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A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages

A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages

| May 2, 2013 | 4 Comments

Most experts agree that the best way to learn a language is by immersing yourself in it. Now, with  more sophisticated technology, another theory around language learning is being tested: the use of avatars to practice speaking. Alongside traditional methods, like listening, repeating, and digital flashcards, created by companies like Rosetta Stone,  Livemocha, and AccelaStudy, […]

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¿Hablas español? There’s an App for That

¿Hablas español? There’s an App for That

| February 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

By Polly Stryker App stores are chock-a-block with apps for language learning. Most of them boast colorful flashcards and cute characters for kids, and others are translators that help travelers with phrases, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The big names are in the mix: Rosetta Stone has apps for both Android and iPhones/iPads, but they’re mobile companions […]

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Can an Online Game Crack the Code to Language Learning?

Can an Online Game Crack the Code to Language Learning?

| November 10, 2011 | 22 Comments

Practomime.com By Nathan Maton What can possibly get kids excited to learn a dead language? This was the challenge for Latin teacher Kevin Ballestrini. Ideally, he could take the entire class to Rome and walk them through the ruins, where they could practice speaking the language while learning the history. He found a way to […]

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