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Forget apps, the best way to learn a new language is still by talking with another human

Forget apps, the best way to learn a new language is still by talking with another human | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
It’s good to get the grammar right, but it’s OK if you don’t.
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The idea is that, if you are speaking to someone, it’s good to get the grammar right, but it’s OK if you don’t: if you do get the grammar right, but your pronunciation is so bad that the person can’t understand what you are saying, that’s much worse. It’s equally bad if you are so worried about getting the grammar completely correct that you are too hesitant to take part in a conversation. 

Apps like Duolingo can be a useful supplement when you are learning a language—but not a substitute. 

The great beauty of the communicative approach, or some would say its great failing, is its ability, like language itself, to adapt and adopt new ideas. It brings in ideas and techniques from all the history of language teaching, and as long as they help the students communicate effectively, they are accepted

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Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong

Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

"An extended conversation with the legendary linguist Noam Chomsky" - language, AI, cognition, evolution, science, philosophy

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