Category Archives: language learning

New Scientist : Duolingo gives language learning a jump start

Luis von Ahn is an ambitious guy. He’s best known for putting a twist on CAPTCHAs – the squiggly fragments of text that websites deploy to beat spammers’ automated software – that he called reCAPTCHA. Von Ahn realised that when … Continue reading

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Profile : Lingro translation dictionaries

Lingro, founded in 2005 by Arthur Jank, is a popular collection of translation dictionaries for the web. The dictionary enables you to browse your favorite sites normally, and displays a popup translation dictionary when you click on a word.

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Profile : Duolingo

DuoLingo, founded by Luis von Ahn, also the creator of ReCAPTCHA, is an innovative language learning platform that enables people to learn a new language for free, while also translating web content for other users. DuoLingo makes a startling claim, … Continue reading

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