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The Blog

Learn10 synchronises word lists

June 24th, 2008

Initially Learn10 was designed to give everyone an individual, personal word list, however we feel that learning is best served if everyone gets the same words on a single day.  Some of the advantages of doing this are as follows:

  • We can begin to send our users a daily email containing their words. We know what it’s like learning a language… some days you just forget to do anything - so a daily e-mail will be a nice reminder as well as a record of your words to refer back to.
  • We can develop an API so that third parties can integrate our 10 daily words without too much complication.
  • We can license content to offline media such as newspapers in countries where many people are learning English.
  • We will be able to easily build in a revision cycle.  This could be an additional feature, sent out in the daily email - so you get today’s words, as well as a revision list of the words from 2, 10, 30 and 60 days ago.
  • Other people will be able to develop interesting content which utilises the 10 words.  They can be a theme for teachers on a specific day, which will maximise the number of exposures you will see.
  • We can set up a twitter feed - see learn10czech on Twitter, for example. Then, Twitter users can follow the feed. I’ve installed the new version of the Firefox browser, and added TwitterFox so that the Learnit words pop up on my screen occasionally. Ideally we need to develop a Firefox addon so that people can access their wordlists on their browsers… but this is one of about 100 developments we need to add.

We have been in contact with various third parties about the potential of developing material around our daily word lists (still to hear back from Quizlet and Twistory - so please nudget them if you’re passing). If you have a use for 10 words a day - either for people learning English or English speakers learning other languages, please get in contact & we’ll add your content to a directory or resources.

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