Indylan-Learn Indigenous Langs 4+
Mobile Virtual Learning
Designed for iPad
IndyLan (Mobile Virtual Learning for Indigenous Languages) is an educational tool designed for users to learn some of Europe’s endangered languages as well as more about the cultures of the people who speak these languages. The IndyLan app will help speakers of English, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish to learn Gaelic, Scots, Cornish, Basque, Galician and Saami, all endangered at different degrees. Like all language-learning apps, IndyLan is complementary to other language- and culture courses and can be considered to be part of self-study material.
IndyLan contains around 4,000 vocabulary items (both terms and expressions) in about 100 categories. The modes available are: Vocabulary; Phrases; Dialogues; Grammar; Aural Comprehension; Culture.
The vocabulary can be practised in several study modes. Most of the items will be illustrated for easy concept recognition. There is audio for all vocabulary, phrases, dialogues etc. The app includes a dedicated Culture tab with texts, music and images, where users will be able to learn more about the heritage and culture of the people speaking the selected endangered languages.
At IndyLan, we do not see languages as separate from their speakers. Our vision is for the IndyLan app to contribute to endangered language learning and revitalisation so that these languages remain alive and relevant in contemporary societies and economies.
This project is funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union - Project No: 2019-1-UK01-KA204-061875. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Two of my interest
Finally found this. I am interested in Cornish and Scots as part of my family history. In addition Basque is taught locally, this will be a great resource if I pursue Basque.
I continue to learn, the sound portion is great for pronunciation.
Difficult to use
To start, let me say that I very much appreciate the spirit behind this app. As a saami who has had trouble finding a way to learn my heritage language, I appreciate the effort put into this. However, the interface is simply poorly designed. It assumes you already know the basics of saami, even in the “beginner” lessons. It does not teach verb or adjective conjugations, which are very important in saami, and it seems to be simply for review. It does not save your progress, and overall is not useful for building up your knowledge from nothing.
I can already tell this will be a big help in my Sámi learning!
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- Heriot-Watt University
- 33.3 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, Finnish, Norwegian Bokmål, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
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