Spanish language learning app Noyo teaches through story lines and scenes
Noyo, a beginner Spanish language learning app, continues the trend of utilizing the iPad for educational purposes. The app, released earlier this year, utilizes more than 1800 vocabulary words meant to expand the repertoires of beginning Spanish students.
Noyo features professional voice work from Nicaraguan-born Alba F. Aragon and is led creatively by public school teacher Mike Sullivan and software designer Ted Chan. The app expands comprehension by presenting the words in the context of story lines and specific scenes, aiming to “accelerate vocabulary acquisition” for users, young and old. New words are presented through characters and predicaments, and the words themselves are enforced through narration by native speaker Aragon, visual representation, and assessment questions at the end of each of the eight available units. Subject matter for vocabulary training includes: food, travel, the city, house and home, seasons, animals, school, and sports.
In a press release published today, Sullivan specifically names the iPad 3 among the variety of available tablets as being representative of ”the future of education.” With good reason, he touted that the “190 full-color, custom designed illustrations” featured in the Noyo app will be especially striking when viewed with the new iPad’s high-def retina display.
Noyo is available for $7.99 on iOS and Android platforms. Visit their website for a full list of features, images from the app, as well as an audio sample.