Language 101

Today we have a guest post by David, a developer of Language 101.

Language 101 is a mostly free language learning software website that takes the proven principle of spaced repetition and makes it easy to use.

For example, if you wanted to learn French you could be studying beginner’s French phrases in a few seconds by clicking on the big “Try It” button.

After you click on the “Try It” button you will see a screen that has both a good translation and a literal word by word translation. The literal translation won’t always make sense. There also is a blank line with one underscore for every letter of the foreign phrase.

If you know the phrase, try to say it. If the phrase is new to you, you can play the audio very slowly, or click on another button to play the audio at normal speed and display the foreign language text.

After you have tried to say the phrase out loud, and played the answer, it’s time to grade yourself based on how well you said the phrase before you played the answer.

The five grading buttons range from “Beginner or Totally Forgot” to “Right I Know This Well”.

Try to take 15 seconds or less to do a screen, because it’s easy to forget the first item while you are studying the second one.

We think that if language learning is boring, it means you are doing something wrong, so we made movie lessons, song lessons, and of course we have a lot of custom made lessons too.

We want to take the best of every culture and turn it into a language lesson.

Right now there are a lot of lessons in Spanish, French, Russian and German with a few lessons in Danish and Irish.

Come give it a try and see if it works for you.

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One Response to Language 101

  1. Anon says:

    Could someone please help me out?

    Do you know what language this is?

    -lokh saroya vwelt pis na vitanne, lokh e savnekh (apparently this sentence means something rude, So I’m sorry if it offends)

    -Senay hahanto mesanto masono