New app to build language skills

An English language test developed at The University of Queensland is now available as an easy-to-use gaming app.

Brisbane-based International Education Services Ltd has developed the Wirdgame app, which uses an animal-themed gaming format to test English vocabulary and word recognition skills.

Wirdgame is an adaptation of the LanguageMAP (LMAP) vocabulary test developed by Dr Michael Harrington from UQ’s School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies and his colleagues in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The app aims to increase exposure to new words and provides practice in retrieving vocabulary knowledge…

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Posted on June 10, 2014 in Language learning

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