A very poorly implemented assignment hub that refuses to load and has very poor assignment grouping.
Review by CustomerIain2 months ago
I am 7th grade. I do not deserve to do these complicated classes meant for people with 1000 IQ
DO NOT GET THIS, TEACHERS!!! FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR STUDENTS
Review by Sikharesh3 months ago
This is easily the worst company I have ever had the displeasure of using. Their material is nothing less than garbage. As every other review on here states, stay away from this if at all possible. The formatting is the worst of any online class I have ever taken, and the interface is confusing to say the least.
Review by Bright4 months ago
What is this????? I don't understand the questions, they are INCREDIBLY specific. I know this for a fact because I am a student of a teacher who uses this. Do not use it unless you want to feel like going to the top of your house, slamming your head on the top of your roof then to the ceiling of the room, then in the floor, then all the way to the center of the earth and burning yourself alive.
Review by Furaha5 months ago
some of the assignments have been so confusing the entire class has failed them. In some they don't specify things like gender/number of people, all important things. Even fluent speakers have had trouble with this damn site. Not to mention it doesn't tell you what you did wrong. The videos are also painful to watch, and that's without the buffering. and the textbook. Hell. Be prepared to spend a lot of time googling because their grammar explanations aren't nearly detailed enough. This waste of money doesn't even let you go back to retry last semesters lessons, so after this semester I will have spent 200 for a book an access code that doesn't do $#*!. This company is enough to make me stop learning a language. It actually did for a few years, until I transferred schools to one that doesn't use this complete and utter crap. It makes me want to pull my hair out.
Review by Sanumol5 months ago
This site is so terrible.It constantly erases your answers. You have to do your assignments multiple times to count. The answers are extremely specific and full of errors. It automatically capitalizes every word and marks you off for it. It makes you log in continually at random times.
Review by Caeey Asili5 months ago
Wicked expensive for no good reason, if I ever met the guy that made it I would put my $#*!ing thumbs in his eyes
Review by Sawdust5 months ago
so glad I spent almost 300 dollars for a textbook of incoherent doodles and an access code for a website that's complete horse sh*t. I'm stuck on the first "activity" trying to answer questions in a foreign language using words I HAVENT LEARNED YET????? Wtf even is this???
Review by Dystrom5 months ago
I $#*!ing hate this company. Their assignments are bull$#*! and the are overpriced. They need to go. Do not use them.
Review by Brownwell Yertek6 months ago
THe assignments are crap and the answers are too specific. I never have learned anything from usig this website. Stay way at all costs! VHL is a piece of $#*!
Review by Unfortunately6 months ago
I $#*!ing hate VHL. I would rate 0 if I could. You should use the quizlet set. It has the answers. People who work at VHL please delete.
Review by Momue6 months ago
This website is terrible I wouldn't even give it one star. The questions are subjective and then have a right answer. It'll show you a photo of two people drinking coffee outside of a cafe (no books in sight), and the correct answer is that they're both students. Adds in vocabulary words that weren't in the textbook, and half the time you have to submit your answers twice. I hate that I spent money on this and any teacher who uses it clearly didn't research it first.
Review by Harnake6 months ago
Welp. D-U-M-B, would rate a 0. the french textbook puts in lots of stupid words you don't know, and expects you to know how to order the phrases to get the damned answer. Like how to confuse people more than the language already does is to make the site even worse than the language! The language typeing parts are the worst! and the only half decent parts are the multiple choice parts where the parts are already typed out for you. in short: don't use this damn site unless you need to.
Review by Leetric Diesselberg7 months ago
f you are looking for a company whose representatives will treat you like garbage once they have your money then look no further because vhlcentral is the right program for you!
Review by Kleopatra7 months ago
My school uses this, and it is very good
Review by Shazany7 months ago
I had to buy Portales 1 and 2 for my college Spanish classes. Both access codes were priced north of $200. Other Spanish learning applications are much cheaper; their price gouging works because VHL likely forces professors to pay little to nothing, allowing all of the financial burden to be shifted to the students who obviously have no choice. I also do not know of any other language-learning platforms that share their features compete against them. Additionally, the lessons and activities are sometimes hard to understand and don't actually improve Spanish fluency--only immersion and interactive learning can do that.
Review by Raseed8 months ago
This program is just busy work to make it cheaper and easier to teach a new language but it does a horrible job at it. I spend way too many hours of my life trying to complete these incoherent activities.
Review by Wiqa Nellen8 months ago
This is NOT a program for learning! Instructions are in the language you don't know, no explanations or instructions when you get answers incorrect, and after the allotted number of tries you get the answer wrong.
Total scam! My money would have been better spent on Rosetta Stone, or drugs than this program. After I pass this class (because that's all I actually care about) I'll get Rosetta Stone and actually learn Spanish.
Thank you for reinforcing the voices that echo the scam college has become.
