How to download 1000s of premium audio lessons for $1

Hello everyone, in this guide I’d like to show you how you can get a ton of premium language learning materials from Innovative Languages for just $1. Yes, you read that right. A single US Dollar can get you thousands of lessons – in 31 different languages!

Read on how to do this.

I discovered the offer when I recently signed up to HungarianPod101. When I was trying to sign up to a premium membership they offered me a huge welcoming package for just $1. This welcome package allowed me to download everything on the website. We’re talking hundreds and hundreds of lessons, audio files, transcripts and much more.

So today I’ll show you how you can do this as well.

The method also requires a payment card to pay the $1 with.

The offer is as far as I’m aware valid for all 34 languages offered by Innovative Languages. So chances are you should be able to find one you want to learn. Innovative is the company behind the Pod101 series and the Class101 series. Making high quality podcasts for a long time.

Let’s get started! This guide shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes to complete.

Note: While you can download everything for just $1, I strongly recommend supporting the company behind by upgrading to a proper paid membership if you found the materials useful.

Step 1 – Pick a language

List of languages:

 

 

Now you’ve picked a language (or several) let’s get you signed up to take advantage of this great offer. I’m signing up for SwedishPod101 to show you the process.

Step 2 – Sign up for a lifetime free basic account

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Step 3 – Choose whether you want to get the word of the day sent to your email

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Step 4 – Accept the insane welcome offer

The offer looks like this:

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Click the red button to get started

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Step 5 – Fill in your details and credit card information

Note: You will be charged $1 for this incredible package. If you cancel your membership before the 30 days are up, this is everything you pay!

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Step 6 – Activate your account in your email client

Before your account is active you need to activate it in the email client. Look for an email that looks a bit like this:

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Step 7 – Click the activate button within the email

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Optional Step: Download free product from Innovative Languages store

When you sign up to an account you can get a free product from the innovative language store. However, this isn’t that attractive as the products are simply made from content already found in the premium membership. Since this guide teaches you how to download everything, there isn’t much use in the products.

You can download them though if you prefer a very organised starting point, where you can follow their recommendations. Rather than downloading the entire library.

If you’re not interested in downloading a product, move on to the next step.

Go to the Innovative Language Store and pick a product:

http://store.innovativelanguage.com

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I’ve chosen the Swedish Level 1 Product

During the checkout process enter the coupon code you received after signing up to premium in the field. You will get 100% discount.

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Simply click the next step and download your free product.

Step 8 – You will be logged into your new account, click on Study Tools – My Feed in the top menu

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Step 9 – Choose everything you’re interested in downloading. I prefer audio content:

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Keep this page open, you’ll need this information in a second.

Step 10 – Download Juice Podcast Receiver

Go to: http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/ and download the appropriate version

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Step 11 – Install Juice

Simply follow the instructions to install the software.

Step 12 – Open and configure Juice

Click the green plus to add a new feed.

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Now we need the URL from step 7

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Add the URL and click “Authentication”

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Add your login details, which can be found in the welcome email. Click save.

Step 13 – Downloading all the content

If you have added the feed correctly Juice will populate the lower screen with all the content available to you. Simply tick the files you want to download. Unfortunately there is no easy or fast way to do this. Just tick off everything you want.

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When you’ve selected everything you want, hit the blue arrow up top “Check/Download selected feed”

The files should start downloading. You can go to the downloads tab to confirm:

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Step 14 – Enjoy your (almost) free premium content and have fun learning!

If you want to be sure not to renew your premium account at the normal price level, be sure to go to my account and disable auto-renewal. Otherwise you’ll be billed $25 per month.

However, I’d strong consider supporting Innovative Languages as they put out so much quality material and using this guide you just got enough language learning material to keep you entertained for a very long time. I did not cancel my Hungarian or my Russian subscription because I want to support the company.

I hope you enjoyed this guide. If you have any questions or comments below – fire away!

Here’s the list of languages again. Pick one and Go to step 2 above 🙂

List of Languages:

Disclaimer: I am an affiliate of Innovative Languages, meaning I get a small commission at no further cost to you, should you decide to join using my links above. I wholeheartedly believe this is among the best offers available to language learners and I use Pod101 myself every day to learn Hungarian.

