Russian Verb mastery made easy with our latest port to iOS!

Learning Russian and an iOS user? Now you can tap into the drill power of Russian Verb Blitz with our latest release on Apple’s Platform.

As a highly declined language, Russian can be an intimidating wall of endings for beginner to intermediate learners. Never fear: the key aim of the app is to make learning tricky conjugations just a little more systematic – and fun! Android users have enjoyed the app for some time – and now iOS users can get a piece of the action too.

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.

Core Russian vocab

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

The app is available from the iTunes App Store right now at $0.99 / £0.99 / €1,09. Click here to visit Russian Verb Blitz on the App Store!

Latvian Verbs? No problem with our new app for iOS!

Latvian language learners are in for a treat this week. Geoglot has released its popular Latvian Verb Blitz app for iOS!

Latvian 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!

Latvian 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 Latvian Verb Blitz from the iTunes App Store!

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)
Spanish Verb Blitz for iOS Menu
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!

 

Swedish Verb Blitz now available on iOS! 🇸🇪

Hot on the heels of its Norwegian cousin, Swedish Verb Blitz for iOS joins our growing catalogue of language apps on Apple’s App Store!

With well over a hundred verbs, Swedish Verb Blitz is a great way to practise your svensk grammar. And as they represent some of the most commonly used Swedish words, it’s also a great way to expand your vocabulary.

Swedish verb Reference and drill 🇸🇪

As well as the essential verb bank, there are multiple self-test tools included too. These include drills for meaning, as well as translation quizzes for conjugation practice. The full line-up is as follows:

  • Infinitive quiz
  • Grid quiz (infinitives)
  • Conjugation quiz
  • Snap game (conjugations)
  • Gapfill (spelling – ideal for writing practice)

Additionally, there’s a performance section to track your progress. Each time you play an activity, the app will note the verbs you found the trickiest. Just check back in ‘Performance’ to review and revise them.

Easy… And hard!

Learners of svenska are relatively lucky when it comes to learning verb tables. With its Scandinavian cousin languages, it shares a highly simplified system for person.

However, irregular verbs can still be tricky. Like other Germanic languages, some very common Swedish verbs change their root vowel to indicate tense – a feature called ablaut. In English, we see it at work in verb patterns like do – did – done and swim – swam – swum. A svensk example is the verb ‘to burn’, which is brinna – brann – brunnit.

You’ll find the most frequent of these so-called strong verbs here in the app, so you can learn, revise and drill.

Free for all

As always with our Verb Blitz apps, Swedish Verb Blitz is a free download, supported by in-app ads. We’ll never put ads in learning games themselves, but restrict them to menus for the least disruption.

Download Swedish Verb Blitz for iOS from the App Store from this link!

Norwegian learners: master those verbs with our new iOS app!

Finally, iPhone and iPad users can join the Verb Blitz party. Geoglot’s popular Norwegian Verb Blitz is now available as a free download on iOS!

Featuring a hefty verb bank of over 300 Bokmål verbs, it’s a great tool for learning some core norsk vocab. You can drill down into each of them for information on the simple past, past participle, and tense construction.

Powerful self-test drills

And what’s more, it’s a powerful drill tool, with several games for self-testing. These include:

  • Infinitive quizzes – drill those meanings!
  • Conjugation / tense quiz – can you pick the correct translation?
  • Gapfill quiz – hone those spelling skills

There’s also a nifty performance section, where you can see the verbs you’ve found trickiest throughout the exercises.

Norwegian verb quirks made easy

Typical for German languages on the Indo-European tree, Norwegian features a raft of so-called strong verbs. This means that the infinitive, simple past and past participle forms often differ in their vowel, amongst other things; compare “do – did – done” in English, another German languages. A good example is ‘to see’: in Norwegian, “se – så – sett” (see, saw, seen).

Norwegian Verb Blitz is full of these quirky strong verbs, giving learners plenty of material to chew on. But you’ll also find lots of regular, everyday verbs too, providing a rounded introduction to some essential core vocab in the language.

Download for free!

As with most of our apps, Norwegian Verb Blitz for iOS is a free app, supported by minimal in-app advertising. We’ll never put ads in an actual learning game, so they shouldn’t get in the way of your practice.

Norwegian Verb Blitz for iOS is available for free from the App Store now!

Learning Scottish Gaelic Numbers on iPhone and iPad

Scottish Gaelic joins the growing number of iOS Number Whizz apps with our latest iTunes release for iPhone and iPad!

Including native speaker sounds for many numbers, and a challenging set of games for drilling those cardinals, Scottish Gaelic Number Whizz is a great way to finally master that chore of language learning.

Scottish Gaelic Number Whizz is available on the iTunes App Store for 79p / $0.99 (with educational discount available for institutions) at the following link:

Scottish Gaelic Number Whizz on iTunes

Android users can get the app from Google Play at:

Scottish Gaelic Number Whizz on Google Play

Happy learning!

Scottish Gaelic