Duolingo adds short stories to its language-learning iPhone app

Duolingo's library of interactive short stories is finally available for mobile, particularly for iPhones. The language-learning portal's Stories feature, which offers over 100 fully voiced bite-sized stories designed to test your reading and listeni... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2019-10-29 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Duolingo introduces chatbots to help iPhone users learn a foreign language

There are many ways to try to learn a new language, ranging from audio books and text books, to software and web-based options. One learning tool that's proving popular at the moment is Duolingo, and a new feature has been introduced that helps to provide an immersive linguistic experience. It... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2016-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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43 of the Most Iconic Short Stories in the English Language

Last year, I put together this list of the most iconic poems in the English language; it’s high time to do the same for short stories. But before we go any further, you may be asking: What does “iconic” mean in this context? Can a short story really be iconic in the way of a […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-13 08:50:36 UTC ]
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Pearson adds free learning management tools to Google Apps for Education

Publishing and educational tools company Pearson on Thursday launched the beta version of OpenClass, a free, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that is integrated with Google Apps for Education, and will be available in the Google Apps Marketplace. Earlier today, techie Ryan Tyler... Continue reading at Betanews

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Cambridge University and First Story unveiled as BBC short story awards partners

First Story and the University of Cambridge are the new partners of the BBC’s short story awards, replacing BookTrust, in a three-year collaboration starting in 2018. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's apps: 'Technology interferes with the story in most apps'

Author and critic Nicolette Jones says shes never seen a picture-book app doing something a book cant do betterLots of developers and publishers are exploring the potential of interactive picture book-apps for children, but can they ever hope to deliver a reading experience comparable to books?... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Shortlist revealed for £30k Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

The final six stories competing for the £30,000 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award have been revealed, featuring British author Jonathan Gibbs and Scottish writer Rachael Fulton alongside four US writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-06 11:11:42 UTC ]
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Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award longlist revealed

American authors dominate the 2021 longlist for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award, the world’s richest short story prize with £30,000 for the winner. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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10 of the Best Gothic Horror Short Stories to Read Online

Whether it’s vampires or werewolves or mysterious patterns in wallpaper, writers of Gothic short stories have used all sorts of horrors and frights to chill our blood, ever since the horror short story developed in the early nineteenth century. Below, we pick ten of the very best Gothic horror... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2021-03-18 15:00:00 UTC ]
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Hogan wins Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize

Edward Hogan has won the 2020/21 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize for his submission "Single Sit".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Fitzcarraldo lands Onwuemezi's 'mesmerising' short story collection

Fitzcarraldo Editions is set to publish Dark Neighbourhood, the debut short story collection by Vanessa Onwuemezi. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-09 04:44:44 UTC ]
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Make Time For 15 of the Best Erotic Short Stories and Novellas

Short, fun erotic short stories that will leave you wanting more! Check out the best erotic short stories that you need to pick ASAP. Continue reading at Book Riot

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10 of the Best Short Stories by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812-70) is best-known for his fifteen novels and for shorter books like A Christmas Carol. However, Dickens’s was a restless talent, and during his publishing career that spanned more than thirty-five years, he also wrote countless articles, essays, and short stories. Although... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2021-02-25 15:00:13 UTC ]
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US Black History Month: Macmillan Learning Awards ‘Black Stories’

Three winning university students and three instructors are honored by a new Black Stories program from Macmillan Learning. The post US Black History Month: Macmillan Learning Awards ‘Black Stories’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-02-18 17:52:15 UTC ]
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Read the American short stories George Saunders thinks will stand the test of time.

There’s so much contemporary fiction released every day, it’s hard to keep track—and it’s hard to know which works will still be remembered in a year and which will slip into obscurity. Luckily, we have George Saunders to guide us. In an interview with Los Angeles Review of Books, Saunders was... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Macmillan Learning Announces Winners of First Annual “Black History, Black Stories” Contest

The contest was created by Macmillan Learning "to elevate Black voices in education and in recognition of the fight for social justice inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Books Briefing: 5 Short Stories to Read This Weekend

Exploring the diversity of The Atlantic’s original fiction: Your weekly guide to the best in books Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2021-01-29 15:30:00 UTC ]
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Audiobook Apps for Bilingual Readers and Language Learners

Whether you're practicing a language, or want to read a book in its original language, try these audiobook apps for language learning. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-01-20 11:39:00 UTC ]
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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Adds Five Languages to Its Site

Newly accessible in five more languages than before, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award site now offers its information in seven languages. The post Sheikh Zayed Book Award Adds Five Languages to Its Site appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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5 Must-Listen Short Story Collections on Audio

These beautifully narrated audiobook short story collections tell precise, polished tales about Black women, the fantastical, and more. Continue reading at Book Riot

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