Duolingo: Five reasons it’s a show-stopper for linguists

An owl, much like the Duolingo mascot!

I was quite late to the Duolingo party. It might be a wee bit of jealousy, perhaps; as an educational app developer, you look at software like Duolingo and think: wow,¬†that is an educational app. But lately, I’ve bitten the… Continue reading

Anki for iOS – on the cheap

Coins

Like all the best language hackers, I’m a long-time convert to the Anki flashcards system. It’s one of the power tools of language learning, combining science-smart learning methodology¬†with a simple, no-nonsense interface and complete customisability. I use it to build… Continue reading