[sword-devel] Open source DuoLingo
w.andrew.smith at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 11:05:53 EST 2022
Our team is familiar with FreeHebrew/FreeGreek. I would say it is a bit
different than that. FreeHebrew is primarily a video-based method. A
Duolingo-styled method is one of inductive learning and drilling. The idea
would be to support in-class learning with short non-biblical sentence
drilling. We are looking to develop something more interactive.
On Fri, Mar 11, 2022 at 9:56 AM Troy A. Griffitts <scribe at crosswire.org>
> Thank for these suggestions, Robert. I had not heard of them. They look
> fun. I believe they seminary team is looking for an app which uses this
> style of teaching but also coaches the student through their learning with
> quizzes and such.
> On March 10, 2022 6:08:52 PM MST, Robert Hunt <hunt.robertj at gmail.com>
>> You mean like Andrew and Beth have done at
>> (I also see a link to FreeGreek near the bottom.)
>> On 11/03/22 12:15, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
>>> Hey guys. I have a seminary who wants to teach ancient biblical
>>> languages as living language, meaning they want to use audio and
>>> conversational exercises as they teach their students, just like one
>>> might teach any language actively used in the world today. Basically,
>>> they'd like DuoLingo for Ancient Hebrew and Greek. I did a quick
>>> search for "open source language learning frameworks" and couldn't
>>> find anything which looks like it has much promise.
>>> Do you guys have any recommendations? Barring that, do any of you have
>>> any interest in either updating our flashcards app into a more capable
>>> DuoLingo-like app (+audio, different ways to ask questions, multiple
>>> options for correct answers, possibly more gamification), or simply
>>> starting something new like this?
>>> The seminary says they have a team happy to provide the content.
>>> Thanks for any research on this and for considering offering ideas and
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W. Andrew Smith (PhD, University of Edinburgh)
Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Shepherds
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