I need well-designed spaced repitition to repeat German things to me.
December 2, 2011 6:39 PM Subscribe
Is there a website or computer program that uses spaced repetition to help users build language vocabulary, and (perhaps more importantly) is completely free? I used to use smart.fm to help me learn German, but stopped when it became non-free. Now my knowledge of German words is almost as stingy as I am.
posted by matlock expressway to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I was at one point very fond of the aforementioned website, which used spaced repitition in neat little flash games to help me learn words. It had a bit of a problem with wordlists being user-generated (read: there were way more than a few spelling errors), but once you double-checked the lists, it was positively the greatest thing in the world, aside from being in Germany itself, for my actual acquisition of the language.
One of the best parts about it was that it kept track of my progress, and tested me on particular words at appropriate intervals (e.g., 1d, 7d, 3w, 6m, or something) and it kept track of my success on each word, so it wouldn't space out the repetition until my ability warranted it. Unfortunately, smart.fm turned into a pay-site, and I am a real cheap-o when it comes to pay-anything.
So, meine Kollegen... is there a free website or computer program with these sorts of features? All the spaced repetition computer programs I've tried have been good, but kept no track of progress. And I've yet to find a site of comparable quality.