Review by Sherap Purtokas8 months ago
I use this site for my Spanish class and it is so annoyingly picky with how it wants questions answered. I wish I could give it zero stars. Often I have to think about my answers. I also have to do other things alongside it such as research. The result of that is that it gets too impatient after a long period of inactivity, getting me annoyed at it for the whole time I'm on. Sometimes it's unclear of what they want from me and others whenever we give an answer to a question because everything will look right from the spelling to the grammar as well and then we realize that we got the question wrong. LIKE WHAT DID YOU EVEN WANT?!?!?! WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR UGH!!!!!!!! Sometimes instructions are unclear and I swear this website is too precise with what it wants it's $#*!ing annoying. Seriously though, if you can avoid this website at all costs, please do. It's not worth the time and money to deal with the annoyances it carries.
Review by Slurricane Derrow9 months ago
My Spanish 3 teacher uses this program, presumably to avoid doing her job since she's always been useless in teaching the class anything. Definitely the worst teacher I've ever had as far as being useful and actually teaching. Now let's get to VHL. This is quite honestly the worst thing I've ever done. I took a full length AP World History exam in May and I'd rather do that again than one lesson on this website. If I could give it 0 stars I would. There is not a single redeeming quality. Not one. I have had a 98% or higher in Spanish all 3 years and I can't get over a 60% on most of these lessons. For one, the sections that analyze speaking? Let me start by saying they shouldn't exist. A computer cannot accurately analyze a voice in an educational and graded setting. Another issue, it did not request access to my microphone on Firefox, Chrome, Edge, IE 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Mac OS X Yosemite or macOS Mojave. Not one. So since it couldn't even access a microphone, I got no credit on those sections. No credit because the website can't even look for a mic. Okay, now let's get to fill in the blank. The section I'm referencing is conjugation. I spent 3 hours on this, used my brain, SpanishDict, Google Translate, Microsoft translators and everything in between, probably tried 30 conjugations for each one, I got 2 / 10 correct. I gave up and brought in a native Spanish speaker with a biotech degree from UC San Diego. Spanish is his first language. He knows pretty much everything there is to know about the language. Okay, a high school Spanish lesson for a bunch of people just trying to get through the class so they can get to college and forget everything, piece of cake right? He could only get one more correct. If that isn't BS then idk what is. Nothing will ever go below the level of garbage that exists in every part of this program. Do not spend a single cent on this program. Don't even think about it. If your teacher assigns homework on this site, I recommend you take immediate action and move to a different school district because the class that has never been a problem before will suddenly ruin your 4.0 GPA. For the love of god stay away. Nothing in public or private education gets worse than this. I'm genuinely considering making a change.org petition to eradicate this from the Spanish 3 curriculum.
Review by Harapan Halmai10 months ago
When purchasing a book or code through the site, be extremely careful. The site did not give me the option to look up the correct book for my class until after I purchased a very expensive online code. I ended up paying $75 extra for the book because of a horrible designed website with little to no direction. After talking to a very nice woman in customer service, I STILL was not able to get my money back to buy the correct book. I do not recommend using this site for buying books or codes, you're safer using an outside site.
Review by Teyub11 months ago
I'm not a slouch and I may end up failing this class destroying my present 4.0 . horrible!!the first lesson was okay but the second lesson has you spending hours upon hours trying to understand videos with words you haven't mastered yet and some you haven't even learned yet so you can write answers to questions in Spanish you don't know yet. I'm kind sad about it because I really wanted to learn Spanish. I've never felt so discouraged by a class in my life. Somehow you're expected to understand the dialect by week three and by some miracle translate a language you haven't learned. No partial points for missed accent marks or slight mispelling. That's the problem with computers. No teacher and its totally teaching yourself. Hating this class and no free time left for other classes. Avoid at all costs!!!
Review by EliseJ11 months ago
I have to use this site for college Spanish and its horrible. The questions make no sense at all, sometimes my HISPANIC FRIENDS don't even understand what it wants. Also the book barely teaches anything either and is even more confusing. I know several free sites that are way better than this. This website pisses me off even more when theres only "one attempt" for an activity that I completely fail due to the directions making no sense. I usually fail all the lessons the first time because I don't know what it wants and it takes 20 tries to get it right.
Review by Wmcadams1 year ago
Extremely frustrating to deal with, considering you get no credit for simple mistakes like incorrect name spelling. Text is always unrelated and there have been many times when submitting an assignment erases EVERYTHING. Stay away if you can.
Review by Yeosh Kenyonpoet1 year ago
The rage. All teh rage. There are no directions, no guidance, no "this is how you navigate this flaming dumpster fire of completely random and pointless assignments" map. The text is the opposite of helpful as it lacks introduction, structure, and is basically a paper version of the online course. VHL makes Pearson look like God's gift to students. Aside. The professor is excellent and the Blackboard shell is excellent. I would do better squinting at a textbook and having a conversation in person. Heck, Duo has provided a greater grasp of the language. Seriously, VHL is the worst. I'm less than two weeks into the course and I've ragequit more times than I haven't.