Multi-choice questions now show your wrong answer

Previously, if you were answering a multi-choice question, and got the answer wrong, Lingopolo only showed you the correct answer:

Wrong answer originally

Now, Lingopolo will remind you which answer you wrongly selected:

Wrong answer new

It's only a small change, but a little bit more user-friendly.

Average Level and Words Mastered now displayed on home page

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

New lessons for the "Top 10 prepositions"

Update 1 May 2017:  Since this blog post was written, prepositions are now reorganised in groups of 10 words and can be found at Prepositions Courses

I'm pleased to announce the addition of 2 new lessons:

High scores now displayed at the end of quizzes

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.

"Welcome to Lingopolo Thai" video

You might well have noticed that on the home page when you are not logged in the following video:

It's not quite Hollywood, but I think it makes a nice addition.

Simplified quiz answer format

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.

Another 1000 recordings added! Now over 2800 recordings!

Since my blog post in May celebrating 1800 recordings, I'm pleased to say we've added over 1000 new recordings and have now well over 2800!

French Statistics

The actual current value you can always see at the French Statistics page.

Simplified end of quiz

I have hugely simplified the display of the results at the end of taking a quiz. Here is the new look:

Animals quiz results new

And here is how it used to look:

Animals quiz results original

New "Lesson Quiz" tab

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

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):