Updates about new features and important releases !
You can now add your own notes to any story.
Click on any word in the text that you find important, and add any reminder you like, for later review ! The annotated text will be highlighted in yellow, and will be marked with a small number, like a footnote. If you want to annotate a longer phrase, use the ← → arrows to add or remove words.
You can add notes wherever you work with a story: in Practice, Preview and Review modes.
If you share the story with a friend, your friend will also see your notes.
If a teacher puts the story in a group library — the teacher's notes will be visible to the whole group ! Other group members can add their own notes as well, but they remain private — not seen by anyone else.
You can now estimate your CEFR level using an "adaptive test" : Revita will ask you a series of questions, to estimate your level quickly — "adaptive" means each question is specially selected based on your answers to previous questions. Usually the estimate is ready after 40-50 answers.
(For now, adaptive testing is available only for Russian. It will be available for other languages soon.)
Two new modes are available for working with stories:
When the learner (or the teacher) uploads a new story, Preview Mode allows you to see what words and phrases in the story will be used in exercises. If you are curious, you can also examine what kind of exercises will be offered — by clicking in the text.
After you've done exercises with a story, you can return to it to review your answers and Revita's feedback!
Competition mode is now available: you can compete against an opponent while doing exercises with any story in the library.
For now, your opponent is a BOT — tailored to be similar to you: it reads text at about the same pace as you, and knows about the language approximately as well as you. Therefore the competition should not be too easy and not too hard.
You can now share any story you like with your friends:
The teacher can share a story with an entire group of students. Use the same Share button, and select "Share with group". The story will appear in the Group Library !
We have improved the design of the Home Page for the desktop — the main functions are now on the Menu Bar for faster and more convenient access.
The News Bell icon will let you know when new features are released — the Bell will have a small red number to notify you.
Now If you encounter any problem or error:
The Leaderboards now track learners who are in the lead — based on practice time.
Remember: practice leads to perfection!
The Chinese language has been added, in BETA (β) mode.
Please note: BETA languages are in early stages of development, and will evolve over time.