I am pleased to announce the addition of a new "Summary" section to each word, phrase or dialogue. This presents, what I think to be, a beautiful summary of what the recording is all about. Strictly speaking it doesn't add any information which isn't already available on the page (with the tiny exception of actually stating how many parts the literal breakdown contains); the page already contains the English, the Thai, and the Literal Breakdown. However, it does add a subtle but important usability aspect to the pages.
I have replaced the original recordings player, which used to look as follows:
with the following design:
What's changed and why? Firstly, what's changed: basically all the buttons and controls which in the context of learning a language had no real value have been removed, and the overall size of the player has been reduced. Specifically
I am pleased to announce the addition of "Alternative meanings (Homophones)" and "See also" links. What on earth am I talking about? Indeed. Let me give a few examples, and hopefully it'll become clearer.
There are some changes to Lingopolo that make me really very excited; this one here is one of those.
I am pleased to say that Lingopolo now has over 1000 Thai words! You can see the exact number by looking at the Thai words lesson. This doesn't even include the Thai phrases, of which there are already hundreds. I try and add a few new Thai words or phrases every day (as you can see from checking the recent additions page). If you have any Thai words which you would like me to add, do let me know. I'm off now to add another few words...
Firstly, of course, we have the Thai word for kitchen.
I am very pleased to announce the addition of a "Lesson Progress" tab for each lesson. This shows exactly which words are at each level of progress.
Now, whenever you are doing a quiz and see a Thai word for the first time, it gets announced as shown below. Before, when doing a quiz, you could get tossed a new Thai word and not know whether or not it was new, or whether it was just something which you had forgotten. This was not very satisfying. Now, with the new system, whenever you are shown a new word, it is made absolutely clear that the word really is new.