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Average Level and Words Mastered now displayed on home page

Submitted by Hugh on 28 January 2015

A recent change on the home page is to add the Average Level and the Words Mastered to the home page display.

Previously the home page displayed just the Words Known as follows. The problem with this however is that it gives no indication of whether the words are well known (i.e. have a level approaching 10), or are only very slightly known (i.e. have an average level nearer to 1).

Words Known old

High scores now displayed at the end of quizzes

Submitted by Hugh on 22 January 2015

I'm very pleased to announce the display of the high scores for the lesson and for all the Thai words at the end of a quiz.

The image below gives an example. In this there is a new high score of 4.2 mastered words for the lesson (for example the lesson of Verbs, or the lesson on Animals). There is also a high score of 23.9 mastered Thai words; this shows the level of mastery of all the Thai words in the system.

Simplified quiz answer format

Submitted by Hugh on 10 January 2015

The way quiz answers are displayed has been improved by the removal of the Thai script.

This may seem strange that removing something can improve it, but the reason I think it improves things is that, unless doing the quiz for reading or writing, the emphasis should be on listening. Therefore, the student should be listening very carefully to the audio and not trying to read the Thai text.

Below is an example of the new, simplified, quiz answer format.

New "Lesson Quiz" tab

Submitted by Hugh on 10 September 2014

I am pleased to announce the addition of a dedicated "Lesson Quiz" tab for lessons:

Lesson Quiz tab

I think this is a lot clearer to have on its own tab.

This also simplifies the "Lesson Summary" tab which has had the "Lesson Quiz" content removed:

Lesson Summary

Lingopolo Dutch is born

Submitted by Hugh on 23 August 2014

I am very pleased to announce the addition of Dutch to the Lingopolo family, joining its Thai and French siblings!

In fact the Dutch site is currently very small compared to the other Lingopolo sites. Here is a list of how many recordings each site has (the numbers are accurate at the moment of writing and will likely have changed by the time you look):

Prerequisite checking - making sure you know what you need to know

Submitted by Hugh on 21 August 2014

I'm very pleased to introduce prerequisite checking, a way to make sure you know what you need to know, when you need to know it.

What this means is that Lingopolo will keep an eye on what words you already know (or, rather, what words you don't yet know), and will make sure they are revised before it lets you go further.