Sunday, January 9, 2011

iMendi - A Simple Language Learning App

iMendi is a new site, parts of it are still in development, for learning the basic vocabulary of English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Czech. To use iMendi just select the language you speak and select the language you want to learn. iMendi then gives you the choice of choosing a lesson (level 1, level 2, etc) or trying a randomly chosen lesson. The "lessons" are really just simple vocabulary matching exercises with a score and the correct answers revealed at the end.

Applications for Education
Because it doesn't provide any direct instruction, iMendi's best purpose is as place where students can practice vocabulary words and terms. iMendi's "about" page mentions some future features that could make the site a little more useful in classrooms.