Dr. Katie Nielson, Chief Education officer at Voxy, gives her take on the translation approach to language learning.
This app is both my dream and my nightmare. I love learning languages, and anything that enables me to understand and communicate in more of them is a fantastic tool. On the other hand, if tools like this get too good, my life’s work (as a creator of English language courses and resources) – and my future income – will be wiped out with a few swipes of a touchscreen.
What’s immediately obvious about Flikkt’s methodology is that it isn’t marketing an easy, gimmick-laden solution for learning a language.