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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.

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.


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