How is the Encore!!! approach different from other Language Learning Apps?
Most language apps such as Duolingo, Babbel, Mango, Memrise, Rosetta Stone, etc. require “interaction” with a device screen.
To progress within the app we may need to tap a button, to fill in a textbox, to choose from images, to match words, to be evaluated after speaking into a microphone, etc.
Done for more than 20 minutes, this concentrated and dedicated time can become tiresome.
It becomes challenging to reach 1,000 or even 500 hours of study.
Encore!!! is designed to spend 5-10 minutes of direct interaction with a mobile device to prepare a lesson that can last an hour or more.
While listening to and repeating the lesson it’s possible to do other activities that don’t require one’s full attention.
As a result, it becomes possible to listen and to speak for several hours a day.
This then adds up to ~1,000 hours over a period of 9 months to a year. With the options to rearrange, repeat, remove or add lyrics, using Encore!!! playlists is like listening to a customizable music player.