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.
As a language learner, you already know that there's no one-size-fits-all solution to learning a language. Instead, you need to mix and match a variety of resources that best match your situation and learning style. Instead of trying to do everything, Language Mentor tries to do a couple of things well:
These are all great features. We encourage you to find resources that incorporate them. They just don't fit into the Mentor's mission, which is to be an app that you can use while your hands and eyes are busy doing other things.
This is sad. In its heart, the Mentor yearns to be trendy. But it's not - it's just a simple, practical app that will help you to learn languages more quickly and efficiently.
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...
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:
Learning Modes simply arrange these elements in different ways. For example...
Language Mentor's "Record & Playback" option allows you to review and perfect your pronunciation.
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.
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.