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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Kensington to Introduce Larger Mass Market Format

This bigger mass market paperback will make “for a more comfortable reading experience," said Kensington CEO Steve Zacharius, who noted that, with sales of the traditional format in steady decline, he believes the larger size could revitalize the format. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Aligning the User Data That Websites and Apps Collect With What Consumers Expect

With the California Consumer Privacy Act now the law, digital media companies are reevaluating their online data collection policies and the procedures Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-04-22 18:30:50 UTC ]
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Translating a Quality User Experience From Print Into Digital

Among the many degradations magazines have endured during the digital revolution, few are as heartbreaking as the erosion of the magazine design experience. Digital platforms are designed by engineers for engineers. The web browser shows little respect for any standardized flow and sequencing,... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-04-21 13:10:24 UTC ]
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How language can destroy or rebuild, per Times Book Prize fiction winner Ben Lerner

The author of "The Topeka School," winner of the 2019 Times Book Prize for fiction, speaks on poetry, debate, citizenship and crisis homeschooling. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-17 15:30:20 UTC ]
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Jeffrey Archer does 10-year foreign rights deal with Saga Egmont

Jeffrey Archer has signed a deal with digital publisher Saga Egmont to make his 37 books available across 11 languages. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-15 09:23:29 UTC ]
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Learning at Home in the Age of Covid-19

While schools are closed nationwide due to the pandemic, educational companies and publishers are rushing to offer digital resources for educators and families. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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OUP makes education and home learning resources free

Oxford University Press (OUP) has made many of its flagship educational and home learning resources available for free, in order to support teachers, parents and learners affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-08 06:50:42 UTC ]
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Bookwire Cites Growth in Spanish-Language Audiobooks, Ebooks

The Spanish and Latin American markets are expected to have 14,000 Spanish-language audiobooks available this year, and, with ebooks, continued to see growth in 2019. The post Bookwire Cites Growth in Spanish-Language Audiobooks, Ebooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-06 13:00:46 UTC ]
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Wizarding World Introduces Harry Potter at Home

Wizarding World of Harry Potter introduces Harry Potter at Home, a new collection of free resources for readers and educators. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-01 17:06:24 UTC ]
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Teresa Mlawer, Spanish-Language Publishing Pioneer, Dies at 75

Mlawer, one of the most recognized and respected people in the Hispanic publishing industry in the U.S., died on March 21; 'PW' Spanish-language editor Leyhla Aquile, who worked with Mlawer, offers a tribute. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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What book marketers can learn from B2B

The job of a book marketer is a tough one. You’ve likely got more titles than time, tight budgets and big expectations, and lot of different stakeholders, each with their own view on your priorities. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-22 20:13:11 UTC ]
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National Literacy Trust launches online zone to support home learning as schools close

The National Literacy Trust has launched new online zone for parents to engage children and support learning at home, with author videos, poetry workshops and illustration sessions, as schools close across the UK.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-19 01:46:19 UTC ]
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Building an Inclusive Learning Environment

A 2019 AASL Emerging Leaders team has developed a new toolkit for school librarians. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Introducing the FUSE Media Podcast

Publishing Executive is launching a new show: the FUSE Media Podcast. In the spirit of our annual FUSE Media Summit, the podcast will spark year-round dialogue with leading digital media executives and technology experts across consumer and B2B publishing. Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2020-02-27 17:02:56 UTC ]
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Introducing the FUSE Media Podcast

Publishing Executive is launching a new show: the FUSE Media Podcast. In the spirit of our annual FUSE Media Summit, the podcast will spark year-round dialogue with leading digital media executives and technology experts across consumer and B2B publishing. Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2020-02-27 17:02:56 UTC ]
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Lightning Source to Introduce 'Content Integrity' Guidelines

Lightning Source has sent a notice to all publishers who use Ingram’s print-on-demand service informing them that, as of April 27, it will remove print content from its catalog that falls within certain prohibited areas. The goal, Ingram said, is to uphold the quality of its content and to guard... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-26 05:00:00 UTC ]
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So many languages, so few books: Libraries struggle to reflect places they serve

Libraries across Southern California are aiming to serve the immigrant readers of rapidly changing cities by purchasing books in a variety of languages. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-17 13:00:04 UTC ]
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English language bookshop Coven reaches crowdfunder goal

Coven, an English language bookshop and café in Paris, has fulfilled its crowdfunding goal of around £21,000 to open a store dedicated to "intersectional feminism, engaged literature and ethical hospitality". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-08 16:28:22 UTC ]
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Lulu Wang’s Grandmother Learned That She Has Cancer From The Farewell, Lulu Wang’s Film About Not Telling Her Grandmother That She Has Cancer

“We haven’t talked about it, so I’ll see what happens when I see her,” Wang told the audience. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2020-01-06 00:00:34 UTC ]
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English language bookshop crowdfunder has week to raise £7,000

A crowdfunding campaign to create a “feminist safe haven” bookshop in Paris has only a week left to raise the remaining £7,000 needed to secure premises, after securing two-thirds of its financial target. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-02 16:26:28 UTC ]
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