June 26, 2012


What do you mean the term is over?

Alright, I know I am breaking the 4th wall here and all... but I actually just wanted to post one more gamification related thing prior to term 2 since it is relevant and pretty cool.  Plus, hopefully it can help some of those out there who are still reading this blog (if said person actually exists).

If you are learning a 2nd language, you ought to check out Duolingo.  I believe they are still in their beta stage, but they are offering their service for free right now with a really interesting secondary benefit.  Not only have they gamified language learning, like sites such as Busuu, but they are doing it in order to translate the web at the same time.  Kinda like the Captchas that you always see that secretly translate old documents, Duolingo is actually doing some good through gamification.  I am sure there is some money to be made too, but who I am to blame them.

Currently they only provide English, German, and Spanish; however there will be more in the future.

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