While I’m replying “Recording word lists” post. It reminds me one thing: I once listened a item, an old news letter or an episode of EnglishLingQ Podcast, I quote " your writing submission will be corrected, and recorded by an native-speaker." That was a very good function, but not available now.(right?) So I have a couple of suggestions.
This forum is a great place to give us more chance to read, write, but how do we make sure the contact is correct? For members who are leaning English, this post is not a great input. We might probably learn wrong usage, structure of the language, and did not aware.
So I have a brilliant solution. HA!
I have a dream… (I took a lot of items about Dr. king recently. )
Project name: LingQ 2.0 beta
1)Could I have pay some points and click a button when I saw my writing report?
- This suggestion are about “buttons” too. On the Forum page, put a “Post before being corrected” button just beside the “Post reply” button. Once you got your writing report, finished the final amendments, you can post your message simply by click “Post to forum” on the Write page.
You go to the forum, and it there! What’s best? There is a little icon after the post time, representing this post has been corrected, even though it is not from a native-speaker. (please refer to no.3)
Meanwhile, if you paid for your writing recorded, all the member can take that “item” now!
- Design “Language Icons”
A icon will show beneath the numbers you have posted(I mean on the grey area). For example: if you are learning French and reading a post which you felt weird about some part, then you saw the icon and know the writer’s native language is French. Members can judge the accuracy of post more sure with the two icons.
Click “Take this post” to learn while browsing on every thread. Post with sound files will also can be found in “Forum discussion” section on Library. (I assume each post on Library will not too short.)
a new Flashcard with sound. Like this (http://www.supermemo.net.pl/ ) but I’d like it has a option you can turn on/off. I guess it’s really a lot of spending(both the bandwidth and money)?? But, it’s reasonable to members to “pay” for this function. I often close my eyes and click the “back” on my Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English software to help me remember the “sound” of vocabulary rather then just “see” on flashcard. It’s nice.
The last one is too idealistic, but “if only…”, you know people will never be satisfied, things will never be real perfect. This one is really complex, idealistic.
Native speaker can upload short voice-post WITH transcript if they want.
Again, I assume you won’t record only " that’s a great idea." or 1500 words essay. That means members can not only create items on Import page, but also here when they saw an interesting post and they want to record a short point of views.
This also solved the problems of someone who like to create items but don’t know what to say!
Let’s discuss it and make this place better! Once again, grammar of this post is absolutely wrong. If you are leaning English, don’t even try to read the second time.
I just split it out with enthusiasm. I actually has these ideas a month ago.
I really feel exciting about these ideas will come true. Hope you guys feel so. ^^