The challenges and quizzes contained within this app encourage learners – future international agents – to take advantage of the plentiful opportunities available to practice or learn more about a language beyond a classroom context.
By passing through a series of levels you can rise from a lowly agent in training to become a master secret agent.
Students can compete with friends and schoolmates in achieving challenges, identifying countries and languages and completing quizzes.
The challenges go from the easy, such as, “count from 1-10 in 3 different languages within one minute” to ones that are a bit more demanding, “together with a friend, write the words to a song/rap in a foreign language.
During this short journey, students will discover lots of similarities. European languages largely fall into three main categories: Slavic, Romance and Germanic, the languages within each group have the same roots – however, over centuries they have developed in their own distinct directions. You will also find out about their differences: the variety of alphabets (such as Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Armenian and Georgian), often using artistic scripts; how they deal with creating words for new inventions and their sometimes mysterious origins. All have a unique identity and their own story to tell!
App: The Secret Agent's Language Challenges app
An app, created specifically for the EDL, encourages users to carry out a series of language challenges, thereby developing further competence and confidence in using different languages.
The app offers a wide range of challenges to keep language learners motivated – in particular during a prolonged period away from the ‘physical’ language classroom.
The app can easily be used by students/children independently or together with teachers and parents. Lots of fun and in more than 15 languages!
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