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Are you feeling stuck in the "I can understand but I can't speak" part of your language journey? Despite all you've learned so far, do you feel you can't communicate? Look no more, Polygloss is right for you!

Guess images with friends, write creatively and increase your active vocabulary! Available for 40+ languages. Ideal for A2-B2.

Do you find chatting with others too challenging or stressful to give you results?

Playing a guessing game that offers you sufficient interaction, guidance and lets you express yourself with freedom is the best solution to improve your commucation in another language without stress.

* Image based lessons give you something to talk about
* Receive feedback and improve your writing
* Add people as friends or get randomly paired with other players
* Collect stars and progress through dozens of topics
* Bookmark your favorite sentences for later study
* No right or wrong or useless sentences, say what you want to say!

Coming soon:
* See how big is your vocabulary
* Play with audio
* Get word and sentence tips

Polygloss is a work in progress
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Questions or bug reports?


Q. What languages are available?
A. All of them! But it needs at least one other player in the same language so you can play together.

Q. Is the app free?
A. Yes. There is an option to pay for a premium subscription with extra features.

Q. How does it work?
A. Polygloss' focus is communication. Have you ever experienced the stage "I can understand lots of things, but I can't express myself"? This happens when our passive vocabulary is much bigger than our active vocabulary. We can recognize many words when we encounter them, but can't recall them when we need. There are different ways of increasing the active vocabulary. One of them is intense repetition. Depending on the system we use, we are often not in control of what vocabulary gets repeated, and if we are only consuming books and series, sometimes the vocabulary we need to learn gets repeated only once or twice. It needs a lot more repetition and effort to really know a word. If we are using flashcards, depending on how we create the cards, we might be missing context as the cards don't change with every turn, and not be learning collocations.

Another way of increasing your active vocabulary is simply using the words. When we want to say something, we are dealing with vocabulary that we care about and we have the opportunity to notice what we can't say and improve it. It is normal to get more exposure to language than creating language, but like any other skill, creating language needs to be nurtured. You can't learn how to ride a bike just by reading about it. These methods are ranked by depth of vocabulary processing:

1. Writing your own composition
2. Writing a sentence using given words
3. Reading a sentence and filling the gap of the missing word
4. Reading and looking up words
5. Reading

Polygloss is currently based on the first one, and we are expanding to include the second one soon.

Q. Why are you creating this?

A. I'm a Software Engineer from Brazil, who studied in France, did my final year project in Germany, went to the UK for work, and now am moving to Spain! I have learned many languages throughout this journey and I love doing that just for fun as well. I started developing Polygloss because of my own frustrations learning German, frustrations with the materials and market solutions I tried, and with how generally hard it is to overcome the intermediate plateau in any language. It's a vast market but many solutions are available only to beginners, and just chatting with natives can be very stressful unless your level is advanced. So I went ahead, started deeply researching the topic, got another masters degree, and came up with a solution that has really shown results.
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What's New

New in 0.12.2-1
👉 Improvement to opponent picking and stale match reallocation algorithms
🐞Urgent fix & critical fix in account loading
🐞Small layout fixes
🐞Fixes to notifications

New in 0.12.1
👉Better sort of challenge answers on for voting + skip button
🐞Fix disappearance of challenge scores
🐞Fix scroll when seeing all answers on challenge results
🐞Fix challenges being saved multiple times accidentally
🐞Fix announcements shown to new users
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Additional Information

February 26, 2021
Current Version
Requires Android
4.1 and up
Content Rating
Interactive Elements
Users Interact
In-app Products
$1.99 - $5.99 per item
Offered By
Polygloss Languages
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