Just how effective are language learning apps? – The Tech Edvocate

This article was written by Mike Groves, Diana Hopkins and Tom Reid Around 70 million people – including Bill Gates – have signed up for the language learning app Duolingo. The app has received plenty of media attention, and its creators claim that it can help anyone with a smart phone learn a new language. The app is free, and promises all kinds of cutting edge features, such as adaptive algorithms to suit users’ learning speed, as well as gamification to boost motivation. They also claim that this app can provide members of poorer communities with access to language learning that would otherwise […]

Source: Just how effective are language learning apps? – The Tech Edvocate

Good summary/history of language teaching techniques here – Tep

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