Do You Want to Learn Another Languages from A Robot?!

Hello there! How have you been? It’s been a while since I posted my last blog entry. I am sorry for the delay. Recently I am busy for painting stuff. I haven’t posted anything on my other blog either,  and I know I have to do this soon.

Today, I want to listen to your opinions and share mine with you. I hope I can listen to lots of opinions from you.

Well, my question is “Do you want to learn another languages from a robot?”.  A couple of days ago, I found a robot which can teach us English on Amazon. I thought it was very interesting.

会話ロボット

Isn’t the robot cute? You can see more details here: https://www.amazon.co.jp/AKA-Musio-%E8%8B%B1%E8%AA%9E%E5%AD%A6%E7%BF%92AI%E3%83%AD%E3%83%9C%E3%83%83%E3%83%88-%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E6%AD%A3%E8%A6%8F%E4%BB%A3%E7%90%86%E5%BA%97%E5%93%81-MSX510017SB/dp/B06XPD111V/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498441590&sr=8-1&keywords=%E8%8B%B1%E8%AA%9E%E3%83%AD%E3%83%9C%E3%83%83%E3%83%88

The robot itself costs around 1000 American dollars and plus you need textbooks and you need to pay to “Friend Plan” ( I don’t know what it is.). It sounds like it costs a lot.

However, according to Amazon, it can teach us natural English. Do you want this?

Since I have not used the robot yet, I can’t say the robot is useful or helpful. Even so, I prefer learning conversational English from a real teacher. I doubt how much it can teach us “real conversation”. I think languages relates to history, culture, religion or other stuff. The robot might become a conversational partner, but I don’t think we can enjoy our conversations what we talk. Do you know what I mean?

I think I don’t like it if the robot shows sarcasm. I probably feel awkwardness. If the robot swears, I probably don’t like it either. The robot might work out for beginner level students, though. It might be good to practice pronunciation or ask them unknown words, difficult phrases and so on. Well, I think we can do the stuff without the robot anyway.

As a result, I don’t think I need the robot for my English, but it might be good for my Italian. Compared to my English level, my Italian is really poor. In that case, the robot will help me a lot to learn basic stuff.

I think the best way to learn another languages is to use both human and high technology, but I still believe that human skills are better than high technology.

Maybe in the future we will have robot teachers in school, and they teach us school subjects. What do you think?

Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope I can see you next week! Have a great day!

 

-Yumi

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Emilie
    Jun 27, 2017 @ 16:53:24

    I think you’re right, Yumi. Human input is better than a robot. Plus with all the different accents, etc. here in the US it would be very difficult for a robot to teach that to someone.
    Your English is better than a lot of “home grown” American’s. Please do not criticize your English!!! We do understand what you’re saying.

    Reply

    • yumi
      Jun 27, 2017 @ 17:01:40

      Hi, Emilie!

      Thank you as always for visiting my blog! I totally agree with that part you pointed out. I never thought about different accents, but you are right!

      Thank you for the compliment to my English. I know my English is on the way to develop and needs to improve more. I am working hard and some day I really hope I can master it!

      Reply

  2. Matthew Curry
    Jun 28, 2017 @ 04:03:33

    Yes, I definitely think humans are better, but I fear that someday in the future robots will become better, and then I will have to find a different job.

    Reply

    • yumi
      Jun 28, 2017 @ 14:09:31

      Hi, Matt!

      Thank you for the comment! You are a great teacher, and I am sure you can beat any kind of robots! You are the best!!

      Reply

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