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ImprovingThai LanguageSkills-Using your Smart Phone

Discussing the use of apps to improve Thai language learning. ... With this in mind I decided to embrace some modern technology in the form of my Smart Phone(iPhone 4), to help me on my recent trip to Thailand.
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How to use mobile phones to learn languages
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Huawei announces a 360-degree VR camera for smartphones

Huawei announces a 360-degree VR camera for smartphones | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Huawei is joining the 360-degree camera war. The Chinese electronics company has revealed that it created a 360-degree clip-on for smartphones called Honor V

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Clifford Dive's curator insight, February 27, 5:53 AM
It appears that this is a China-only exploration of this product line.
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Learn a new language from native speakers with Verbling for Android

Learn a new language from native speakers with Verbling for Android | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Many studies have shown that learning a second language can boost cognitive function, even in old age! And with technology being easily accessible to most of us, learning a language has never been easier. Applications like Duolingo strive to become your personal smartphone-based tutor by providing students with interactive lessons and tests. However, these sort […]
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Another language exchange app.
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Musical Language Apps : learn a new language

Musical Language Apps : learn a new language | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
learn a new language - There are tons of apps and software programs that promise to help people learn a new language in an easy way, but MusíGlota sets itsel
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A unique approach for an app. The first of its kind as far as I'm aware.
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Futurism Infographics

Futurism covers the breakthrough technologies and scientific discoveries that will shape humanity’s future. Our mission is to empower our readers and drive the development of these transformative technologies towards maximizing human potential.


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A whole range of Infographics which could be used in an ELT setting to prompt discussion.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 21, 2:04 AM

Futurism has a great collection of science and technology related infographics. These are great for developing vocabulary or generating discussion.

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Are you ready to finally learn a second language?

Are you ready to finally learn a second language? | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
NYC Startup founded by Walsh Costigan has put together a service that matches you with a native speaker to have conversations at your convenience to help you learn a new language.
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The Quick Start Guide to Twitter for Language Learning

The Quick Start Guide to Twitter for Language Learning | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Lindsay Does Languages is a blog dedicated to all things language. Whichever language you're learning or teaching, there's something for you.
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Language Learning Showdown: Rosetta Stone vs. Duolingo

Language Learning Showdown: Rosetta Stone vs. Duolingo | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
There are so many language learning resources available now it can feel a bit overwhelming. Rosetta Stone and Duolingo are two of the most popular choices, but they each have their own perks and quirks. Let’s translate their key features so you can pick the right tool for your language studies.
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A basic comparison of the two competitors ignoring the various merits and weaknesses of both tools in teaching the four skills. 
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Top 7 Duolingo Alternatives for Better Language Learning | Beebom

Top 7 Duolingo Alternatives for Better Language Learning | Beebom | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Looking for language learning apps that offer better content and more languages than Duolingo? Here are 7 Duolingo alternatives for Android and iOS.
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7 alternatives are provided but whether they are better or not is another question.
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10 Free Mobile Apps To Help You Learn English Faster

10 Free Mobile Apps To Help You Learn English Faster | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Learning a language is one of the most rewarding things you can do. There are a lot of ways you can learn or improve your skills in a particular language, from
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A good selection including short reviews and some I'd not come across before.
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Google introduces Neural Machine Translation to Google Translate

Google introduces Neural Machine Translation to Google Translate | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Language is a beautiful thing. Yet, for some, there are large barriers to speaking with natives in other countries. Google Translate has made some strides... by Jordan Palmer in Google, News
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My Gamified Language Learning Experience With Duolingo - eLearning Industry

My Gamified Language Learning Experience With Duolingo - eLearning Industry | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Why Duolingo Gets Both Gamification And Learning Design Right. Learn more about the Duolingo Gamified Language Learning Experience!
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A glowing review of Duolingo.
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Language-Teaching Wearables : learning device

Language-Teaching Wearables : learning device | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
learning device - Learning a new language often requires extensive lessons or full immersion for an extended period, but the ‘Mersiv’ is
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IELTS Preparation Apps | Take IELTS

IELTS Preparation Apps | Take IELTS | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it

"1001 Ways” is a fun and educative mobile app that allows you to learn English accents from all over the world. All you have to do is watch a video of a person speaking and guess where the person is from. Test your listening skills and become an accent expert!


