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Vocabla is a lean, mean, English vocab machine

Vocabla is a lean, mean, English vocab machine

Wiktor K. October 12, 2013 0

The best thing a foreign language learner can hope for is a helpful system that helps her learn. And the worst thing for a future polyglot? Too many learning systems! Vocabla could have been

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Beyond the Hour: Time in Language Learning

Beyond the Hour: Time in Language Learning

Wiktor K. June 15, 2013 1

Six years of my teaching and training career were paid “by the hour.” The same thing applied to all the language courses I took: and hour cost this much, and I got that much

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Apps, Immersion, User Engagement – Back to Duolingo

Apps, Immersion, User Engagement – Back to Duolingo

Wiktor K. June 1, 2013 3

  If I had to find my internet sweet-spot – the language lover’s paradise, the virtual playground for foreign language study – I’d go for Duolingo. This week the Android-loving polyglots have even more

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If Music Be the Language Course, Play On: 4 Spotify Apps to Tune Up Your Language

If Music Be the Language Course, Play On: 4 Spotify Apps to Tune Up Your Language

Wiktor K. March 29, 2013 0

Spotify used to be something I scoffed at – a nice way to enjoy music every now and then, but little else. Recently, though, it got a lot more awesome, and several of its

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Old Tools, New Tricks: 4 Polyglot-friendly Features

Old Tools, New Tricks: 4 Polyglot-friendly Features

Wiktor K. March 23, 2013 0

You probably know and love the feeling of discovering something new and useful in your toolbox – or a new app for your favourite phone – or a secret button in your car (OK,

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Google Drive and Docs for Language Learners

Google Drive and Docs for Language Learners

Wiktor K. December 10, 2012 4

My first language learning application was developed in 1990. A lot has changed since then. But the good ones – the really useful ones – have a lot in common with that 1990 oldie.

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