Reviews

Natalia Fedorova Language Centre, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds KEYWORDS: criticality in disciplines, critical thinking, critical EAP, critical pedagogy, argument and debate What is criticality? The fact that the ‘Questioning Criticality: What is Criticality in Higher Education?’ Symposium held on 19 December 2019 posed this question...

A review of the 2018 Annual ISSoTL Conference. The ISSoTL (International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Conference was held in Bergen, Norway from 24th – 27th October 2018. Whilst not a conference that focuses on language education specifically, the connection to the overarching goals of the Language...

A Review of the Language Learning and Teaching Conference: Developing Speaking Skills (University of Leeds, 15th September 2017) The development of speaking skills in a foreign language is for many learners the central focus of their language learning. It is also often linked to feelings of anxiety, fear and panic...

Duolingo is a web-based language programme that aims to teach languages through a sequence of online tasks.  As well as a web-based site there is an app available for Android, iOS and Window-based mobiles.   Its manifesto aims to allow access to free language education with no hidden fees, which is the case for the main site and the Duolingo app.  For English language learners, there are two further apps available that solely concentrate on English testing, both of which require a fee.

In this review, Patrizia Lavizani discusses two Italian language learning resources: Talk Italian 2 and Talk Italian Grammar.