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

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.

Examples of a particular word in use lessons

I am very pleased to announce a completely new type of lesson: examples of a particular word in use.

Perhaps the easiest way to understand this lesson is to look at a few examples:

Simpler, cleaner display during each quiz

The messages displayed during a quiz and displayed for the quiz results have been improved.

Sometimes, in order to improve something, you need to actually take things away, rather than add them.

Now 1800 French recordings! And growing at 400 per month!!

I am very pleased to report that the number of French recordings on Lingopolo has now gone over 1800. The other thing which I am excited about is that in the past 2 months alone, around 800 new recordings have been added!! This means that recordings are currently being added at the rate of 400 per month! This all adds up to a better language-learning experience for you: a wider vocabulary with more examples of each word being used. Happy Lingopolo French study!

Over 1000 French recordings!

I am very pleased to report that Lingopolo now already has over 1000 recordings! In fact, at the time of writing there are 1081 separate recordings (of which 733 are words and 339 are phrases).

The snapshot today is shown below, but at any time you can check the French Statistics page for the latest figures.

Learning words in order of frequency of use

From now on words on Lingopolo are introduced in order of frequency of use. What this means is that you will get asked to learn the words in the best possible order.

Doubled French recordings to over 600!

I am very pleased to say that the French section of Lingopolo is rapidly expanding. Already we have well over 600 recordings (665 at the time of writing). 

665 French recordings

This is already about double the figure of around 300 recordings on 2nd December 2013.

You can at any time check the latest figures at the French Statistics page.

New progress information: Knowledge score

I am pleased to announce the addition of new progress information: a knowledge score for each quiz (including a global knowledge score for the words or phrases quiz). the knowledge score gives an objective view of how you are doing on each test. The higher the knowledge score the better you are doing.

Knowledge score in lesson summary

Lingopolo hits 3000 Thai recordings!

I am very pleased to report that Lingopolo has now crossed the threshold of 3000 Thai recordings!

By the time you read this, the actual numbers will perhaps have moved on, but at the time of writing there are actually 3004 Thai recordings (3004 broken down as: 2031 Thai words, 969 Thai phrases and 22 Thai dialogues).

Lingopolo has succesfully moved home!

I am pleased to be able to tell you that Lingopolo has successfully moved home. Well, successfully moved to a new, and hopefully better web host.

I normally don't write in this blog about the behind-the-scenes technical side of Lingopolo, because I prefer to focus on the things which are new and on improved functionality or content. In this case I will make an exception, because it does have an important bearing on Lingopolo: the reliability of the website.