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Are language learning applications truly effective?

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  1. 1. Let's Tech The Power of Language Learning Apps BY: ANNA FRENKEL Photo: Visualhunt
  2. 2. In a technologically advanced and technologically driven society we have access to many applications (apps) for our phones, tablets and laptops. Are these apps effective in helping us learn new languages, or do they hinder our learning? Photo: Visualhunt
  3. 3. Are language learning applications truly effective?  Photo: Visualhunt
  4. 4. 10 Million Users Use the app Duolingo [1]
  5. 5. Duolingo Top free language learning app [2] Photo: Visualhunt
  6. 6. Rosetta tone Best paid language app [2] Photo: Visualhunt
  7. 7. DuolingoLanguage Learning App [2] $0 20 Languages Average Lesson = 4 mins Photo: Visualhunt
  8. 8. Rosetta Stone Language Learning App [2] $229/year Offers 30 languages Average lesson = 30 mins
  9. 9. People Drawn to apps? Why are Photo: Visualhunt
  10. 10. Environment [7]  Tech provides a "Non-Judgmental" Comfort Photo: Visualhunt
  11. 11. Convenience of North Americans own a cell phone [3] 90%  Photo: Visualhunt
  12. 12. “Smartphones are designed to get us to check them repeatedly - new emails, text messages, facebook updates beckon through the day, urging us to constantly pull the device out of our pocket” - Liraz Margalit 10 Photo: Visualhunt
  13. 13. We check our phones 150  times per day [4] Photo: Visualhunt
  14. 14. 27 Average Number of Apps Photo: Visualhunt [5]
  15. 15. 65% of our online time  on our PHONES We Spend [11] Photo: Visualhunt
  16. 16. 85% We spend of our mobile time  on apps [6] Photo: Visualhunt
  17. 17. Effectiveness of Language Learning Apps Photo: Visualhunt
  18. 18. 17 students 18 students More when taught using tech Remember [8] Photo: Visualhunt
  19. 19. 55 hours Using Rosetta Stone for 1 semester is equivalent to  of lanuage classes [12] Photo: Visualhunt
  20. 20. 34 hours Using Duolingo for 1 semester is equivalent to of lanuage classes [9] Photo: Visualhunt
  21. 21. HOW DO THESE APPS WORK? Photo: Visualhunt
  22. 22. Gamification Game elements to learning Adding [13] Photo: Visualhunt
  23. 23. Speech Recognition Photo: Visualhunt
  24. 24. Language Placement Testing PROGRESS TESTING & [14] Photo: Visualhunt
  25. 25. Vocabulary Reinforcement [14] Photo: Visualhunt
  26. 26. SCHEDULING POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT REMINDING Photo: Visualhunt [14]
  27. 27. Language applications can be accessible, helpful and fun! When the effort is put in and the app is accessed often, language apps can be as effective as studying a language at university, and more affordable.  Photo: Visualhunt
  28. 28. Works Cited: 1. Gotthilf, Gina. "10 Million Users and Counting." Duolingo: Learn Spanish, French and Other Languages for Free. N.p., 2014. Web. 19 May 2017. <https://www.duolingo.com/comment/862650/10-million-users-and-counting>. 2. Duffy, Jill. "The Best Language-Learning Software of 2017." PCMAG. N.p., 17 Mar. 2017. Web. 19 May 2017. <http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381904,00.asp>. 3. Matrix, Sidneyeve. "Digital Literacies." Module 1. 3 May. 2017. Lecture. 4. Matrix, Sidneyeve. "Digital Literacies." Module 2. 8 May. 2017. Lecture. 5. Rosoff, Matt. "The App Explosion Is over." Business Insider. Business Insider, 31 May 2016. Web. 19 May 2017. <http://www.businessinsider.com/average-number-of-apps-vs-time-spent-2016-5>. 6. Matrix, Sidneyeve. "Digital Literacies." Module 3. 15 May. 2017. Lecture. 7. Stott, Helen. "Do Language Learning Apps Work?" Capita Translation and Interpreting. N.p., 28 Apr. 2016. Web. 19 May 2017. <https://www.capitatranslationinterpreting.com/do-language-learning-apps-work/>. 8. Alex, Julie. "Does Using Technology Help Students Retain Information They Learn?" PENN State College of Education. N.p., 14 Apr. 2007. Web. 6 May 2017. <http://ed.psu.edu/pds/teacher-inquiry/2007/alexjinquiry0607.pdf>. 9. Pearl, Mike. "Are Duolingo Users Actually Learning Anything Useful?" Vice. N.p., 12 Jan. 2017. Web. 19 May 2017. <https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/are-duolingo-users-actually-learning-anything-useful>. 10. Matrix, Sidneyeve. "Digital Literacies." Module 3. 15 May. 2017. Lecture. 11. Matrix, Sidneyeve. "Digital Literacies." Module 1. 3 May. 2017. Lecture. 12. Vesselinov, Roumen, and John Grego. "Duolingo Effectiveness Study." N.p., Dec. 2012. Web. May 22. <http://static.duolingo.com/s3/DuolingoReport_Final.pdf+>. 13. "Gamification – Gaming Is Not Just for Gamers." Capita Translation and Interpreting. N.p., 03 May 2017. Web. 23 May 2017. <https://www.capitatranslationinterpreting.com/gamification/>. 14. "Rosetta Stone® Advantagefor Public Sector." Language Training - Advanced Public Sector Learners - Rosetta Stone®. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 May 2017. <http://www.rosettastone.com/publicsector/advantage>.
  29. 29. All graphics are from royalty-free websites, and found on the website visualhunt. They are listed in the order that they appear in the presentation. Photos: 1. https://visualhunt.com/photo/4849/ 2. https://visualhunt.com/photo/201061/ 3. https://visualhunt.com/photo/193570/ 4. https://visualhunt.com/photo/6551/ 5. https://visualhunt.com/photo/192127/ 6. https://visualhunt.com/photo/219389/ 7. https://visualhunt.com/photo/5543/ 8. https://visualhunt.com/photo/217405/ 9. https://visualhunt.com/photo/3475/aerial-view-of-camera-and-digital-tablet-on-wooden-table/ 10. https://visualhunt.com/photo/3260/ 11. https://visualhunt.com/photo/192218/ 12. https://visualhunt.com/photo/3370/ 13. https://visualhunt.com/photo/197646/ 14. https://visualhunt.com/photo/199833/ 15. https://visualhunt.com/photo/201365/ 16. https://visualhunt.com/photo/1084/ 17. https://visualhunt.com/photo/8616/abstract-image-of-human-hands-covered-with-world-map-against-clouds-in- summer-sky/ 18. https://visualhunt.com/photo/192401/ 19. https://visualhunt.com/photo/3519/digital-tablet-on-laptop/ 20. https://visualhunt.com/photo/139/laptop-and-blank-sheet-of-paper-on-wooden-table/ 21. https://visualhunt.com/photo/3504/conference-table-with-chairs-and-lamps-with-windows-in-background/ 22. https://visualhunt.com/photo/207059/ 23. https://visualhunt.com/photo/190260/ 24. https://visualhunt.com/photo/3525/man-using-digital-tablet/ 25. https://visualhunt.com/photo/192715/ 26. https://visualhunt.com/photo/10978/clock-on-blue-background/ 27. https://visualhunt.com/photo/4062/

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