Vocabuilder is a program to help you practice new words you learn in a foreign language. You type in
words and their meanings (denoted as
sense) as you learn them. The program will score your performance, and try to test you on the new words, or on words that you score poorly.
Download and run software:vocabuilder:vocabuilder.exe.
The self-extracting installer will save the program under
. You can run the program either by following
shortcut created on the desktop, or by double-clicking on
The program consists of the following components:
Dictionary: You can add a new
Word and its
Sense (meaning) to your dictionary, or remove an existing word-sense pair. Dictionary can also be used as reference; the words in the list will be filtered as you type into
Sense fields, allowing you to search through your dictionary. The dictionary with your scores are saved in the
C:\Program Files\Vocabuilder\Vocab.txt file, which you could also edit by hand.
Crossword Puzzle: A cross-word puzzle from your dictionary list is created. You can specify the size of the puzzle (Rows/Columns). The
quality option determines how long the program should search for a good-quality puzzle. The crossword will be displayed in your browser. Note that, unlike in other components, the crossword scores are not stored as part of your performance.