What is Language Mentor ?



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It's a Free
Language Learning App

  • You can download it from the Play Store or the iPhone App Store.
  • Currently Language Mentor offers German and Mandarin Chinese lessons.
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It's an
Open Platform

  • Anyone can create lessons for any language and publish them to the entire world.
  • Creating lessons is fairly straightforward - see this video for a quick overview.
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It's an Audio-Centric App
that you can use
while your Hands & Eyes
are Busy Doing Other Things

Language Mentor creates free study time within your busy day. Because it's audio-centric it allows you to study while you walk, jog, stretch, clean, cook, etc.


Here's a bit more detail...

Language Mentor simply takes a good idea - audio-based language learning courses on CDs - and improves on them.  Because it's software rather than a CD it can offer some important advantages...

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"Chunks" and "Learning Modes"

Lessons are divided into "chunks". Each chunk consists of a word, a phrase, or a sentence. Language Mentor makes it easy to repeat chunks, skip forward and back, etc.

For each chunk Language Mentor presents some combination of:

  • Target Language Audio
  • Native Language Audio
  • Pauses, which allow you to practice the chunk's content

Learning Modes simply arrange these elements in different ways. For example...

  • An "Introductory" learning mode plays each chunk in your native language, then in the target language, then gives you time to repeat it.
  • A "Translation Practice" learning mode plays each chunk in one language, gives you time to attempt to translate it, then plays the correct translation and allows you to repeat that.
  • A "Review" learning mode simply plays the target language audio for each chunk.
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Record & Playback

Language Mentor's "Record & Playback" option allows you to review and perfect your pronunciation.


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Text Display

While our goal is to help you learn while your eyes are busy doing other things, we also give you the option to view each chunk's text.


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"I Know This" Button

Language Mentor's best feature! Once you've learned a chunk, simply tap the I Know This button. Language Mentor will stop drilling you on that chunk so that you can focus on the chunks that remain.

This simple feature results in a surprising increase in learning efficiency.


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