It’s called ‘My Words’ and allows students to create their own personalised dictionaries in any of about 20 languages. For each word students can add the following:
- translations in one or two languages;
- a definition/example sentence;
- a category (self-defined, so it could be e.g. furniture/food or week one/two or…);
- the part of speech;
- the pronunciation, recorded from anywhere, for example their teacher or an online dictionary, or even a film;
- a photo, taken themselves.
Later, they can search for the words in a variety of ways, including by definition. This means that if they remember the definition but not the word, they can still find the word.
To delete a word, you need to click ‘list’ at the bottom, then swipe the word and a ‘delete’ button will appear.
The only drawback at the moment is that there is no way to rate the words so that only the most important words for you appear in the app. IH are looking for feedback on the app, so why not download it and let Sophie know what you think? firstname.lastname@example.org
As soon as I restart my Chinese studies, I’ll be using it in earnest!