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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):

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.

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