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  • An app to replace teachers for language students
  • An app to replace teachers for language students
    Ed Yourdon (2009) ©

An app to replace teachers for language students

Learning a new language is anything but easy. It takes time and money; often only accessible to the wealthy. Duolingo is a mobile and browser platform that promises to teach languages for free through gamification. But could an app really make a passable teacher for language students?



  • AltSchool provides personalised education AltSchool provides personalised education

    Not all kids like maths and science. Wouldn’t it be great if students could skip the subjects they find boring and instead focus on what they like best? At AltSchool, music, film or even robotics can be used as a vehicle for learning; kids will never play truant again.

  • Article image SmartSubs: why English is capturing hearts and tongues in France

    The French have fiercely defended their language for centuries, but via imported TV shows and the internet, English words are infiltrating – 'selfie' and 'troll' now appear in the two most popular French dictionaries. But in a nation with notoriously poor English skills, how can the French adapt?

  • Article image Education leaves the classroom

    As our society grows more complex, the educational landscape is becoming radically different. Our educational choices have multiplied exponentially, regardless of age, location or level, with the introduction of digital learning. But how effective are these new methods?

  • Article image Chineasy: learn a language of pictures

    It’s becoming increasingly common for people to express themselves through visual media and illustrations, and some are even embracing visual media as a teaching tool. Digital natives are throwing out the traditional educational textbooks and going for something more visual.