Nov 082017
 

I studied Spanish in university but a combination of beer and youth meant I never really nailed it. I love the sound of the language and can hack my way around a cafe menu when visiting Spain but really don’t know how to speak it at all! It’s a little ironic (though only a little) therefore that my most recent project is all about testing your Spanish! I am very embarrassed I’ve never learned Spanish properly. I love the sound of the language and can hack my way around a cafe menu when visiting Spain but really don’t know how to speak it at all! It’s a little ironic (though only a little) therefore that my most recent project is all about testing your Spanish! I am very fortunately the CTO of a company called Kwiziq which has just released Kwiziq Spanish – an application aiming to help you improve your Spanish through targeted testing and then personalised learning recommendations.

We call this approach Test Driven Learning, meaning that tests are no longer something you do to evaluate how much you fortunately the CTO of a company called Kwiziq which has just released Kwiziq Spanish – an application aiming to help you improve your Spanish through targeted testing and then personalised learning recommendations.

We call this approach Test Driven Learning, meaning that tests are no longer something you do to simply evaluate your progress they’re tools to use to actively improve. Kwiziq Spanish uses a terribly clever (if I do say so myself) set of algorithms to analyse your capabilities. It does this through simple Spanish tests and quizzes, detailed CEFR based exams, personalised assessments (based on gap analysis and your specific need) as well as several soon to be released Kwiziq based language games, that interpret your game play and responses to help further evaluate your level. We’re gathering all sorts of interesting group data too – helping us identify common problems amongst similar profiles of user and will soon be releasing a set of teacher led testing tools so teachers can incorporate additional testing and learning material into their curriculum easily.

So if you want to know how good your Spanish really is, take a Spanish test now!

Mar 302010
 

Ok, so it’s a bit of self promotion, but I feel I have to point out the new language learning blog at Bitesized Languages, another project I have been working on with my good friend Gareth.  Gareth is an uber language nerd and all around smart guy, and while I bluff my way through a few things and like to think I have a few interesting points to make, he has really done the research and has got some invaluable tips to share with language learners.

Check out out the language learning blog here, otherwise try Bitesized for free word of the day emails in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and German.