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Book: The Five-Minute Linguist

Chapter: 54. Can Computers Teach Languages Faster and Better?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.38174


There are vast claims about the speed and quality of instruction that can be provided by computers. Commercial software often uses those two parameters as selling points and many of the claims have reached absurd and rather comical levels. What exactly are the claims and can they be backed up by research? How do some of the millennials who live and breathe technology answer this question?

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  • Trude Heift ( - heift) 'Simon Fraser University'