QNS: Free and discounted online language-learning resources for kids amid coronavirus crisis

QNS: Free and discounted online language-learning resources for kids amid coronavirus crisis. “With schools closed and students learning from home, a wide range of online language-learning resources are offering free or discounted courses to children of all ages. Resources like these, ranging from online tutors to video lessons to interactive games, can start your child on the path to advancing their skills in a foreign language or learning a new one from scratch!”

CBC: New Cree language app targets students, teachers and newcomers

CBC: New Cree language app targets students, teachers and newcomers. “More than 150 elders from five northern Alberta First Nations have contributed to a new tool designed to preserve Cree words and phrases. The free app, KTCEA Elders Speak, is a product of the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority, which oversees six schools within five northern Alberta First Nations: Peerless Trout First Nation, Whitefish Lake First Nation, Loon River First Nation, Lubicon Lake Band, and Woodland Cree First Nation.”

Phys .org: Bellevue startup uses artificial intelligence to help English learners’ pronunciation

Phys .org: Bellevue startup uses artificial intelligence to help English learners’ pronunciation. “Bellvue-based Blue Canoe’s mobile app directs its users to repeat sentence prompts and record them. Speech-recognition technology then analyzes the recordings and uses machine-learning models to point out the differences. When users spend 10 minutes per day on the app, personalized feedback from an artificially intelligent (AI) teacher informs students precisely how they mispronounced words.”

MakeUseOf: 6 Fun Ways to Learn a New Language by Immersion

MakeUseOf: 6 Fun Ways to Learn a New Language by Immersion. “Instead of relying on memorizing translations, these techniques teach you by integrating lessons in your routine activities. For instance, when you’re reading the news. This enables you to better understand how you can put the language’s fundamentals to use in real-life conversations. Here are the best language immersion apps and services you can try.”

CNET: 10 of the best language learning apps that will actually make you fluent

CNET: 10 of the best language learning apps that will actually make you fluent. “General introductory courses can spark an interest in a language that leads to more advanced courses, studying abroad, masters programs and more. But those of you who don’t want to go back to school still have options for learning a new language to travel, enrich yourself or better connect with your heritage. Here are the 10 best apps that make it easy for you to learn a language at your own pace.”

500 Days of Duolingo: What You Can (and Can’t) Learn From a Language App (New York Times)

New York Times: 500 Days of Duolingo: What You Can (and Can’t) Learn From a Language App . “If mobile language-learning apps are to be believed, it’s never been easier to pick up another language. Just spend 20 minutes a day with a few virtual flashcards and you’ll be fluent in no time! The reality is a lot more nuanced — and arguably more disappointing — than that.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Ways to Watch Netflix and Still Learn a New Language

MakeUseOf: 5 Ways to Watch Netflix and Still Learn a New Language . “Netflix streams to more than 190 countries around the world. While most of the content is in English, the streaming platform also supports 22 languages that include Arabic, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese. It could be a great way to pick up a second or third language and learn how it is spoken colloquially. Or, you could just pay attention and improve your English too. The right movie or TV show is fine alone. But these Chrome extensions for Netflix will help to immerse you into your favorite languages immediately. And you won’t feel guilty either!”