When you sign up to Wozzol you will be given with a standard account to start with (your account is the login with username and password) This is the free version with limited options. In order to access all the settings you will need to get a 'premium account'. The premium account is available from 85 eurocents per month. With a premium account you can use a greater variety of learning methods and you have a better insight into your progress. In addition, you will be supporting the development of Wozzol in order to make Wozzol even better.
As a rule, you will first learn vocabulary in the foreign language and translate it into your native language. Once you have practiced the word a few times and know it well, you will learn the word from your native language to the foreign language. If you only want to learn the word from the foreign language to your native tongue then go to the word list. Click on the ‘=’ symbol between the words. This will change it into a '⇒' or a '⇐'. This will make it only teach you the word in one direction. You can do this for the whole list by clicking on the '⇓' above the table.
You get a knowledge point for every day that you remember a word. If you have learnt a word and the program estimates that you will remember the word for 5 days you will get 5 knowledge points for it. If you have remembered 100 words for about a month then you will get 3000 knowledge points. Try to collect as many knowledge points as you can. If you study regularly you will keep getting more knowledge points for every study session. If you have enough knowledge points you can decorate Wozzol with accessories (this is only possible if you are logged in) and you’ll really have something to brag about!
On an Android or Apple device this is still a standard option. To use it hold a letter on the keyboard down until special versions of the letter appear. On the website you can also use Windows to input words. For this you can type the accent (‘, or ‘) and then the vowel. Then the accent will appear on the vowel.
Go to the menu on the left and click on ‘Settings’. Place a tick by ‘Share own word lists’. Next you will receive an internet address which you can share with others. You can also share single word lists. If you select ‘Share word list’ in the menu of a word list you will receive a special URL which you can use to share the word list.
You can move word lists from other sources to Wozzol. To do so go to ‘My word lists’ in Wozzol and start a new list. Select the option ‘Input field’. Select the words in the other program and copy them to the clipboard (ctrl-c). Return to Wozzol and paste (ctrl-v) the text in the field. Add a title and click on ‘Save’. Now the word list is also available on Wozzol.
If you use Wozzol via www.wozzol.nl the voice will be provided via the browser. This only works in Chrome. So, you will need to use Chrome as your browser in order to have words spoken aloud. In the Android and Apple app the pronunciation will be performed by either Android or Apple’s text-to-speech engine. If this does not work well you can use the settings to select a different text-to-speech engine or download extra voices for better quality or a better accent.
Words with two meanings can be added to Wozzol in a variety of ways. If the word is in a context sentence then you can select the meaning to go with the sentence. You can also give a hint in the sentence as to which meaning you are looking for.
Here’s how it works:
He is a nice [neighbour]. = Hij is een leuke [buurman].
She is a nice [neighbour]. = Zij is een leuke [buurvrouw].
You can also give / multiple meanings. For example:
neighbour = buurman / buurvrouw
Here you only need to give one of the correct meanings.
Would you like to learn both translations well? Then you can turn it into two items:
[neighbour] = [buurman] / buurvrouw
[neighbour] = buurman / [buurvrouw]
If you don’t revise, you will forget vocabulary every day. This is why the number of words that you know keeps going down. This happens very quickly with new vocabulary. If you have known the words for a while, and have been tested on them before, then the words that you know will go down slowly. So: keep revisiting words to keep your knowledge up. You will gradually need to revisit the words less.