What teaching method does Encore!!! use?
Encore!!! uses the L1-L2 method of language learning.
L1 is the language you know and L2 is the language you wish to learn (in the current version, English is the default language). One can also choose to turn off the English, so that only the L2 language is heard.
The content of the library in the app contains words and sentences organized for a beginner to gradually reach an intermediate level.
Each language pair* offers about 25,000 words in English and the corresponding 25,000 words in the second language.
(To place this in context, “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck contains 29,160 words, “Animal Farm” by George Orwell has 29,996 words, “Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway has 26,601 words, “The Giver” by Lois Lawry has 43,617 words.)
(*a pair includes English and one of 12 languages: English, Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, and Spanish. More languages will become available).
New content is added to the app through the My Entries feature.