then, you have to record yourself repeating the word (you can record and repeat as many times as you need).
Once you have finalized your flashcards, MosaLingua generates learning statistics which give an idea of your learning speed.
You’re then invited to use the Dialogues and the Hands-Free section for practice.
There is a free section with a great selection of audiobooks, videos, and music in Spanish. These are divided according to your level and interests and some can only be unlocked once you have learned specific flashcards.
You can also navigate through the additional resources tab, which will guide you through an extensive variety of free newspapers, magazines, music, and cinema.
During my experience, I was able to practice the vocabulary I learned on the flashcards, my reading comprehension, and my pronunciation. After a week, I was able to track my progress, the number of flashcards that I had memorized, and new reading and listening material had been unlocked.
MosaLingua has 5 different programs to choose from:
|MosaLingua Premium subscription ‒ all in one language learning tool||All||Annual subscription $59.90/year (which works out at $4.99/pm)|
|MosaSeries subscription ‒ for listening comprehension||French, German, Spanish, Italian||Monthly subscription $9.98/month|
|MosaSpeak English one off purchase ‒ for improving English speaking||English|
MasterClass PLUS: $147.00
MasterClass COACHING: $199.00
|MosaSpeak one off purchase ‒ for improving language speaking||French, German, Spanish, Italian||$99.00|
|MosaTraining one off purchase ‒ for fast track language learning||All||Packages from $130|
MosaLingua Premium pricing is mid range compared to other language learning platforms and it generally offers more features. Discounts are sometimes offered, and even at full price MosaLingua is far cheaper than in person learning.
There are free ‘lite’ versions of the MosaLingua app for Apple and Android users. If you decide that MosaLingua works for you, you can upgrade to a MosaLingua Premium (Web & Mobile) subscription for a ton of extra content and features.
MosaLingua offers a 15 day free trial of its two subscription options, MosaLingua Premium and MosaLingua Series.
You do have to provide credit card information to access the trials, but can cancel before the trial period is over and not be charged. You can also try all languages available.
MosaLingua offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. If you are dissatisfied you need to fill out a form and send it to them for a refund.
I used the free trial of MosaLingua premium to take their Spanish course, levels 0 and 1. I spent one hour per day and managed to do a total of 48 flashcards.
I had to choose my reading and audio material to add to the daily flashcards.
I did have a little Spanish knowledge so leveling up was easy but memorizing so many flashcards was a real challenge.
At its heart, MosaLingua’s main goal is to help you learn a lot of vocabulary words and phrases that you can use in real life. The MosaLearning® method it uses to help you achieve this is based on sound cognitive science and psychology concepts that make it extremely effective.
Though MosaLingua has a big vocus on using flashcards to learn new vocabulary and phrases, each course comes with tons of content that incorporates all of the elements of language such as speaking, listening, grammar, reading.
For example, I found MosaLingua’s grammar guides and flashcards really helpful. They provided easy-to-understand explanations of tricky grammar topics and you can add the examples from the guides to your flashcard decks to help you practice.
It also has an extensive selection of audiobooks, videos, and even music. You won’t have to go on other platforms and search for “music in Spanish” or google “audiobooks in Spanish for beginners”. MosaLingua has already curated content within its platform.
This means that you will always be able to practice with different materials according to your goals and your level.
MosaLingua’s eTuor, Aida, gives you 24/7 access to a personal language ‘tutor’. Aida continuously adjusts to your level and learns about your interests.
You can use it to simulate a conversation prior to going on holiday, prep for a job interview and have your answers analyzed, ask grammar related questions and get answers in real time, or just practice vocabulary - Aida will suggest activities that incorporate what you’ve learned.
If you have a specific weakness or want to focus on particular content you can easily add it to your flashcards to help you memorize that content
The teachers at MosaLingua are very active on the blog and social networks. And you can chat (via a message service) with a teacher that can help you and support your entire learning.
In fact, they will be able to guide you through the MosaLingua content or help you find the content or resources you are looking for.
Overall, this is a very important tool for all language learners at any level and it shows that MosaLingua wants to ensure a “human aspect” to language learning.
Available on desktop or mobile and with hands free and offline learning which literally allows you to learn anywhere at anytime.
MosaLingua uses lessons based on everyday topics for general learning, or commercial topics for business purposes. It doesn’t focus on topics such as colors or weather, but instead looks at things like how to socialize at parties or hold a telephone conversation.
And it offers cultural tips that help you learn when and how to say something appropriately, such as formal and informal situations.
Its team of polyglots and language experts ensure that the resources and content on MosaLingua is constantly updated.
Although the number of languages offered by MosaLingua is increasing, it is still significantly less than some of its competitors. For example, Mondly has 30+ languages on its platform.
MosaLingua doesn’t have flashy gamification, graphics and animations like some other apps and Navigation isn’t as intuitive as I’d like it to be.
But once you get used to it you can find your way around and use it to your advantage.
The MosaLingua learning style would suit anyone who:
MosaLingua offers a number of features that make it an ideal choice for students who want to learn a language. These include:
Multiple curated resources
The MosaLearning® method is based on 5 sound cognitive science and psychology concepts and is a motivating optimized system for learning.
