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Sefrah98

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About Sefrah98

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    Language Newbie

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  • Currently studying
    Korean, Japanese, Chinese, German, Russian
  • Native tongue
    English
  • Fluent in
    English
  1. Exactly! Even the people whose native language is not English can learn a new language in their first language, which is another reason this program is so great!
  2. Oh no! Try typing Pronunciator in google it should come up. If it doesn't then I don't know what else to tell you.
  3. If you guys didn't know already, the creation of courses is completely dependent on volunteers. You can find out which courses are being created and what stage they are in at the Duolingo Incubator. The last time I checked, no one was working on Japanese, and I'm currently waiting for Klingon and Russian to reach the Beta phase. I hope this helps, but just know that not all of the courses are created by the developers; volunteers are signed on to create new courses.
  4. Hello, guys! This is my first post, but I know a really good place to help with your language learning! It's called Pronunciator; it is a website and an app (I prefer the website more, but I use both). The program features 80 different languages you can learn. It is a completely free site but only if you are a student and your school supports the program (like my school) or you are a member of your local library and they support it, which they most likely do. If you are not a student or do not have a library membership you will have to pay. I am learning Korean through this site, and it is really helpful for learning vocabulary and useful phrases, but the downside is the romanization is TERRIBLE. If you are learning Korean like me, I recommend you use this site only if you already mastered the Korean alphabet and can read it. I was lucky because I could already do this going into the program. I know that German and Chinese is ok with this aspect, but I can't speak for other languages and how well the romanization is for them. Some of the features pronunciator offers are progress tracking, quizzes on different skill sets, ProRadio, ProFlix and flashcards, The progress tracker will show you how far you've gotten in a lesson with an average of the grades you've made on assignments. The quizzes are made to test you on vocabulary, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, spelling, writing, and pronunciation. With the pronunciation quizzes you speak into a speaker (on your phone, tablet, or computer) and it will tell you how well you pronounced it and give you a percentage grade on each set you pronounce. ProRadio is kind of like Pandora but it gives you songs in the language you're learning with the lyrics on the right side of you screen. ProFlix is the same type of deal. It gives you a movie to watch, but it also includes quizzes and drills. The flashcards help you to learn by letting you rate how well you the word or phrase with 4 choices. How you rate yourself lets Pronunciator know how long to bring the vocabulary up again. For tonal languages such as Chinese there is Pitch Perfect which compares the tones to musical notes and then compares your pronunciation to native speakers. I hope this helps! Let me know what you think of the program. To sign up using a school or library account go to their database and search for it and it will let you sign up. If you would like to take a look at it here is the link. http://www.pronunciator.com/
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