Spanish Verb Blitz for iOS: now Apple Schoolwork ready!

If you’ve used Geoglot’s Spanish Verb Blitz for iOS in school with your students, then we have some exciting news. The app  can now be used with Apple’s iPad software for teachers and students, Schoolwork. That means you can now assign verb quizzes and track student achievement and progress directly in the app!

Top marks for Schoolwork

Apple are pushing their Schoolwork app and ClassKit environment as the next big thing in education, and rightly so. It makes it incredibly easy to send work to students and track progress and marks. Anything that makes teachers’ lives easier is a plus in our book, being educators ourselves. So we couldn’t wait to jump on the Schoolwork Apple cart!

New quizzes section

But it gets even more exciting than that. As well as Schoolwork compatibility, we’ve added a whole new Quizzes section to the app that anyone can use.  It features graded pop quizzes with a focus on fundamental principle of Spanish grammar. These include:

  • Conjugation of key verbs ser/estar/tener/ir
  • Ser or estar?
  • Irregular preterites
  • Verb forms for narratives / storytelling (preterite first person singular)
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Spanish Verb Blitz for iOS

We plan to add to these over time. If you have any suggestions or requests, please add them in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you!

Download Spanish Verb Blitz for iOS here.

Not a Spanish teacher? Not to worry, we’re planning to add Schoolwork compatibility to more of our verb apps for iOS over the coming weeks!

 

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Portuguese Verb Blitz available for iOS!

Romance linguists are in for another treat this week. Geoglot has released its popular Portuguese Verb Blitz app for iOS!

Hot on the heels of its Spanish cousin, Portuguese Verb Blitz makes a welcome transition from Android to Apple. As a highly declined language, one aim of the app is to make learning tricky conjugations just a little more systematic – and fun!

Learn, drill, repeat

The app doubles as both a reference and drill tool. Browse and check over a hundred conjugations across tenses. Mark off the verbs you’ve learnt. And then, drill them across a suite of games:

  • Infinitive quiz / grid quiz – test yourself on the basic meaning of verbs
  • Conjugation quiz – test your knowledge of person, number, tense and mood
  • Gapfill – drill those spellings!
  • Snap – test your translation skills

Each activity tracks your progress, too. At a glance, you can see which verbs you find trickiest – great for planning and focusing your studies!

Portuguese core vocab

With over a hundred core terms, the app is a great way to learn and consolidate key vocabulary, too. Through regular practice, master some of the most common words in everyday use in the language.

The app is available from the iTunes App Store right now. Click here to download Portuguese Verb Blitz from the iTunes App Store!

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Spanish Verb Blitz available for iOS!

Hot on the heels of its Android cousin, Spanish Verb Blitz for iOS is now available on the App Store! iPhone and iPad users can now learn, drill and consolidate over 300 Spanish verbs on their devices.

The verbs selected are amongst the most common words in Castilian Spanish. That makes the app a superb vocabulary expander for beginners, as well as an ideal grammar self-test tool.

Quizzify your Spanish

All the familiar Verb Blitz games are included:

  • Infinitive quiz (drill those meanings)
  • Conjugation quiz (get those endings under your belt)
  • Snap (hone your translation skills)
  • Gapfill (master those spellings)

What’s more, the app keeps track of your performance on each verb, so you can check your progress at any time. You might be surprised at the verbs you’re finding easiest / trickiest!

As little – or as much – as you like!

You can choose which tenses to drill in the app settings. Just beginning in the language? Try just the present tense for now. A dab hand? Test your mastery by selecting all tenses to test in the drill games.

Whatever your level, we hope there are plenty of linguistic goodies in the app for you. Check out our full range of iOS apps here for more language tools for your Apple device!

Spanish Verb Blitz for iOS is available for free in the App Store now!

Android user? Download Spanish Verb Blitz from Google Play at this link!

Irish Verb Blitz

Irish Verb Blitz for Android released – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Appropriately for St. Patrick’s Day, Geoglot has released its popular Verb Blitz app for learners of Irish Gaelic!

Featuring over a hundred Irish verbs – regular and irregular – the app makes for a handy reference tool. Additionally, the suite of learning games provide excellent drilling opportunities those tricky verb endings.

Irish verbs through games

The learning games include:

  • Infinitive quiz – test yourself on the meanings of each infinitive
  • Conjugation quiz – can you pick the correctly conjugated form for the prompt given?
  • Snap quiz – can you recognise when the prompt and the translation match up?
  • Gapfill – can you spell out the conjugated forms correctly from the letters given?

The games will also keep track of your confidence with each verb you practise. You can check your tally at any point in the performance section, which is colour-coded with a traffic lights system for convenience.

Irish Verb Blitz for Android is available from the Google Play store right now. Happy learning!

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French Verb Blitz for iOS now available!

French is the latest language to get the iOS treatment in our mammoth season of updates. French Verb Blitz for iOS is now available on the App Store!

For some time, Android users have had access to a wide range of languages in the Geoglot range of free apps. We’re currently working our way through that catalogue, with a steady release of the same offerings for Apple devices.

Big to small, at home on all

Users of the Android version will already be familiar with the no-nonsense, easy-to-use drill and reference tools in Verb Blitz. Now, they are perfectly at home on iOS too. And that’s whether you have just a small phone screen, or the ample real estate of the iPad Pro.s

The French version boasts more than 180 verb entries. The selection reflects some of the most common, everyday vocabulary in the language too. So you’ll not only improve your grammar – but you’ll boost your word power too.

Download French Verb Blitz for iOS for free from the App Store!

Click here for our full range of iOS apps.

Alternatively, take a look at our extensive catalogue of language tools for Android devices here.

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Italian Verb Blitz for iOS now available!

