I am pleased to announce that Lingopolo is now opening up all the recordings to make them free to share and build upon.
Now you are free to:
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
This follows on from the fact that now Lingopolo becomes 100% free.
I am excited and extremely pleased to announce that, as of today, Lingopolo becomes 100% free.
Previously there had been a monthly or annual membership subscription if you wanted to use Lingopolo. But no more; it is now 100% free.
Why? How, then, is Lingopolo going to make money?
A little bit of history
For the why, let me first explain a little bit of history and my original plans.
One of the latest features in Lingopolo is course timers and locks. The problem previously is that you would be faced with lots of courses, some of which you might have studied a bit, and some not, and you never quite knew where you should be studying next.
The introduction of course timers and locks will show you exactly where you should study.
The initial state for each set of courses is for the first course to be unlocked and the others to be locked:
A little enhancement just added: the Mastery Scores (High Scores) bar at the top of the screen will now stay visible at all times (on a full-size screen) when you scroll up and down. This will make it easier for you to keep an eye on how you're doing:
I am pleased to announce that the Lingopolo courses have now been broken up into lessons of 10 words each. This will make it much easier for you to learn the language in bite-sized chunks without getting overwhelmed by the huge number of words in any given course.
For example, the Animals Courses page now looks as follows:
I am delighted to be able to present to you a beautiful new course page design.
Here are all the things to look out for:
I am pleased to announce improved course layout pages. For example, the Themed Thai Courses now look as follows:
Basically the idea is to display a lot more courses at a glance. This will make it easier to select the course you want without having to scroll and scroll.
For comparison, here is the old layout:
One of the small but powerful changes recently has been the addition of your Mastery Scores and your High Scores at the top of the page whenever you are logged in.
This is a very useful addition to help keep you motivated to improve.
It will show your overall score for Thai, and then that value broken down into the your mastery of words and of phrases. Finally, if you are within a lesson, it will show you what your mastery of that lesson is.
Can you beat your high score?