is all about having fun learning foreign
languages together. Special importance is attached to speaking and
listening so you’ll find words and even phrases and sentences
recorded. You can learn with videos, photos, text or audio so which
ever way you learn best (or need to practise )
is available. And if you want to get the most out of your time, you
can take clip2go with you in an iPod or mp3 player.
a foreign language with clip2go
It’s easy and at
the same time effective. Here are some of the special parts of the
clip2go learning experience:
clip2go allows you to integrate media (videos, photos, text excerpts
or audio files) directly into your word lists or vice versa. The
result is that you have a real context in which to learn the words.
Your learning experience is more immersive, since you less often need
to consult the definitions in your own language.
When you create a vocabulary list, you can share it with friends,
other members or students you may have. You can comment on word lists
or phrases and ask other members questions about grammar etc.
Listening: A key way that you can
learn is simply by listening to words and phrases in the context of
media and repeating them to practise your pronunciation and improve
your fluency. Check out our “listen to all” feature to
listen your way through vocabulary lists and get the hang of the
Immersion: Language immersion is
extremely important to learning. Clip2go makes it easy for you to
dive into a language. For example, you don’t automatically see
definitions of words when you view a word list, they appear as
mouse-overs. This allows you to avoid your own language unless you
absolutely need it. As a result when viewing a photo you can try to
guess the definitions of the words and only “peak” at the
definitions in your own language if you are unsure of the meanings.
Lists are organized by difficulty level so that you can build more
effectively on what you already know.
Searching and browsing:
Sometimes you want to find the definitions of a specific word
quickly- you need a dictionary- and here clip2go delivers not just
recorded definitions, but pictures and other media results as well
that help give you a full context to the word you just searched for.
You can then use your search to browse through related content and
broaden your learning experience. The nice thing about learning while
browsing through rich media content is your learning feels
Structured learning – If
you want to learn in a structured way
clip2go offers you a simple, but very effective way to do that. You
can organize vocabulary lists in a series and determine the order of
the individual word lists. In this way you can group lists and build
the learning experience, for yourself or for people who you want to
teach, from easy to difficult or any way that you wish.
Learning on-the-go or whenever you
have time! A hurdle to learning a foreign language is
simply finding the time that is required. Clip2go
makes this easier for you, because you can take clip2go with you in
your iPod, mp3 player or music cell phone to learn on-the-go. You can
just sit back and enjoy yourself while listening and you’ll
learn automatically. You can use our website to convince yourself
about the quality of our content and you can download free samples to
try in your player to see how it works.
I have to register?
have to sign up to clip2go to enjoy all the content on the website.
The benefit of signing up for free is that you can save words and
lists so you can find them easily, you can submit questions or
comments and enjoy a whole lot of other features that are on the way!
We may make special offers on our products for mp3 players and iPods
to members, so if you are interested in a bargain, then sign up.
are vocabulary lists?
vocabulary lists, also called word lists, are lists of words and
phrases that members or the clip2go team
have created. Standard word lists just have words in them and no
media. But most or our members’ lists have media in them:
vocabulary lists are words and phrases
that describe a photo. Most of the time users select words of objects
clearly shown in the picture- and sometimes more abstractly things
associated with the picture. Photo lists are especially good for
beginners or for people who want to improve their vocabulary of
things where seeing it really helps you understand. An advantage of
the photo lists is that everyone can see them when searching for a
word, so you get an immediate visual response to your searches.
vocabulary lists are word lists that
are taken from a video- for example the words from a music video or
from the reading of a poem. Videos can often be more difficult and
therefore better suited for intermediate to advanced learners. The
added context of a video makes it much closer to actually being in
the foreign country, so simple videos without too much fast dialogue
can be a good way to practise your language skills before travelling
to a country.
excerpt vocabulary lists contain words
or phrases taken from text such as a novel or a poem. Text excerpt
lists offer great way for you to improve your written language skills
lists include words from podcasts or other audio files. They
can help you improve your listening comprehension without the visual
distractions or added visual cues you would have in a video list.
series is a collection of word lists. Any
time you want to save a word list, you need to save it into a series.
You can create series around different themes or you can give your
series personal names, like my favorite vocabulary lists etc. and
keep them just for yourself. You can delete or add vocabulary lists
to your series as you like and you can even change the order of the
word lists within a series.
clip2go offers three langauges, English, Spanish and German. You can
always serach in two langauges simultaneously (not all three) and you
can change the search languages on the site
in the upper right hand corner. Clip2go’s search feature
searches in our word database as well as the text and titles of word
lists, e.g. a search for goethe results in several word lists derived
from Goethe’s works even though Goethe isn’t a word in
words and phrases
clip2go database is growing steadily and you can help us fill it with
relevant content. If you don’t find
what you are looking for or an important word or phrase is missing
from a list, just mail us the text at: content-team at clip2go.com.
Similarly, if you see important errors in our translations or our
content please report them to our content team.
you want to download clip2go’s
language products to learn on-the-go then visit our shop. You can
purchase downloadable products immediately with paypal or a credit
card and start to learn German, Spanish or English with your iPod,
music phone or mp3 player.
you register at clip2go and save words and phrases then you will find
them in myclip2go. You can delete or add
words from your lists and save lists into series. You can also update
your clip2go profile. We’ll be adding new features all the time
to help you manage your learning experience better and exchange with
other learners and teachers.