ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and language software, today announced the release of ABBYY Tutor 2.0, a vocabulary building application for Microsoft® Windows Mobile® devices. The current version is designed for Russian-speaking users to easily memorize English words.
The new application combines modern methods of learning foreign words with quality electronic dictionaries developed on the basis of ABBYY Lingvo x3. ABBYY Tutor is a useful software tool for people with different levels of English proficiency and those who need to quickly learn English words from certain subject areas. The program will also help users consolidate knowledge acquired at language courses and get ready for business negotiations or a trip to an English-speaking country by developing their vocabulary.
ABBYY Tutor 2.0 offers a unique learning dictionary containing 5,000 common words, with entries arranged according to the frequency of their use. It also includes subject dictionaries for most popular topics including travel, work, restaurant, shopping and weather. In addition, users can create individual dictionaries and add words they wish to memories (for example, new words given at the language course) into ABBYY Tutor from the Lingvo dictionary base or any other source.
The mobile application offers four effective exercises for memorizing new words and revision of what has already been learnt. At the first launch, the program offers users a test to determine their level of language proficiency. Once the level is specified, ABBYY Tutor indicates words that correspond to it and skips the learning-from-scratch stage if necessary. The application also allows checking user’s vocabulary at any time of the learning process thanks to special “Examination” function. If a user translates a word incorrectly, ABBYY Tutor adds this word to a basic lesson for revision and consolidation.
“This is a unique application — it lets you to automatically specify the complexity level before learning. This makes it a useful tool for people with different levels of language proficiency,” commented Katya Solntseva, director of Mobile Products Department at ABBYY.
ABBYY Tutor 2.0 is available via the online store at http://www.abbyy.com and through ABBYY’s partners allowing users to choose a time-limited or full license to run the program. A free, time-limited trial version is available for download. For more information about ABBYY Tutor 2.0, please visit http://www.abbyy.com/tutor.