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This week in language learning, 5th to 12th Jan 2017

January 12, 2017


Happy New Year, language learners! I’m introducing a new feature, where I round up news and views about language learning from around the world. From Lifehacker: Rosetta Stone or Duolingo? This language learning showdown is truly a battle of two generations and two ideals. In one corner we have a company that has been around […]

App Review: the Bescherelle Conjugaison

February 17, 2012


Since the dawn of time, the school supply lists of French schoolchildren have included a book known as the Bescherelle. French verbs andtheir spellings are notoriously difficult, even for native speakers, and the Bescherelle is a kind of road map to help them (and their parents) navigate the pitfalls. It basically consists of list after […]

App review: Spanish for dummies

October 6, 2011


If you’re just starting out on your Spanish journey, you could do a lot worse than investing 69p in the Spanish for Dummies iPhone app. There’s a “words/phrases” section, which are handily divided up into categories like work, travel, greetings and small talk, and which you can then test yourself on, using the “flashcards” page. There’s […]