Research show that the best readers, writers, speakers and listeners of English know much more vocabulary than other learners.1 Focusing your effort on vocabulary first will improve your English faster than concentrating on grammar.
Lingopolis targets 3000+ high frequency English words. These words cover up to 90% of words in English books, web pages and films. (Lingopolis includes all the New General Service List2 words, beginning with 1000+ words at A1/A2 levels.)
Lingopolis teaches you words at just the right level. Words are organised into six European language levels3 using Cambridge University’s English Vocabulary Profile4 - a survey of hundreds of thousands of learners from around the world.
Research shows that trying to learn words that have similar meanings (e.g. months, colours or types of furniture), similar sounds or spellings at the same time interferes with memorisation.5 Lingopolis separates these words to make memorisation easier.
Lingopolis includes translation, audio and examples from Cambridge Dictionaries.6 Studies show that translations helps you learn meanings faster, more accurately and for longer. English audio and examples then show you how to use the word.
Lingopolis includes thousands of questions created with the support of the Cambridge Corpus7, a multi-billion word collection of real written and spoken English. This means the questions and examples in Lingopolis use the most useful and authentic English.
Lingopolis keeps track of your progress, word by word, and uses a “spaced repetition” memory algorithm to make sure you don’t forget old words as you learn new ones.
Studies show that testing yourself is twice as effective as simply re-studying lists of words8. Lingopolis combines testing with a range of questions styles including translation and “English only” questions to strengthen your memory as quickly as possible.
Learning words in class time isn’t enough so Lingopolis makes vocabulary self-study fun. This is the key to unlocking your ability to read for pleasure9 which studies show is the most effective thing you can do to improve your speaking ability and test performance.