As we have been announcing to our cloud customers since October, from today onwards we will have to discontinue the service. This decision has been taken with much sadness and regret, but unfortunately Vocabulary Notebook has not grown as we expected, we have not been able to close further funding rounds and we will not be able to keep maintaining it.
This tough decision has been taken from the 30th of September, when we made the service free and gave a few months to our customers to back up their data. Now, the last day of the year, it is time to take the last step, shutting the product down.
It has been a very interesting journey of more than 2 years in which we have lived awesome experiences, met awesome people, obtained several awards and prizes, conducted scientific research… And in which we achieved more than 30 000 users in more than 130 countries worldwide.
We want to thank you for all those awesome experiences, for your support, feedback and for being part of this adventure.
We wish you all the best.
Vocabulary Notebook Team
PS: If you want to know more about what we achieved during this period, you can review these slides about Vocabulary Notebook, this video about the mobile app for students or this video about the full platform for schools.
Today we have collected some idioms related to high temperatures and fire. We hope you find them interesting and useful!
In this post we are going to focus on the main advantages of using Vocabulary Notebook in any course of foreign languages.
Vocabulary Notebook: Adding a word
Since English is the most studied language, we will use EFL/ESL (English as a Foreign or Second Language) courses as examples, but the tool can actually be used to learn any type of vocabulary, for any language or purpose (such as medical vocabulary). So, either if you are reading this article from a student’s perspective or if you are a teacher, you will find several ways in which this new platform can help you while either learning or teaching vocabulary.
Since it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, we have collected seven idioms that somehow are related to this season of the year (all the idioms include words such as water, oceans, swimming, sun, splash or shine). However, the meanings of these idioms are not related with summer at all.
Intrigued? Keep reading. We hope you find them interesting!
In Vocabulary Notebook, our top priority is making the learning of new vocabulary and the acquisition of knowledge as easy and comfortable as possible.
Some of our most attentive users gave us feedback about their notebooks’ performance, and we discovered that there was room for improvement in this area. And so, our team started working on major improvements.
As you may have noticed, Vocabulary Notebook can make the learning process in an ESL classroom easier. However, can we assure that it provides advantages for CLIL subjects too? In this post, we will show the reasons of why the implementation of VN within the CLIL methodology is so useful.
Learning a new language always involves some misunderstandings, specially when you haven’t listened to the right pronunciation before, or when there is a word that you mix up with another that sounds similar. Here we have pointed out some of the funniest stories that a misunderstanding can cause.