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AFP 172 – Richard Howeson: From CD-ROM to App learning with uTalk

(Last Updated On: June 17, 2020)

In this episode I'm happy to be joined by uTalk founder and Chairman: Richard ‘Dick' Howeson.

In this episode we talk about the past and present of language learning apps and how uTalk has been going on for more than 30 years, from CD-ROMs to now modern apps.

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Kris is the founder of Actual Fluency, and has spent the last 8 years becoming an expert in language learning software, methods, and techniques.

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