[RNLD] List or review of language apps

Cat Kutay cat.kutay at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 02:11:24 EST 2017

Dear John

This would probably be related to linked audio examples (most have) but then
being able to hear yourself in comparison. Fairly easy to set up on mobile

Also combining words into sentences and using classic examples with
substitution to provide more exercises apropos Christine Eyre


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From:  John Hobson <john.hobson at sydney.edu.au>
Date:  Friday, 24 February 2017 5:08 pm
To:  "r-n-l-d at unimelb.edu.au" <r-n-l-d at unimelb.edu.au>
Subject:  Re: [RNLD] List or review of language apps

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> 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/87WEBvSxpk90sQ?domain=goo.gl
> <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/87WEBvSxpk90sQ?domain=goo.gl>
> The report is here:
> https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Qv1GBXtvRnlghD?domain=firstlanguages.org.au
> <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Qv1GBXtvRnlghD?domain=firstlanguages.org.au
> > 
> regards,
> Ben
>> On 21 Feb 2017, at 17:42, Margaret Carew <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
>> http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24645
>> Here is a PDF of some slides from a talk last year
>> https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/xMneBQSRN7KkCX?domain=dropbox.com
>> <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/xMneBQSRN7KkCX?domain=dropbox.com>
>> And some info on our website about books with apps
>> https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/M41mBkSvpeK4hn?domain=call.batchelor.edu.au
>> <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/M41mBkSvpeK4hn?domain=call.batchelor.edu.au
>> u> 
>> https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Ov1pBEtY5EDQFJ?domain=call.batchelor.edu.au
>> <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Ov1pBEtY5EDQFJ?domain=call.batchelor.edu.au
>> u> 
>> These are built on the Jila framework, which was developed by Thoughtworks
>> for Yawuru
>> https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/9OVEB1SkmpENc7?domain=itunes.apple.com
>> <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/9OVEB1SkmpENc7?domain=itunes.apple.com>
>> Cheers, MC
>> Dr Margaret Carew
>> Linguist, CALL
>> Division of Higher Education and Research
>> Batchelor Institute – Desert People’s Centre campus
>> tel: 08 8951 8344 | 0422 418 559
>> email: margaret.carew at batchelor.edu.au |
>> https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/lqm9BzfKmokztN?domain=batchelor.edu.au
>> <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/lqm9BzfKmokztN?domain=batchelor.edu.au>
>> <2B5F40B5-4E8F-4409-A584-17704AE7BB95[6].png>
>> Both-Ways Tertiary Education and Research
>> From: Britt Jacobsen <brittjacobsen at yahoo.com.au>
>> Reply-To: Britt Jacobsen <brittjacobsen at yahoo.com.au>
>> Date: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 at 4:48 PM
>> To: Samantha Disbray <Samantha.Disbray at cdu.edu.au>, "r-n-l-d at unimelb.edu.au"
>> <r-n-l-d at unimelb.edu.au>
>> Subject: Re: [RNLD] List or review of language apps
>> Yaama Samantha
>> I use the Gamilaraay app 'Ma!' -
>> https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/z4n0BMS6mkxRcg?domain=itunes.apple.com
>> <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/z4n0BMS6mkxRcg?domain=itunes.apple.com>
>> Britt
>> From: Samantha Disbray <Samantha.Disbray at cdu.edu.au>
>> To: "r-n-l-d at unimelb.edu.au" <r-n-l-d at unimelb.edu.au>
>> Sent: Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 13:07
>> 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.
>> Thanks 
>> Samantha Disbray

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