Learning a Language With An App

I recently read a review of language-learning apps for my tablet, but it warned that it takes 500–4400 hours to become fluent.  With my atrophied brain, I would be on the high end of that range, so devoting 8 hours/day to the task would take me 550 days, or about a year and a half even at that intense level.

The apps have some cleaver features. Some pop up throughout the day with vocabulary reminders. One allows you to speak with a native, but not in real time, so you can think before replying. Another narrows the new language to a specific topic (pop culture, sports, music, art, etc.).

But they are all too long for me. I have yet to master English.


About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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