Are language learning apps effective?

Duolingo is my top Spanish learning app (see earlier post). There are other good apps such as Babbel, Busuu, Pimsleur, Rosetta Stone. Personal anecdotes aside, is there any scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of such online language learning apps? A recent Michigan State University study reports that all participants who ‘completed the requirements improved in …

Effective language learning: mastering an art or getting results

In the Youtube video, Marianna Pascal compares 2 attitudes in learning a language: mastering an art or getting the desired results. Although Marianna was specifically addressing the issue of learning English for a Malaysian audience, I believe it applies equally well for a Spanish learning one. The experience of learning a new language to many …