Get Human

Modern technology is great for language learning and teaching, no doubt. And it saves time. But sometimes we spend more than in the good ol’ days. I’m talking about computers answering your phone calls.

I’ve spent quite a few hours on the job trying to talk to the delivery company, the online retailer, or the airline that is supposed to fly me to my next conference. Sounds familiar, mmh?

Get Human can save time by letting you know what numbers to call and what buttons to press to talk to a human being. It seems that they update their listings quite frequently. Hopefully this’ll save you some time if you’re running a language lab or center.
Link: Get Human

Felix Kronenberg is working at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. His research interests include academic space design, video games and language learning, digital storytelling, and the culture of advertising. He teaches German and language pedagogy, and maintains the Language Technology Boot Camp blog and web site.

2 Comments

  1. Ryan · October 11, 2007 Reply

    Awesome!

    Got anything to keep my local tech support folks from groaning and sending me to voicemail when they see my number pop up on their caller ID (AGAIN)? 😉

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