22 Oct '14

News Live Q&A: What is the best way to learn a language?

There are more ways than ever to learn a language, but how do you find one that suits your learning style and routine? Join us on 24 October, 1-3pm BST, to discussSince its launch in 2012 the Duolingo app has gained 50 million users. Its success has led it to become one of the names synonymous with the tech revolution in language learning, and not without good reason. In a recent interview for the series, its creator, Luis von Ahn, said: Theres an independent study that shows that if you use Duolingo for 34 hours you learn the same as you would in one university semester of language learning.So does this mean that the days of pouring over verb tables and memorising vocabulary lists are well and truly over? Not necessarily. Aside from the obvious fact that acquiring a new app doesnt simply equate to mastery of another language, it may not be an approach that works for everyone. Continue reading...

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