Quality of life improvements for teachers and students. Fixed a sound issue for iOS 11+.
Ratings and Reviews
My 10- and 7-year-olds love this game and their spoken and listening of French has improved drastically. When they started using words that were super useful that I was unfamiliar with, I set up accounts for myself and my husband too and it’s fantastic. So many everyday used scenarios are presented in immersion. Can’t wait for Chinese/Japanese!
The original version of this program program exploits the fascination with video/computer games in the service of teaching a foreign language. The format is highly creative. It has excellent art work and attention grabbing and amusing cartoons and graphics. The structure involves exercises and games where the student is introduced to a basic vocabulary and then applies that vocabulary in responding to commands related to realistic everyday situations. The upshot is a format that makes learning a language fun. The exercises move in a way that makes word for word translation impossible. The student is operating and thinking in the language. The exercises become progressively more challenging without being intimidating. It is so much fun that one does not want to quit playing and learning. But the most impressive feature of the program is its flexibility. Although currently limited to use in teaching three language(English, Spanish, French), it could easily be extended to the teaching of any language. The original program is revolutionary; but this new version is even better than the original. The new added level ("Baby 2") is really cute and fun. A ton of new enhancements make the product more user friendly than the original. It's clear that direct observation of users in progress and user feedback have made an outstanding program even better.
I have been using Duolingo and Memrise to teach myself Spanish. These apps have helped me understand written Spanish but my listening skills needed more help than these apps provide. This program is genius in helping the user with understanding the language as it is spoken as well as helping the learner to think in the language being learned rather than translating, which is the tendency when one is a beginner.
There is one fix and two improvements I would like to see in the future; the app does occasionally crash in the higher levels for me, it's a minor issue but I hope there is a fix for that. And I would love to see more levels and languages offered in the future, a peek at the developer's website indicates that this is in the works. After sampling the app in it's first rendition, I would gladly pay for expanded levels!
I am an adult over 50 in age and this is a very useful app for me but obviously this would be fun for a child who is learning a second language. I look forward to the continued development of this app.
- Interact & Immerse Inc
- 469.9 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 Interact & Immerse Inc
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.