I am currently studying French. Years ago I spent 11 years learning how to read that language, and had a large enough vocabulary to read articles in French magazines. I have forgotten almost all my French though. I have found three free apps for language learning you might want to consider. Anki is a free flash card building app. It runs on PCs, Macs, and many mobile devices, including those running the Android platform. You can add images to your cards and record audio. The best thing about this app is that the words on your flash cards go into a database. Anki keeps a record of which cards you study each day and creates a schedule of the cards you need to study each day. There is an app for the iPad, but it costs $24.99. Anki is available for many languages.
Joshua Kim discusses Richard DeMillo’s new book – Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators will make College Accessible and Affordable. Dr. DeMillo is the director of Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities.
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