LanGeek offers a dynamic feature that allows users to share their custom wordlists, enhancing the collaborative and social aspects of language learning. This functionality enables learners to share their curated vocabulary sets with others, fostering a community of shared knowledge and resources.

How the Custom Wordlist Sharing Feature Works

  1. Creating and Sharing Wordlists: On LanGeek, users can share the wordlists they have created with others. This feature is especially useful for study groups, classroom settings, or language learning communities where shared resources can significantly enhance the learning experience.
  2. Privacy and Public Access: All custom wordlists are private by default, ensuring that users have full control over their content. To share a wordlist, users must first make it public. This added layer of privacy ensures that users only share the wordlists they want to.
  3. Generating and Sharing Links: Once a wordlist is made public, users can generate a unique URL that can be shared with others. This URL gives access to the public wordlist, allowing others to view and add it to their own accounts.
  4. Bookmarking Shared Wordlists: People who receive the link to a public wordlist can bookmark it. Once bookmarked, the wordlist will appear in their “My Wordlists” page under the “Bookmarked Wordlists” section. This makes it easy for users to manage and access shared wordlists.
  5. Follower Visibility: The user who created the wordlist will be able to see who has bookmarked their wordlist. These individuals will appear as followers on the wordlist page, allowing the creator to see who is benefiting from their shared content.

Step-by-Step Guide to Sharing a Wordlist

  1. Navigate to “My Wordlists”: Log in to the LanGeek website and go to the “My Wordlists” section from the top menu by clicking on your avatar.
  2. Select the Wordlist: In the “Created by me” tab, select the wordlist you wish to share and access its page.
  3. Locate the Share Icon: On the wordlist’s page, find the share icon located adjacent to the “study” button and click it.
  4. Enable Public Access: In the pop-up window that appears, enable the “Public” toggle. Upon activation, a unique URL will be generated below.
  5. Share the URL: Copy the generated URL and share it with anyone you’d like to have access to your wordlist. They can view the wordlist and add it to their account via this link.
  6. Managing Bookmarked Wordlists: Once someone bookmarks your shared wordlist, they can find and manage it in their “My Wordlists” section, under “Bookmarked Wordlists.”

Practical Uses of the Custom Wordlist Sharing Feature

  • Teachers and Classrooms: Educators can create and share wordlists with their students, making it easier to distribute vocabulary sets tailored to their curriculum. This ensures that all students have access to the same resources, facilitating a cohesive learning experience.
  • Collaborative Learning: Classmates can create a shared wordlist for collaborative learning. By pooling their resources, they can collectively build a comprehensive vocabulary list that everyone can use and benefit from.
  • Online Courses: Online course providers can share vocabulary wordlists with users who have purchased the course. This ensures that learners have access to essential vocabulary tailored to the course content, enhancing their learning experience.
  • Study Groups: Members of a study group can share wordlists with each other, allowing everyone to benefit from the collective knowledge and efforts of the group. This is particularly useful for exam preparation or group projects.
  • Language Learning Communities: In language learning communities, users can share wordlists on specific topics or themes. This allows members to explore new vocabulary areas and benefit from the curated lists created by others.