  • Israel Lai

    Thanks for the great guide! I’ve always considered their content, but I’m not sure if it’s effective enough to be worth the time (and money) I put in, since I consider myself a pretty fast learner with my current materials. Have you done some sort of review of these? (Plus I heard the quality can differ greatly from language to language though…)

    • Hi Israel, I haven’t reviewed these in great detail (yet!) but I use HungarianPod almost daily to get listening practice and expand my vocabulary. In my opinion the quality so far has been great on Russian and Hungarian. Even if the quality wasn’t perfect you can still get thousands of audio lessons with this special offer, which is ridiculous value!

      Whether you like the content enough to put in substantial time I think is a personal matter. Some people respond better to audio content and some people don’t really enjoy it. I think you should just give it a try and look at the wealth of content they provide for each language. If you don’t like it, it would’ve cost you $1 🙂 Just be sure to cancel your membership in the account setting as soon as you sign up.

      • Israel Lai

        Good point. But one question: do you sign up separately for different languages, or you get the welcome offer only for your first language?

        • Yes, you have to sign up separately to each language and YES you can take advantage of the offer for all 31 languages if you want. Imagine having that language learning material collection for $31 🙂

          • Israel Lai

            Certainly doing it haha! I read again in detail and find it kinda funny that they call the $1 a ‘bandwidth fee’..anyway are you planning on doing anything with the Swedish collection, or is it just for demonstration? 😉

          • Watch this space 🙂

          • Israel Lai

            I finally did it! What a real chore clicking all the boxes – I kept reducing the items on the site. With such a vast internet you’d expect to find some program that fits this purpose (I did google a bit).
            Anyway if anyone happens to encounter errors (something about ‘file exists’ or ‘mkdir’) while downloading, look at the log, and manually create the folder it failed to create. That worked for me.

          • Thanks for the tip! When creating this guide i searched a LOT for anything that could help me tick all the boxes. I even tried alternative podcast downloaders, but this was the best one. Yes it takes some minutes to tick off everything, but once done you have materials enough to last you a loooong time.

          • Israel Lai

            I knew you would have before writing this 😉 I just wish there were at least keyboard controls so I don’t have to feel like playing a video game for kids. CLICK THEM! CLICK ALL THE BOXES!

  • Hi Chris! I am also subscribed to HungarianPod101. I only have the basic subscription so I can download the PDFs. So far, I am really loving the lessons. I use them together with my Glossika Hungarian.

    • Great combination, Cat! What got you into Hungarian?

      • Gergely Fülöp

        That’s what I’m eager to know too. It’s very good to see, that here are so much people want to learn our language. Our country is a very tiny country in the heart of Europe, but Budapest is the most beautiful city, I love live in here. I thought nobody wants to learn our language, because we are not that important, although we have a 1000 years history 🙂

        • Szia Gergely! Today, I spent maybe an hour looking at pictures of Budapest in winter, some tourist spots and getting information on travel itineraies and tickets!

          PS: Fülöp-szigeteken élek 😀

          • Gergely Fülöp

            I like Fülöp-szigetek. How funny that my surname is Fülöp too 🙂 Maybe my ancestors has some connection to Fülöp-szigetek I don’t know. I would like to go to the Philippines myself.

            Yes it’s my favourite season too. I think Budapest is most beautiful in winter. I have my computer in front of my window so I can see the city 🙂

      • I have a Hungarian friend who spoke basic English and when I heard his native language, I instantly loved how it sounded!

  • BTW, you are lucky to be living in Budapest! If all goes well, I hope I can go to Budapest on a holiday in December.

  • Sam A.

    Thanks for the info! I picked up Korean.

  • Gergely Fülöp

    Hello everyone, I’m a hungarian guy, born and live in Budapest. I started learning japanese 3 month ago in a language school here. Can somebody tried the JapanesePod101? Is it good for fasten my learning up a bit?

    • Szia Gergely! Japanesepod101 is a great way to accelerate your learning. Remember if you sign up and don’t like it you only pay $1 for the first month. Just give it a try, and if you don’t like it just be sure to cancel your membership before 30 days are up. I’m sure you’ll love it though! Köszönöm!

  • Bea

    Thanks a lot for the info! I’ll use it to dabble a little bit into Greek 🙂

  • Great post Chris! I noticed the same offer a couple of months back and I used it for French. I’ve just signed up for the Russian version recently but I didn’t know about Podcast Juice so I’ll have to check that part out. Thanks for sharing!