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Simplified quiz answer format

Submitted by Hugh on 10 January 2015

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.

New "Lesson Quiz" tab

Submitted by Hugh on 10 September 2014

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

Submitted by Hugh on 23 August 2014

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

Submitted by Hugh on 21 August 2014

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.

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

Submitted by Hugh on 31 May 2014

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!