These are the ideal conditions for which LanguageBug is designed to work best: private environment, unaccompanied, mostly mobile, distraction-free, optimized time.
Learners will have a better experience at a private environment where they can freely speak aloud without any concerns. Houses and private office rooms are examples of ideal study places.
Studying alone is a great way for language learners to loosen themselves to speak freely with no fear of making mistakes. It also helps them maintain focus and to keep their pace.
Learners will be able to use LanguageBug on different platforms, both mobile and computer-based. The goal is to facilitate access to the training practices, independently on which device the learner owns.
Also, mobile devices are key entry points to online services. Today “19% of Americans rely to some degree on a smartphone for accessing online services” (Pew Research Center, 2015).
It is a common practice to use apps during free time, like while watching TV or having dinner. In fact, 30% of American smartphone owners check their phones even when at a meal (Lookout Mobile Security, n.d.).
However, language learning practices require lots of focus from learners. Therefore, their exclusive attention should be devoted to LanguageBug; otherwise, it will not be possible to reach the full experience.
Language training in LanguageBug consists of short, timed practice activities, which should range from 1 to 5 minutes. Therefore, even short breaks (i.e. at work) can be used for these meaningful, intense practices.