It’s clearly visible and consistent through the levels and strengthens your memory as you navigate throughout their platform.
MosaLingua’s eTuor, Aida, gives you 24/7 access to a personal language ‘tutor’. Aida continuously adjusts to your level and learns about your interests. You can use it for vocabulary and grammar practice, to simulate a conversation or even to prepare for a job interview. It will ask you questions you are likely to encounter and analyse your response.
And of course, all feedback is in real-time.
There is a web and app version so MosaLingua is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. So students can learn at their own pace and on their own schedule. Ability to connect to Native Speakers
The Hands-Free section enables you to listen to words being spoken by a native speaker.
This is how it worked for me:
You will see a word in English followed by the audio in English
You will then have 1-2 seconds to think about the Spanish translation
Once this time has passed, you will hear the word in Spanish followed by its written translation
This exercise is ongoing and you only need to press play once to enjoy 50 random flashcards available on your level.
You can connect to the team of teachers on MosaLingua who are very active on the blog and social networks. And you can chat with a teacher that can help you and support your entire learning.
MosaLingua also has a strong emphasis on native audio. This means that every word or phrase is correctly introduced to you via audio BEFORE you see it written out.
MosaLingua provides free access to a lot of curated materials to help immerse you in your target language.
These include books, stories, eBooks and audio books which are free to download.There are also lists of videos you can watch to improve your listening skills which come with transcripts.
Every video, including the music videos, comes with a full transcript underneath. The transcript automatically scrolls while the video plays, which helps you follow along more accurately.
These curated resources add a lot of value to a MosaLingua premium subscription.
Our evaluation system uses a range of criteria known to make language learning effective.
MosaLingua courses incorporate all the elements of effective language learning such as speaking, listening, grammar and reading. There is also an extensive selection of additional content such as audiobooks, videos, and even music. On top of this, MosaChat provides 24/7 access to an AI tutor which learns your interests and needs and provides instant feedback.
MosaLingua has some stand out features such as the ability to connect to native speakers, personalize your learning experience and benefit from access to a 24/7 virtual tutor via Mosa Chat
The price point for MosaLingua is very competitive with the premium subscription coming in at only $4.99 a month (billed annually). Plus there’s a wide range of different options catering for different needs and budgets.
Google Play Store 4.6 / 5 based on various reviews across different languages
“Excellent application using spaced repetition. I have tried several similar apps and this is among my favorite!” (Trustpilot review)
“I love MosaLingua! I like the control I have over what I learn, and the fact that I learn full sentences that I'll actually use - you don't have to understand how grammar works right away, and you can still communicate. It has really helped me on my trips to Spain. The timed review system really works, I never feel like I'm wasting time practicing flashcards I already know.” (Trustpilot review)
“The Hands-Free mode is AWESOME .. I can start my drive by turning on MosaLingua and it will randomly drill me on the words and phrases I’m learning. I’ll hear the word/phrase in English, and then have a second to say it in Spanish before I hear a native speaker say the sentence or word correctly.”
Overall, users seem to be very happy with the MosaLingua experience. They appreciate the MosaLearning® method and the other features, such as Hands-Free that MosaLingua has to offer.
There are lots of options online when it comes to learning a new language. Each of them comes with their own pros and cons. So, I’ll keep this short with a brief comparison of MosaLingua against three other leading online language learning providers:
In a word: yes.
MosaLingua is best suited for independent learners that like to learn at their own pace.
The platform and its content are continuously updated and the MosaLarning® system is backed by scientific research and the platform focuses on all the elements you need to master a language.
The Hands-Free element and the massive library of content make it worth the investment for me. And, of course, the introduction of MosaChat AI gives you 24/7 access to real-time feedback from a personal ‘tutor’ that constantly adjusts to your level and learns about your needs and interests.
And as mentioned, since there is a 15 day free trial of MosaLingua, as well as a refund policy, you have little to lose by trying it out.
As long as the language(s) you want to learn are offered by MosaLingua, why not give it a go and see how far you can get? Just remember to stick with it, be disciplined, and keep in mind why you want to learn a language in the first place!
Yes, MosaLingua’s method is based on scientific principles and is extremely effective. The resources are comprehensive, it’s good value for money and the MosaChat AI gives you 24/7 to a ‘tutor’ that continuously adapts to your needs and interests.
There are lots of subscription choices, the best value is the premium subscription of $59.90/year (which works out at $4.99/pm) - though large discounts are sometimes available.
MosaLingua uses a system called the MosaLearning® method based on 5 cognitive science and psychology concepts. It delivers lessons with flashcards, dialogues, audiobooks, hands-free options, MosaChatAI and other multiple resources.
MosaLingua supports 9 languages with Arabic and Korean coming soon: Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and English
MosaLingua offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. If you are dissaatisfied you need to fill out a form and send it to them for a refund.
There is a freemium ‘lite’ version of the app (mobile only) but to gain access to the features that make MosaLingua really effective you need a Premium membership.