[RNLD] List or review of language apps

John Hobson john.hobson at sydney.edu.au
Fri Feb 24 01:08:30 EST 2017

It would be of great interest if someone were to undertake empirical research on the effectiveness of these apps. Do people actually learn (better) from them? I tend to see a lot of finger action and reading, but precious little oral communication taking place when people use them. It might be more productive to get people to use their phones to have conversations with native speakers.



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On 24/2/17, 2:27 pm, "Ben Foley" <ben at cbmm.io<mailto:ben at cbmm.io>> wrote:

Hi Samantha

I've shared a list of some that I came across while working on 'Angkety Map', the First Languages Australia digital resources report. I'll clean up the list a little, and check that links are still valid.

The list is on Google Drive here: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/2mpEBkUd53Aes3?domain=goo.gl

The report is here: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/6eKvBwH36QVbTl?domain=firstlanguages.org.au


On 21 Feb 2017, at 17:42, Margaret Carew <margaret.carew at batchelor.edu.au<mailto:margaret.carew at batchelor.edu.au>> wrote:
Hi – looks like you’re the one compiling the list!
Here is an article about the Getting in Touch project
Here is a PDF of some slides from a talk last year
And some info on our website about books with apps
These are built on the Jila framework, which was developed by Thoughtworks for Yawuru
Cheers, MC
Dr Margaret Carew
Linguist, CALL
Division of Higher Education and Research
Batchelor Institute – Desert People’s Centre campus
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From: Britt Jacobsen <brittjacobsen at yahoo.com.au<mailto:brittjacobsen at yahoo.com.au>>
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Yaama Samantha
I use the Gamilaraay app 'Ma!' - https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/EM1xBvSLKVWDtm?domain=itunes.apple.com
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Subject: [RNLD] List or review of language apps
Hi there
Has anyone compiled a list or review of language apps in use for Australian languages?
All responses appreciated and will be passed on to a Central Australian group keen to get an overview of what’s out there and effective for languages teaching and learning – for ages 3-adult.
Samantha Disbray

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