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Duolingo – Learn A Language By Translating Text « AppVita

Duolingo – Learn A Language By Translating Text « AppVita | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Learning a new language is something that's at the top of most people's bucket lists, and yet very few people actually get around to becoming fluent in a foreign tongue. Duolingo is a web-based tool that people can use to ...
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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.

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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.
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Can an App Save an Ancient Language?

Can an App Save an Ancient Language? | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
From the Chickasaw Nation to Congo, tribes try new tech to keep their ancient tongues alive 
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How to use the Google Translate app in the classroom - Daily Genius

How to use the Google Translate app in the classroom - Daily Genius | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
You might think that Google Translate would be a way of replacing language lessons, rather than supplementing them. Thankfully, you’d be wrong. And here’s some tips as to why.

Mike Reading, of the Using Technology Better YouTube channel talks first about how to use the app, with a few tips on how to get the best out of it.

Then, perhaps more usefully, he talks about the ways you can use it in the classroom – not to encourage laziness amongst students, but to get them to discuss accuracy – give them some text, let Google translate it and then have a discussion about is accurate or not, where’s the grammar wrong, and so to learn to understand that translation can be more art than science, and that technology can help them interact with information in a different kind of way.

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Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning

Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
I particularly encouraged them to think about 'authentic' apps rather than those made for learning. This is because in many ways I feel that most made for learning apps have made very little pedagogical progress beyond their roots in CALL from the last century.

I also believe that encouraging students to get 'hands on' with authentic apps has a much more important role in helping them to develop digital literacies which they can use outside of the classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 23, 2016 11:51 AM

This is a blog post from back in 2013.

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10 best language learning apps

10 best language learning apps | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it

Our ten favourite language learning mobile apps. Some of them you are familiar with, but some are new for sure!

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HelloTalk: 10 bizarre tricks no one told you about

HelloTalk: 10 bizarre tricks no one told you about | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it

HelloTalk is one of those apps that a language learner just can’t do without. 

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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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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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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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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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Can Duolingo's chatbot teach you a foreign language?

Can Duolingo's chatbot teach you a foreign language? | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
The less embarrassed you are, the better you tend to be at learning languages. The answer? Chatbots
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6 Shockingly Good Apps for Learning Mandarin Chinese

6 Shockingly Good Apps for Learning Mandarin Chinese | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it
Want to learn Chinese while you're on the go? Do you have a smartphone or tablet? Here are 6 of the best Chinese learning apps available today!
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7 tips to learn foreign languages on the road

7 tips to learn foreign languages on the road | Mobile Phones and  Language Learning | Scoop.it

All long-term travellers know how important it may be to know the basics of a language in the country they’re heading to. Here is how to study on the road, with apps and other resources.

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