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Discontinuing Vocabulary Builders on Angula

Language learning is an enriching journey that requires comprehensive and effective tools to help learners grasp new concepts and enhance their skills. At Angula, we are committed to providing the best learning experience for our users. With this in mind, we have made the decision to discontinue our Vocabulary Builders for isiZulu, Setswana, isiXhosa, Xitsonga, Sesotho, and Sepedi, effective from the 31st of July. This blog post aims to explain the reasons behind this decision, shed light on the alternative offerings, and address how this change will impact users' statistics and progress.

Streamlining Course Offerings:

Our primary goal is to streamline our course offerings and provide a more comprehensive learning experience for our users. By focusing on a more structured approach, we can ensure that learners receive a well-rounded education in their target languages. We believe that consolidating our resources and efforts into fewer courses will enable us to deliver more impactful and effective language learning tools.

Limitations of Vocabulary Builders:

While the Vocabulary Builders served as a valuable resource for learners, they had inherent limitations that hindered their ability to provide a holistic learning experience. One of the main drawbacks was the inability to explain concepts properly. Vocabulary alone cannot fully convey the intricacies of a language. Learners need context, grammar rules, sentence structures, and cultural nuances to truly grasp a language. By discontinuing the Vocabulary Builders, we can redirect our focus toward providing a more comprehensive learning solution that encompasses all of these essential aspects.

Lack of Structure:

Another significant factor contributing to the decision was the lack of structure in the Vocabulary Builders. While learning new words is undeniably important, it is equally crucial to understand how those words fit into the larger framework of a language. Vocabulary Builders often lacked the structured approach needed to help learners progress smoothly from basic to advanced levels. By transitioning to our Beginner Courses, we can offer a more coherent and sequential learning path, ensuring learners develop a solid foundation and progress with confidence.

Transitioning without Impacting Statistics and Progress:

We understand that many users have been diligently using our Vocabulary Builders, and we want to assure you that this change will not affect your language learning streaks, progress, or other statistics. All your achievements, including streaks, milestones, and progress statistics, will remain intact as you transition to our Beginner Courses. You can continue building upon your language skills without any interruption or loss of data.

Embracing Beginner Courses:

To ensure a smooth transition for our users, we strongly encourage everyone to start utilizing our Beginner Courses for isiZulu, Setswana, isiXhosa, Xitsonga, Sesotho, and Sepedi. These courses have been designed to provide a structured and immersive learning experience. With a focus on grammar, sentence formation, cultural insights, and practical vocabulary, learners can establish a strong foundation in their target language from the very beginning. Our Beginner Courses will enable learners to develop a comprehensive understanding of the language, empowering them to communicate effectively and confidently.

Upcoming Discontinuation of Vocabulary Builders for Tshivenda, siSwati, and isiNdebele:

We understand that users of Tshivenda, siSwati, and isiNdebele languages may be wondering about the availability of our Vocabulary Builders for their respective languages. We are pleased to announce that Beginner Courses for Tshivenda, siSwati, and isiNdebele will be rolled out in August. Once these Beginner Courses are available, we will discontinue the Vocabulary Builders for these languages as well. This ensures that learners of all the languages we support will have access to the more structured and immersive learning experience provided by our Beginner Courses.


At Angula, we constantly strive to improve and refine our language learning offerings to meet the evolving needs of our users. Discontinuing our Vocabulary Builders for isiZulu, Setswana, isiXhosa, Xitsonga, Sesotho, and Sepedi allows us to concentrate our efforts on providing a more comprehensive and structured learning experience. By embracing our Beginner Courses, learners will have the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in their target language and progress towards fluency with confidence. We are excited about this transition and look forward to supporting our users in their language-learning journey while preserving their valuable statistics and progress.


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