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Entrepreneur Launches Vocabulary-Driven Learning Program, "LanguageTutor"(November 08, 2010)
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/10 -- LanguageTutor, a highly flexible foreign language program, was launched today by moreVocabulary, LLC. The application concentrates on real-life vocabulary organized in more than 50 lessons and focuses on difficult words until the student is familiar with them.
LanguageTutor is available in three combinations (English/Spanish, French/English and Spanish/French) and provides nearly 10,000 words and short expressions in multiple contexts. The interactive program utilizes spaced repetition, a learning technique that takes advantage of the brain's ability to remember facts better when they are repeatedly presented in intervals.
"Once you come to grip with the fundamentals of a language (pronunciation, orthography and basic grammar), you can concentrate on learning vocabulary," said Simon Ager at Omniglot.com. "This is probably the most important and time-consuming part of learning a language."
"Just watch a movie or try to follow a conversation in a foreign language, and you realize how much you don't understand because of all the words you miss," points out Paul Patruno, founder of moreVocabulary, LLC.
Each lesson uses a self-assessing quiz-based format that identifies difficult words and ensures students know how to use their new vocabulary properly. LanguageTutor also includes two databases that enable learners to practice theme translation (productive learning) or version translation (receptive learning).
"Language Tutor is the most clean-cut vocabulary tool. By focusing on just building vocabulary, this software stands out because it serves this purpose extremely well," raves a recent user review on CNET's Download.com.
Other special features that distinguish LanguageTutor include:
- Up to four correct synonyms for each question
- Two levels of difficulty per lesson
- Support for up to three users
- Visual and audio aids to track progress
- Integrated feedback, FAQ and help resources
- A simple and efficient user interface
LanguageTutor is available at $29.99 for a limited time and works on an Internet-connected computer using Windows, Mac OS, or Linux. The software has been developed with Adobe Flex open source framework by Camron Rushin and is packaged as an Adobe AIR application. LanguageTutor is available for download from the moreVocabulary website and from more than 40 download websites in Europe and in the United States.
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