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 11, 2016 1:09 AM

A really nice free app from the British Council. Allows students to listen to accents from all over the world and add their own.

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Mondly Launches Virtual Reality for Learning Languages, Powered by Chatbots | Virtual Reality Reporter

Mondly Launches Virtual Reality for Learning Languages, Powered by Chatbots | Virtual Reality Reporter | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Mondly Launches Virtual Reality for Learning Languages, Powered by Chatbots  “The popular language education application has combined voice chatbot technology with speech recognition in virtual reality environments to create a completely new way to learn a language.” ATi Studios, creators of Mondly, has today released the first virtual reality app for language education to combine …
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Non-VR app version is available too.
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Top 5 Free Best Language Learning Apps 2017 | Techniblogic

Top 5 Free Best Language Learning Apps 2017 | Techniblogic | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Hope you like this list of top 5 free Best Language Learning Apps. We had a lot of fun trying these apps. It was hard to determine which one’s is the best
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Fairly predictable choice.
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ELSA - Learn to speak English like a native speaker

ELSA - Learn to speak English like a native speaker | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
ELSA is a mobile application that functions as a personal coach to help English learners around the world speak English more correctly and confidently.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 8, 11:00 PM

This AI powered pronunciation app looks interesting.

Billy Brick's curator insight, February 10, 3:43 AM
Interesting looking app focussing specifically on pronunciation.
Pipe Duke's curator insight, February 16, 1:13 PM

I think that is excellent this type of application because are useful to improve my skill as learnes of a second language and that's way  is posible be an good professor of English.

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The Quick Start Guide to Pinterest for Language Learning

The Quick Start Guide to Pinterest for Language Learning | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Lindsay Does Languages is a blog dedicated to all things language. Whichever language you're learning or teaching, there's something for you.
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16 Multifaceted Language Learning Apps for Any Modern Student | FluentU Language Learning Blog

16 Multifaceted Language Learning Apps for Any Modern Student | FluentU Language Learning Blog | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Learn languages with apps and you'll never look back. These app resources are perfect for language learners studying any foreign tongue. Download today!
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Duolingo's clubs make language learning a competition

Duolingo's clubs make language learning a competition | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Duolingo debuted chat bots to help you learn a new language back in October, but now the company is looking to offer a bit more human interaction. Today, i
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Google's AI can translate language pairs it has never seen

Google's AI can translate language pairs it has never seen | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Google's AI is not just better at grasping languages like Mandarin, but can now translate between two languages it hasn't even trained on. In a researc
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Google's neural network learns to translate languages it hasn't been trained on

Google's neural network learns to translate languages it hasn't been trained on | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
First time machine translation has used true transfer learning
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5 excellent apps for learning a language on the cheap | 148Apps

5 excellent apps for learning a language on the cheap | 148Apps | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Here are five of the best apps for learning a new language.
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Translation Tool Showdown: Google Translate vs. Microsoft Translator

Translation Tool Showdown: Google Translate vs. Microsoft Translator | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a globetrotter, language student, or business owner, tools like Google Translate and Microsoft Translator make it easier for everyone in the world to understand one another.
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Microsoft's Speech Recognition Tech Is Officially as Accurate as Humans

Microsoft's Speech Recognition Tech Is Officially as Accurate as Humans | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Microsoft's new speech recognition technology is able to transcribe conversational speech as well as (or even better than) humans. The technology scored a word error rate (WER) of 5.9%, which was lower than the 6.3% WER reported just last month.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 20, 2016 12:26 PM

I wonder what range of accents it can deal with.

Carol Hancox's curator insight, October 22, 2016 10:24 PM
Microsoft Speech Recognition
Trevor Corso's curator insight, October 25, 2016 9:37 AM
Wow! This is really cool I remember when speech recognition first came out on phones and was absolutely useless.  I may have to give this a try.