November 27, 2012

Short downtime to French Linguistics site this Sunday morning

The French Linguistics site will be unavailable for an approx 30 minute period this coming Sunday 2 December. The downtime is scheduled for around 2AM EST (GMT-5), 7AM UK time. For those not tucked up in bed at that time, I offer my sincerest contrafibularities; normal service will be resumed as quickly as possible.

November 20, 2012

LetterMeister for iPhone free today

The LetterMeister action word puzzle game, playable in French, Spanish and English and configurable to suit the player's vocabulary level and desired level of difficulty, is currently FREE to download from the App Store (regular price $1.99). If you haven't already, grab your copy now!

November 11, 2012

1,000 new French pronunciations added to dictionary

The French dictionary has been updated with 1,000 or so new pronunciations. The pronunciations should work on the majority of browsers (any browser with HTML5 support) but you may have problems with Internet Explorer due to its poor audio support. If you have trouble listening to the pronunciations with Internet Explorer, use another browser such as Google Chrome.

If you have feedback regarding the pronunciations, then please leave them in this French forum entry.

November 8, 2012

French Vocab Games: Price drop this week ($5.99 > $1.99)

iPhone-wielding Francophiles will be duly ecstatic at the news that French Vocab Games for iPhone has been reduced from its regular price of $5.99 to the most princely sum of $1.99. Like all good furniture sales, this offer not only must end soon, but really will end this coming Saturday. So do not delay in downloading your copy from the App Store now, thereby improving your French and kickstarting the flagging economy at one fell swoop!

November 1, 2012

French Word Searches for iPad

iPad owners: are you looking for a light activity to help your basic French vocab sink in? Check out this site's newly released French Word Searches for iPad, now available on the App Store!

The app allows you to play word searches using the same 1,200 carefully chosen items of core French vocabulary from its sister French Vocab Games app for iPhone. However, for those specifically interested in the word search activity, this new app now allows you to take full advantage of the iPad's larger screen.

To get French Word Searches on your iPad:

For teachers and schools: please note that a bulk purchase discount is available for educational establishments under Apple's volume purchase scheme.

Click here for more information on volume purchases of French Word Searches.