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More language for your click: 3 simple ways to make Freerice teach you more

More language for your click: 3 simple ways to make Freerice teach you more

Wiktor K. June 28, 2014 Comments Off

From the word go, I was charmed by the idea behind Freerice – get a question right, click through to the next one, help fight world hunger. This worked for my English students, worked

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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 Comments Off

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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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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The Full Memrise Review: Web + App + Behind the Scenes

The Full Memrise Review: Web + App + Behind the Scenes

Wiktor K. May 26, 2013 3

Happy times for language hackers. Memrise has finally got the Android app out – and now is a good time to come back to this super-popular learning service. How does this help language learners?

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Tonight Only: Ancient Language Learning Method Finally Revealed

Tonight Only: Ancient Language Learning Method Finally Revealed

Wiktor K. April 23, 2013 1

  You’ve been given fool-proof methods, total immersion package holidays, smartphone apps and programmed interval revisions. You’ve signed on crash courses and dragged your laptop through endless language-learning hangouts. Tonight I’m sharing a secret

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Two memory techniques for forgetful language learners

Two memory techniques for forgetful language learners

Wiktor K. February 8, 2013 Comments Off

“Tip of the tongue” must be the world’s most hated place. That feeling when you can almost remember the word in a foreign language – but it never comes to you until it’s too

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