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Sneak Preview: New Games!

To all of our fellow ten 🙂 blog readers: The weekend is near, just another couple of hours before you can relax. A couple of hours? Wait, we’ve got something for you that stimulates your brain AND helps you relax. I know, it’s nearly too good to be true, but here they are, our brand-new games:

Match-It!

Memorize

The new games are not accessible via the website yet, just by clicking on the links. We are still testing them but we thought our most enthusiastic users should get a sneak preview anyway.

Have a great weekend (and beat Thomas’ highscore, please!),
Andreas

Good for you!

Dear Language Lovers!

Some of you might already know our test&train section where you can train your language skills by doing some fun, serious or entertaining language quizzes.

Good news: There are plenty of new features available in this section.

For those of you always thought that the test&train section is a little confusing and you didn’t really find the quiz that you were searching for, here is the good news: You can now search for a language quiz by using a keyword. Simply type in the keyword in the search filter (on the left of the page) and off you go. You can easily search for keywords like TOEFL or authors like Thomas.

For those of you who always wanted to create a new quiz, but thought that the opportunities were quite limited, here is more good news: We did a (more or less) complete re-design of the section “create your own quiz”. Now you cannot only create your own quiz, but also save it, edit it and publish it later. In addition, you can change the question type (multiple choice or fill in the blank), change the order of the questions and add explanations to each question. Now your opportunities to create your own language quizzes are endless.

By the way: Our all-time favorite language quiz is still “Richtig flirten auf Englisch. 🙂

Have fun with the brand-new test&train section,

Thomas

Welcome, Pablo!

We would like to welcome our reader Pablo from Argentina. Keep spreading the word, Pablo! I will check our traffic numbers from Argentina closely now 😉

Andreas

Welcome Krzysztof!

I just wanted to welcome our ninth reader (maybe there are some more but it feels so much nicer if you think they all fit into your living room…) to the blog. So: Welcome Krzysztof!

In case you want a personal welcome as well, contact me and I’ll make sure to say a big hello to you as well.

Andreas

What would live be without top X lists?

By now you surely have found Waldo, right? Today I wanted to point out a cool list at our language blog Lexiophiles. Actually, it’s two lists. You might think: “Gee, bab.la is really cool, but are there any more cool language websites out there?” We say: “Yes, there are.” We have a saying in Germany (do we Germans have a saying for everything I wonder?) “den Wald for lauter Bäumen nicht sehen” – so we created two lists just for you to shed some light into the forest:

  • The top 100 language blogs
  • The top 10 language podcasts
  • I am still amazed by the quality of the mentioned blogs and podcasts as some of them are “hobby” projects. You can download all of the top 10 podcasts on iTunes – no excuse to start learning a new language today. But before you do that, make sure you found Waldo.

    Andreas

    Where’s Waldo?

    We have added some cool new features to our dictionary. You haven’t noticed? Well, then either they are not so cool (I would say: definitely not the case…) or you haven’t found them yet. Keep on searching and tell us what you think. My hint: Listen, listen, listen.

    Andreas