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Lingopolo now mobile friendly

I am pleased to announce that Lingopolo is now mobile friendly.

In the not so distant past, if you tried to use Lingopolo on a mobile device, this is what it would look like:

iphone 4 view originally

Yes, it was microscopically tiny text.

Lessons now display words and phrases separately

I am pleased to announce that lessons now display separately the words and phrases in a lesson:

Lesson words and phrases displayed

For comparison, the old style showed all the words and phrases bundled up together:

Lesson words and phrases old style

Now over 4000 Thai recordings!

I am pleased to announce that we now have over 4000 Thai recordings!

The current total can always be checked at the Thai Statistics page, but at the time of writing the situation is as follows:

Thai Statistics

New and radically improved algorithm for word and phrase teaching order

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.

"Learn" button now available for phrases and dialogues!

I am extremely pleased to announce that the "Learn" button is now available for phrases and dialogues!

"A bamboo raft is very strong" showing the Learn button

Multi-choice answers now all match correct answer length

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!

Lingopolo French now has over 4000 recordings!

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.

French statistics showing 4017 recordings

Learn! Learn! Learn!

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.

"Understand spoken Thai" tag line

I have changed the Lingopolo tagline to "Understand spoken Thai":

 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:

Improved "quiz results" page

I'm very pleased to announce the addition of an improved "quiz results" page.

There are two very helpful additions:

  1. the "Recording" column. With this, you can of course listen again to the word(s) you got wrong.
  2. 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.

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