Two years ago, I set out to make ideal language teaching tool. Anyone who has learnt a language knows that media content in the language you are learning is an essential ingredient in learning a language. With this as the basis, I made an app that uses stories as the centre piece of its teaching. The app is called Cascade Spanish and it teaches Spanish using Spanish stories (literally). The stories are designed to teach you Spanish from you just reading and listening to them without using a dictionary or flashcard. For more information, see
I work at Pandanese (just know I am biased but honest ) and would like to introduce our app to Linguaholic community. Hope it will be useful for some of you who learn Chinese.
So, Pandanese is a web application focused on teaching the Simplified Chinese vocabulary. It's way more common in the world both offline and online (except in Taiwan, Macau, and Hong-Kong).
It uses Space Repetition System (check out Anki) to learn and review in set intervals to match the mind's natural processing speed of building memories. See pic below.
We use spaced repetition with our first intervals at 4 hours after learning and 8 hours after your first correct review. All in all, it takes 9 reviews (SRS-levels) to memorize the item.
Pandanese teaches from the very basic -- from radicals through characters to vocabulary. It goes without saying
Our app uses mnemonic sentences to help memorize the meaning and pronunciation. It's proven to aid with memorization too.
I know that some of you are still locked down, and perhaps it's is the perfect time to learn or review some Chinese characters and words. Everybody is welcome onboard!
Note that the Pandanese lessons start from the very basic -- the simplest radicals, characters and words. See Lesson 1 structure.
So if you are at the intermediate or advanced level, I would recomment to start from later lessons or choose higher learning speed.
We are a really small team who work part-time. So, I'm sure it's not perfect but we're doing our best, and your feedback will be really appreciated.
By Emma Dupont
I had been wanting to learn Spanish for the longest time. It wasn’t offered in my high school. I went to college in Texas and they only had online Spanish classes. I decided to do some research online and I came across this amazing program called “Synergy Spanish”. I decided to gave it a shot and I got a program I could follow with audio lessons etc. It is the best investment I made learning a new language and 100% recommend this.
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In this topic, I will shorten for you some information about Spanish, some of the methods used by language students that will help you to start your learning process and the best resources to begin