(Fwd) Website to practice foreign language vocabulary.

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Mon Feb 18 18:08:58 UTC 2002

Dear Uralists,

forwarded from the LCTL list (see below), first announcement of an interesting website. Why not start creating FU language drill lists? (Just tried it myself. Remembering my depressing school days in the dismal behaviourist atmosphere of the 1970s - remember the English textbook with those revolting words on the back cover: "The vocabulary is compact and continuously repeated" ? - I thought I would hate learning words through drill, but the first time at least was fun!)

(And then, the obligatory killjoy question that somebody, sooner or later, will ask Jeff Burton: Who is going to supervise the quality of the word lists provided?)

johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at


Jeff Burton <jeff at burtonia.com> wrote:

> I have developed a free website where people can practice foreign language
> vocabulary.  Right now, it is geared toward English speakers and only has
> words for French, German, and Spanish, but there is no reason why that can't
> change.
> It keeps track of what the learner has done and tailors the drills
> accordingly.  You can also setup custom lists of words to drill for yourself
> or others (great way for teachers to make it easy for students to practice a
> set of words for a chapter or unit).
> I am looking for help in putting up other languages.  All I need are lists
> of words and their translations.  The site can use any language, and one of
> the language pairs does not have to be English.
> The url is http://www.youknowthedrill.com.  If anyone has any suggestions or
> comments, I would appreicate it.  Since I do not monitor this list closely,
> please contact me directly.
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