063: Can texting improve spoken fluency?

<p>Andy asks: <em>"I've found that texting really helps fluency in my target language...but does it work for everyone?"</em></p>
<h2>In this episode:</h2>
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<li>The benefits of text chat in a foreign language</li>
<li>Common expressions</li>
<li>Natural interaction</li>
<li>The ability to practice often</li>
<li>Like speaking, but slowed down!</li>
</ul>
<h2>Resources mentioned in today's episode:</h2>
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<li><a href="https://www.periscope.tv/olly_IWTYAL" target="_blank">Olly on Periscope</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/hellotalk-app-review/" target="_blank">HelloTalk - my video review</a></li>
</ul>
<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bixMSfNIgtw</p>
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<li><a href="https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/7-ways-can-use-texting-advantage-classr... target="_blank">7 ways you can use texting to your advantage in the classroom</a> - from Global Digital Citizen</li>
</ul>
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