Hello Talk is a cool new language learning app that serves one purpose: it connects you directly with native speakers, and provides an interface to text and speak with them, all from your smartphone.
There are websites out there that let you search for people to talk with, but with these websites the actual conversation happens on Skype, Google plus, or by telephone. Hello Talk also offers translation options from within the app. This supports the developers to keep the rest of the app free, but I can give you a quick tip to get these tools at no cost….
With that in mind, here is our 10-point guide to the Talking Angela app, so that you can understand how it works, and whether it’s suitable for your kids. This may seem like an obvious thing to say, but some of the more hysterical Facebook hoax updates portray the app in that way. Talking Angela is mostly like the other Talking Tom and Friends apps.
The app is the work of a developer called Outfit7, which makes Talking Tom Cat, Talking Ginger and a succession of other talking-animal apps.
Key features of the app include: You can use the photo feature to share cultural differences with your language partner from your surroundings – when combined with the doodle option, the possibilities are endless for how you could use this to your benefit in language learning.
You can draw a picture of a dog if you don’t know how to say that word (and as you can see, I can share my incredibly beautiful artistic talent), you can take a picture of your house and try to describe it, or try to describe your language exchange partner’s environment as language practice, and you can share cultural differences between your country and theirs.
That said, there’s still some room for improvement.
Talking Angela is on a lot of parents’ minds this week, and not for good reasons.
Facebook status updates claiming that the game is a front for paedophiles – although shown to be a hoax a year ago when they first appeared – have been spreading like wildfire.
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