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August 2020 — End of the month update

A good month for NativShark.

1 year.

That’s how long it took us to go from designs in Figma to a platform students could use.

That’s also the amount of time students have spent studying Japanese with NativShark in the first 20 days of the platform being l...

Under development

Interactive lesson elements
We sometimes need to present learning content in lessons in a unique way. This is especially true when we are trying to explain things like patterns, conjugations, and so on without showing huge and overwhelming tables to students. Adding these interactive lesson elements will fix this problem.
Content management platform upgrades
To speed up the rate at which we are able to release new learning content for students, we are making a wide range of improvements to our content management system, including improved user roles and permissions, a built-in system for content checks and balances, and an in-site recording booth.

NativShark stats

Content

235Core Lessons
1,079Vocab Flashcards
763Kanji Flashcards
7,112Dictionary Entries

Students

91,796Units Completed
20,944Hours Studied
Andrew Kean
41 Days
Longest Streak Holder
14,587Students
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On the horizon

Below you'll find some of the platform improvements that we'll be working on once we complete what we're busy with right now.

Dictionary & Search

We have a huge database of sentences that don't appear in units. This way, you can browse them, and maybe even add some to your custom flashcards. As well as find any lesson or concept easily.

Upgraded Shadow Loops

We're adding more options for looping, shuffling, searching, and quick-adding tracks, as well as stability improvements.

New & improved verb conjugation tools

Aside from a wide variety of much-needed improvements to our current Conjugation Drills tool, we'll also be adding a tool designed specifically for referencing conjugations.

In-line audio for individual words

We already have audio for all of the sentences in our platform, but we also want to have audio for each individual word. This way students can click on a word to hear how it's pronounced.