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 is said that one of the best ways to learn a language is to visit the country that speaks it and surround yourself with native speakers. As this is not always possible, Duolingo's new chatbot feature could be the next best thing. The chatbots are currently only available to iPhone… [Continue Reading] Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2016-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Crystal Hana Kim and Laura van der Berg on What It Means to ‘Learn to Write’

After reading and loving Crystal Hana Kim’s debut novel, If You Leave Me, it was a great joy to team up with her for a joint paperback celebration. This conversation took place at the lovely Books Are Magic in early September. We talked about what it feels like to be a year out from publication, […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-10-07 08:49:33 UTC ]
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Area man attempts to sell self-published book to 50 bookstores in 50 days, learns lesson along the way.

As reported in The Republic, Columbus, Ohio’s Mason Engel had already tried to get his self-published reboot of Orwell’s dystopian classic, 1984, into the hands of New York literary agents—like, right into their actual hands. After reaching number one in Amazon’s dystopian fiction category,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-25 15:11:55 UTC ]
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The Bookseller introduces new fully compostable magazine wrapper

The Bookseller magazine will now be delivered in fully compostable material for the first time, replacing its previous recyclable polythene wrap. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-13 10:39:06 UTC ]
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Lynda Barry Explores the Language of Art

The cartoonist and educator uses comics to help readers unleash creativity in 'Making Comics.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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R.O. Kwon on Writing Religion, and Learning to Be a Teenager From Dawson’s Creek

This week on The Maris Review, R.O. Kwon joins Maris Kreizman to discuss her new book The Incendiaries. On finding a life in the arts: Maris Kreizman: Are the questions you receive from undergrads about craft? I imagine on your book tour you experienced a lot of people who had also given up... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-29 08:47:40 UTC ]
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All the fun of the fair: insight from English-language exhibitors

Beijing International Book Fair returnees give us an indispensable glimpse into the Chinese market and extol the benefits of attending the fair. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-20 13:59:20 UTC ]
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Brenda Wineapple on What We Can Learn from the First Impeachment

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[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-15 08:48:37 UTC ]
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Introducing the 2019 Folio: 100 and Rising Stars Honorees

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[ Folio Magazine | 2019-08-13 19:29:59 UTC ]
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The past half-decade has seen a digital subscription renaissance in the news publishing industry. Publishers are increasingly recognizing a market Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-08-13 17:00:55 UTC ]
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[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-08-13 17:00:24 UTC ]
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ADVFN Books strikes foreign rights deal with Harriman House

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[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-12 13:34:13 UTC ]
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As a language dies, who will mourn? Should anyone?

Anthropologist Don Kulick records changes in a remote village’s way of life — and his own impact. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-09 15:38:56 UTC ]
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[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-30 08:47:17 UTC ]
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How Google Is Thinking About Its Upcoming Changes for User Privacy

Earlier this year, Google outlined upcoming changes to its marketing-leading Chrome browser that are likely to prompt seismic changes for digital media trading with the company's leading privacy executive tipping the privacy overhaul for a 2019 launch. Speaking last week at Adweek's inaugural... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-07-29 18:27:32 UTC ]
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Cranachan and Black & White scoop Scots language grants

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[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-28 10:22:14 UTC ]
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[ Book Riot | 2019-07-18 10:36:40 UTC ]
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[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-07-18 09:51:43 UTC ]
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[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2019-07-12 16:05:23 UTC ]
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[ The Washington Post | 2019-07-09 16:10:36 UTC ]
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[ The Washington Post | 2019-07-09 15:44:59 UTC ]
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