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Language Learning
Beelinguapp allows practicing foreign language through texts and music

Beelinguapp is a mobile application that lets people learn languages by consuming content they love (books, news articles, and music). The app shows this content in the user's native language side-by-side to the language they want to learn with a native speaker reading the text out loud.

Beelinguapp's extensive library supports all levels of language learners from the earliest beginners to the most advanced polyglots. With translations in 14 languages, the variety of texts include classic works like Snow White and Sherlock Holmes, cultural guides to world cities, daily news stories, and even a section for kids with simplified sentences and illustrations.

Whether you are trying to recall a language from your primary school days or practicing a new one, Beelinguapp lets you easily add a layer of learning on top of your regular reading habits.

Age groups 
All education levels
Simplified Chinese
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Not required
Offline play 
Playable offline
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

The main strength of Beelinguapp is the good amount of quality material, that is adapted to language learners of various levels. The learning can occur largely passively: the user can simply listen to audio recordings and attempt to train their comprehension, or simply copy pronunciation. There are some nice features to help users actively improve their understanding - glossary building and flashcards for example. The app allows customization to make the experience fluent and ergonomic.
Learning is based on problem solving in the sense that the learner can freely focus on observing the text and finding out the pieces they want more information on. They can approach the language the way they see best and use Beelinguapp as a support app the way they want. Reading about things that interest the user is good for their motivation. The pieces are short enough to offer content to regularly dip in and out of, and do short, frequent sessions, without overwhelming the user.
The user is free to browse all the content - they don't need to follow a set path. They can choose to listen to short texts, or more involved longer ones. Learning progress is completely individual and customizable. The user needs to answer some short questions after a text, which helps them reflect on their learning and potentially return to the text.
The user can act and progress autonomously. The user does not require others to progress - they can progress as quickly or as slowly as they like. The user can have an effect on the experience by reporting errors and rating the experience, and there is a chance to share your progress on social media.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

This product contains a large array of curated and adapted content that is all conveniently located in one place so users can track their progress over time.
Beelingua offers a robust way for users to train their ear as well as increase confidence in reading their target language. Users can repeat sections as much as they like to work on different things.
Customisable flashcard feature allows users to work on their vocabulary in short bursts.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

The solution is inline with CEFR framework for second language learning and includes content for CEFR levels.
The solution is inline with CEFR framework for second language learning and includes content for all CEFR levels.

Soft skills learning goals

Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts, from vernacular to academic
Learning to understand people, surroundings and phenomenons around us
Learning about different languages
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Using technology as a part of explorative process
Learning about different countries and their characteristics
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts
Practicing to use foreign language as a communication tool
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Getting familiar with different cultures
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Building common knowledge of technological solutions and their meaning in everyday life
Using technological resources for finding and applying information
Practicing memorizing skills
Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
Practicing to find ways of working that are best for oneself
Practicing to set one's own learning goals
Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Learning to face respectfully people and follow the good manners
Learning about cultural aspects and to respect different cultures
Practicing logical reasoning to understand and interpret information in different forms
Practicing letters, alphabets and written language
Practicing categorization and classification
Practising visual recognition
Practicing persistent working

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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