How does it work?

Learn 1000's of words in 14 languages including French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Korean, German, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Indonesian, Hebrew, Greek, Russian, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese.

Each language includes 1000s of words organised by topic, And each and every word with native speaker audio.

Start by reviewing the words in groups of ten (the learning list). Then jump into the exercises - multiple choice, spelling and listening. Get one answer wring and you have to redo all the exercises for that word - reenforcing the words that words that need most attention.

The Learning List: The words are learned based on a Learning List. The Learning List contains a subset of all the words in the WordFile – 10 words by default (although this can be changed by users). The Learning List allows users to concentrate learning a small group of words at any one time. Once a word is learned (by reviewing the Learning List and completing the Exercises) it is removed from the Learning List and is replaced by another, as yet unlearned word from the WordFile. This continues until the whole WordFile is learned.

Exercises: Words in the learning list should first be Reviewed using the “Review Learning List” option. Then users can move to the Exercises which include the Meaning Exercise, the Word Exercise, the Spelling Exercise and the Listening Exercise. Once all the exercises have been correctly completed, the word is marked as complete, removed from the Learning List and replaced by a new word. However, if the user gets one answer wrong in any of the exercises, then all the exercises must be completed again for that one word. This ensures comprehensive learning and retention.

Managing the Learning List: After a new WordFile is loaded the Learning List size is automatically set to 10. The number of words in the Learning List can be set by adding or removing words to the Learning List in the “Review Words” feature. In the “Task” menu select “All Words in WordFile” and then return to the main page. The select “Review All WordFile Words”. As you progress through the words in the WordFile words can be added to and dropped from the Learning List using the “Add to Learning List” / “Drop from Learning List” button.

The 14 Languages

Brazilian Portuguese language

Brazilian Portuguese
(português do Brasil or português brasileiro) is a dialects of the Portuguese language used mostly in Brazil. It is spoken by almost all of the 200 million inhabitants of Brazil and spoken widely across the Brazilian diaspora of around 2 million people. Brazilian Portuguese differs from the language spoken in Portugal but despite these differences the two languages differ little in formal writing and remain mutually intelligible.

Madarin Chinese using simplified characters

Chinese
(普通话/Pǔtōnghuà) is a standardized form of spoken Chinese based on the Beijing dialect of Mandarin. It is an official language of China, similar to one of the national languages of Taiwan (Taiwanese Mandarin) and one of the four official languages of Singapore. It is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. The written form of the standard language (中文, Zhōngwén), based on the logograms known as Chinese characters (汉字/漢字, Hànzì), is shared by literate speakers of otherwise unintelligible dialects.

Chinese language

Chinese
using the traditional characters. Traditional Chinese characters are used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as in overseas Chinese communities outside Southeast Asia. In contrast, Simplified Chinese characters are used in Mainland China, Malaysia and Singapore in official publications.

French language

French
is an official language in 29 countries and is estimated to have about 76 million native speakers, about 235 million fluent speakers who use it daily and another 100 million who speak it as a second language. French is one of the six official languages used in the United Nations.

Chinese using traditional characters

German
(Deutsch) is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol in Italy, the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein. German is a native language to almost 100 million people worldwide and the most widely spoken native language in the European Union.

Greek language

Modern Greek
(Ελληνικά) is the native language of Greece. It's roots are Ancient Greek and as such the language has a 3,500 years of written records. Today it has around 14 million native speakers.

Hebrew language

Hebrew
is spoken by around 5 million people worldwide. Historically, it is regarded as the language of the Israelites and their ancestors. It ceased to be an everyday spoken language somewhere between 200 and 400 CE but was revived and is now the official language of the State of Israel.

Italian language

Italian
is the official language in Italy, San Marino, Vatican City and one of four in Switzerland. It is the second most widely spoken native language in the European Union with 67 million speakers. Italian is the closest modern language to Latin.

Japanese language

Japanese
spoken by about 130 million people. A large portion of its vocabulary is borrowed from Chinese. as is one of its written scripts, kanji.

Korean language

Korean
is spoken by about 77 million people. In the 15th century, King Sejong developed it's ingenious alphabetic writing system known today as Hangul.

Portuguese language

Portuguese
is spoken by about 220 million native speakers and is the sixth most natively spoken language in the world. A Portuguese-speaking person is called a "Lusophone".

Russian language

Russian
(русский язык) is the largest native language in Europewith with over 258 million total speakers worldwide. It is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Russian is also the second-most widespread language on the Internet, after English. It was the first language to be spoken in space.

Spanish language

Spanish
has more than 483 million native speakers worldwide and is world's fourth-most spoken language. Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Spanish is the official, or national language of 20 countries incliding of course Spain.

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