We're excited to announce the release of version 1.50 of Language Mentor! This blog post details some of the improvements in this release.
The new version of this screen looks like this ...
You'll note that not only does the Mentor have a lot more learning modes than it used to, but their names are different as well. We hope that these new names will be clearer and easier to understand.
"But wait", you say, "what, for example, does the "English ~ Pause ~ Chinese ~ Pause" mode do?"
It's pretty simple. Here's what you need to understand ...
Each lesson in Language Mentor is broken up into "chunks", usually consisting of one phrase or one sentence in each chunk.
Learning modes determine how the audio is presented for each chunk.
For example, the "English ~ Pause ~ Chinese ~ Pause" learning mode presents the following for each chunk:
Once it has done this for one chunk, it then moves onto the next chunk and repeats the same pattern. (Unless, of course, you've turned on "Loop" mode, in which case it will repeat this pattern for the same chunk until you tell it to move on to another chunk.)
Perhaps you'd like to listen to Language Mentor while you go to sleep, but you'd rather it didn't play all night. No problem - just go into More > Sleep Timer and tell the Mentor when you'd like it to stop.
We've also implemented a bunch of minor improvements and performance improvements, too numerous to list here.
We hope that you enjoy this new version of Language Mentor :)