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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[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-06-02 10:00:04 UTC ]
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For the love of language: ‘Our Riches’ celebrates reading

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[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-01 04:28:42 UTC ]
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[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-05-06 16:00:05 UTC ]
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