Nulu's first-rate translation support replaces self-doubt with confidence in the minds of even the least experienced learners.Less experienced English or other foreign language learners can receive as much help as they need, while more advanced learners simply have to review less, reference translations less often, tackle the most challenging versions of stories, and cover more stories each day.
Levels in language programs are often determined by the frequency at which words are commonly used.Each level consists of words that occur within a certain frequency range.In other words, the beginner level might only use words from among the most commonly occurring one thousand words in a given language.The major difference is that advanced passages use more "advanced" words as well.
The problem of exposing learners to only frequency-based passages is that there is not enough fresh, interesting content within those limitations, so learners easily lose interest and stop reading.
With Nulu translation, every phrase, whether high frequency or low, is perfectly understood.The experience of learning English or Spanish becomes enjoyable enough to bolster motivation and make students read more with time, not less.
Other programs are also hampered by the need to classify learners by level, usually through grossly inadequate assessment.They then move those learners to higher levels as a sign of (false) progress.
Neglecting sufficient and necessary vocabulary review in favor of constantly "moving up" the student to work with new material, is a symptom of a disease-like obsession with "leveling."Nulu avoids this disease by allowing language learners to go at their own pace, reviewing as often as necessary.
For English and other foreign language learners of all levels, the use of fresh, interesting content of their choice instead of stale content that has been packaged the same way for everyone, means that learners will be more engaged, learn faster, and continue learning for longer.
What about true beginners?
Even truly novice English or Spanish learners can enjoy and benefit from Nulu by using translation support while reading easy story versions and listening at slow speed.That said, ideally users should have a basic introduction to their target language before starting Nulu's daily supplemental routine.Once they do, Nulu will be their ultimate language-learning companion.
How long are Nulu's stories?
Most Nulu stories range from 100 words for easy articles to approximately 250 words for more challenging ones, so that users at almost any level can read, listen to, and understand a complete news story in 5 minutes or less.
The easy stories are adjusted not only in length, but also in linguistic complexity.They consist of higher-frequency vocabulary, shorter sentences, and simpler grammatical structures than the more challenging versions.
Many Nulu users first read stories at the easier levels, and once they have mastered those stories, they then challenge themselves to master the same stories at more difficult levels.