Learning Vocabulary with KVocTrain


Article from Issue 53/2005

Modern language-teaching may focus on context, but

without a good range of basic words, you’ll be lost when

you try the language outside the classroom. KVocTrain

helps you build your foreign vocabulary.

KVocTrain [1] is a tool that helps

you learn foreign language

vocabulary words. The Kvoc-

Train program is part of the KDE Edutainment

suite and was originally written

by Ewald Arnold. It works on the

same principle as flashcards. All you

need to do is input words and information

about them, then ask KVocTrain to

run a test for you – it will ask you the

words and record your success rate.

Configuring KVocTrain

To set up KvocTrain, open the application

( K -> Edutainment -> Languages -

> KVocTrain) and select Vocabulary ->

Append Language -> Another

Language, then click Yes. Click the button

Add Language Data from KDE Data base to add a language (see Figure 1). In

this case, I’ll select Europe, Southern ->

Greek. In this article, I’ll use Greek as an

example language, but you can follow

similar steps to configure KvocTrain to

test you in another language. Use the

same process to add UK English, selecting

Europe, Western -> United Kingdom

at the end.

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