Italian learners can now practise and drill core Italian verbs with our new release for Apple devices, Italian Verb Blitz for iOS.

Packed with verbs – and features!

Featuring scores of Italian verbs, fully conjugated, the app makes a great reference tool. But it’s even more powerful as a means for drilling translations and conjugations. The app features a suite of simple but challenging games:

  • Infinitive Quiz: drill those meanings
  • Conjugation Quiz: become an expert in endings
  • Snap Quiz: test your translation skills
  • Gapfill: hone your spelling

The app will track which verbs you find trickiest, too. Tap into the Performance section to see a personal ranking of your verbs, based on your actual gameplay.

Italian grammar and vocabulary

Whats’ more, the verbs selected represent some of the most common words in the language. Because of this, the app makes an excellent vocabulary expander as well as grammar guide.

Italian, as a romance language, features a heavily declined verb system with myriad endings. As such, it can be overwhelming for students, especially those completely new to studying italiano. Fortunately, you can select which tenses to focus on in the app, rather than bombard yourself with all of them at once.

Only covered the present tense? Then just leave that one ticked. Want a mammoth drill challenge? Then tick them all! It’s up to you to choose a level: apprentice to master.

Download Italian Verb Blitz for iOS free from the App Store here!

See our iOS page for details of all our other Apple apps.

And Android users, don’t feel left out – check out our Android apps here!

Happy learning!

Announce your language passion with a Geoglot t-shirt!

We are very excited to announce the release of two rather different products from our usual line: Geoglot language t-shirts!

Wear your language geekness proudly on your chest with a choice of two different designs:

You can snap up both t-shirt designs from Amazon.com right now. They cost $16.99 each (US store only but international shipping available).

Happy learning – and enjoy telling others about it through your choice of attire! 🙂

Geoglot logo t-shirt

Geoglot logo t-shirt

Geoglot language geek t-shirt

Geoglot language geek t-shirt

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Romanian Verb Blitz now available on iOS!

Hot on the heels of its Android cousin, Romanian Verb Blitz for iOS is now available on the App Store! iPhone and iPad users can now learn, drill and consolidate over a hundred Romanian verbs on their devices.

The language is a typical member of the Romance family – full of tricky conjugations and oodles of endings. Verb Blitz takes some of the pressure off by providing a handy reference, as well as a suite of drill tools.

The verbs selected are amongst the most common words in Romanian. That makes the app a fantastic vocabulary expander for beginners, as well as the perfect grammar self-tester.

Gameify your Romanian

All the familiar Verb Blitz games are included:

  • Infinitive quiz (drill those meanings)
  • Conjugation quiz (get those endings under your belt)
  • Snap (hone your translation skills)
  • Gapfill (master those spellings)

What’s more, the app keeps track of your performance on each verb, so you can check your progress at any time. You might be surprised at the verbs you’re finding easiest / trickiest!

As little – or as much – as you like!

You can choose which tenses to drill in the app settings. Just beginning in the language? Try just the present tense for now. A dab hand? Test your mastery by selecting all tenses to test in the drill games.

Whatever your level, we hope there are plenty of linguistic goodies in the app for you. Check out our full range of iOS apps here for more language tools for your Apple device!

Romanian Verb Blitz for iOS is available for free in the App Store now!

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Romanian verbs? No problem with our new Android app!

Romanian learners can now hop on the Geoglot verb drill train, with our brand new release of Romanian Verb Blitz for Android!

It’s always an exciting moment when we release a new language at Geoglot. Romanian has been a particularly interesting one, especially for those of us who speak other romance languages. To those familiar with Italian, Portuguese, French or Spanish, Romanian will seem strangely familiar. It developed from the Latin spoken by Roman settlers in Dacia – roughly modern-day Romania and Moldova – and has been influenced by its surrounding non-romance languages too.

For learner of this fascinating language, Romanian Verb Blitz is both a handy reference and grammatical drill tool. With over 100 conjugations, there’s lots of opportunity to practise those tricky endings (typical for a romance language!).

Romanian vocabulary boosting

Not only that, but it’s also a great way to expand your everyday vocabulary. The verbs included represent some of the most commonly used words in Romanian, so you’ll boost your word power as well as your grammar.

All the familiar Verb Blitz drill games are there:

  • Infinitive quiz – drill those meanings
  • Conjugation quiz – test yourself on verb endings
  • Snap – translation practice
  • Gapfill – great for spelling / literacy skills

As little – or as much – as you like

You can select which tenses to play the games with – ideal for focusing on what you are currently learning. Only covered the present so far? Then just select that one in the settings. Want a fiendishly tricky test to test your language skills? Then select all of them!

What’s more, the app will track all the verbs that you have found trickiest across the games. You can review these at any time in the ‘Performance‘ section, and target them for more practice.

As always, Verb Blitz for Android remains a free download, supported by discreet in-app ads – but never in the activities themselves.

Download Romanian Verb Blitz for Android from the Google Play Store at this link!

Also, check out our other Android apps here. We love languages and we’re always adding new ones to the catalogue!

Happy learning!

 

 

Scandinavian languages are hands down the easiest for verbs!

Scandinavian verbs: Now listen and learn on iOS!

Our new trio of Scandinavian Verb Blitz apps for iOS was treated to a major update today. You can now click verb tables to listen to the verb phrases spoken!

Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Verb Blitz for iOS use Apple’s text-to-speech technology to deliver the same experience as users have done in our Android apps. The audio element turns the verb tables into a much more interactive experience that engages students’ listening skills.

Look, listen and learn

When browsing the verb tables in any of the apps, simply tap on a target language phrase to listen to the spoken form. It’s a great way to engage both visual and auditory learning styles. And doing so may mean those verbs stick even faster.

You can download the apps free from the App Store via the following links: