Do you know some German and want to refresh and improve it in a fun way? Without having to grudgingly sit down every day for another boring vocabulary drill?
-- Top-Rating in magazine "iPhone & Co", issue 2/2010 --
Just start the Vocab Mole app and keep it running. The mole will challenge you from time to time during the day with short multiple-choice quizzes. He hides in the hill next to the correct answer. Whack the right hill! Your German will improve as long as you remember to start the app every morning!
Behind the fun facade lies some serious psychological learning theory. The learning algorithm is based on Leitner's famous flashcard system: it maximizes learning efficiency by using spaced repetition.
Forget about boring spreadsheet tables telling you how many words you got right or wrong! Vocab Mole shows your progress in the form of an animated meadow with mole hills. The better you know the words, the further the mole hills move away, until they finally disappear. Clear the meadow of all hills to obtain the mole's helmet and advance to the next level. The mole has five different helmets, each one more difficult to get than the previous one. Whack your way to the coveted purple helmet and your mastery of German vocabulary!
- Vocabulary of over 7000 words
- German gender for nouns is shown (it is hidden if your iPhone's language setting is set to German, because native German speakers don't need them)
- Uses spaced repetition to maximize learning effectiveness
- You can let the iPod app keep playing while Vocab Mole is running
- You can press the sleep button on your device to save battery; the mole will continue to quiz you from time to time
- The main screen shows your learning progress in the form of an animated meadow with molehills
- The app can also be used as a dictionary: enter a word and get the translation
Thanks to everyone at iBetaTest.com! Your thorough testing and excellent feature suggestions helped make Vocab Mole a lot better.