I'm very pleased to announce a new and radically improved algorithm for word and phrase teaching order. The technical details will get a bit, well, technical, but the basic message is simple: Lingopolo will now teach you the Thai words and phrases in a much more optimal order.
I am extremely pleased to announce that the "Learn" button is now available for phrases and dialogues!
I have tweeked Lingopolo so that now multi-choice possible answers are all same length. Previously there was the rather silly situation that the correct answer might be a single word, and yet the possible answers might include an extremely long phrase. No more! Now, if the answer is one word, the possible answers will all be one word. If the correct answer has, say three words, then all the answers suggested will contain three words. This means that the multi-choice experience is a lot more sensible. And a little bit trickier!
I am pleased to announce that Lingopolo French now has over 4000 recordings!
Below is a screenshot taken at the time of writing, but do check out the French Statistics page for the most recent values.
The "Learn" button for individual words is now available everywhere!
As well as on the page for individual words and next to the words in the literal breakdown (see my blog post "The new Learn button for words"), you will now find the Learn button next to the words in the Dictionary, next to words in the recent additions list and next to the words in each lesson.
I have changed the Lingopolo tagline to "Understand spoken Thai":
This is simpler than the old tagline (which was "Learn Thai through listening-based learning"), and it also focuses more on the Lingopolo benefit that you learn to understand spoken Thai, rather than on the method, that it is through listening-based learning.
The old header was as follows:
I'm very pleased to announce the addition of an improved "quiz results" page.
There are two very helpful additions:
- the "Recording" column. With this, you can of course listen again to the word(s) you got wrong.
- the "Learn" button, where available. Not every word or phrase currently has a "Learn" button, but many do. Where this exists, it will take you directly to a lesson to learn the word in context.
I hope these little additions help you to focus on the words you are currently struggling with.
I'm extremely pleased to announce the launch of the "Learn" button. This is a wonderful addition (I think), which allows you to go directly into the in context lesson to learn a particular word. If you don't know what an in context lesson is, then have a look at my recent blog post about the new in context lessons.
I am pleased to announce the introduction of a new type of lesson called the "in context" lesson. Basically the "In context" lesson will teach you:
- the single word (e.g. "dog")
- all of the examples which use that word (e.g. "the dog and the elephant")
- all of the vocabulary you need to understand the example sentences (e.g. "and", "elephant")
This is wonderful, because it enables you to effectively practise a single word.