[Edling] A Clever Plan to Teach Schoolkids New Languages With a Free App

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Fri Jan 16 17:17:09 UTC 2015


Wired



A Clever Plan to Teach Schoolkids New Languages With a Free App



In developing countries like Ethiopia, Malaysia, and Mozambique, the market for English language learning is red hot. These are places where, often, English proficiency is seen as a stepping stone to a better job and a one-way ticket out of poverty. But one major kink in that plan is the fact that in many cases, the English teachers within these countries don’t speak English either. And so, the cycle continues.

Full story:
http://www.wired.com/2015/01/duolingo-schools/
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