I am getting the hang of using real world text to create a lesson in LingQ for learning. On the Korea Herald website, I found a bilingual article that had been translated from English to Korean. I imported the text into a new lesson. Now I can slowly work my way through the article. The white words are ones I already know. The yellow words are ones I am learning (lingQ’s). The blue words I haven’t figured out yet.
Once a lesson has been created, it can be published to the rest of the LingQ members or kept private. If other members like the lesson, they can give you a “rose”, which is equivalent to “like” in Facebook.
Looking at the text shows me lots of examples of Korean sentence structure.
Making LingQ‘s is like designating that this is a word I want to learn. These are the words for my flashcards, cloze(1), and multiple choice tests.
Yes, there are tests. 😦 This lazy student is avoiding those for now … however, I will grant that automatically generated multiple choice and cloze tests from lessons you create is cool.
The lessons I have created so far are
- Wake Up children’s song
- Seo In Guk = Bomtanaba (Spring Fever) from KPOP to KTalk
- TTMIK’s Iyagi#147 about Taekwondo
- Korea Herald article “How to change the world through small actions”
- The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Software
(1). What is Cloze?
Cloze test is a technique in which words are deleted from a passage. The passage is presented to students, who insert words as they read to complete and construct meaning from the text. This procedure can be used as a diagnostic reading assessment technique.
What is its purpose?
It is used:
- to identify students’ knowledge and understanding of the reading process
- to assess the extent of students’ vocabularies and knowledge of a subject
- to encourage students to monitor for meaning while reading
- to encourage students to think critically and analytically about text and content
- Supply choices for the blanks.
Just as ____________have fur, birds have ____________.
(coats, animals) (feathers, wings)