Noyo Debuts Spanish Immersion Learning App for iPad

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Noyo's new app, Noyo Spanish Immersion, was created in response to educators' requests for a Spanish-only version of their popular Spanish Vocab Builder app.

Screenshot of a vocab learning screen from Noyo Spanish Immersion

Noyo Spanish Immersion allows students to learn Spanish vocabulary in an immersive, Spanish-only environment.

We created an immersion version of our beginner vocab app as a direct result of feedback we received from Spanish teachers . . .

Noyo, an educational software startup company based in Boston, is pleased to announce the release of Noyo Spanish Immersion, the Spanish-only version of its powerful vocabulary-building iPad app. This engaging learning tool is designed to teach Spanish vocabulary and supplement the curricula of Spanish immersion programs in classrooms around the world. Following the educational principles of language immersion programs, Noyo Spanish Immersion features lively graphics, built-in assessment questions, and professional audio and content text exclusively in Spanish.

“This new version allows educators to use our app in an immersive language-learning setting,” said co-creator Mike Sullivan, who serves as Chief Learning Officer of Noyo. “We are thrilled to bring Noyo’s exciting, innovative vocabulary-building system to language immersion classrooms.”

Noyo Spanish Immersion was developed specifically with educators from Spanish immersion schools and online Spanish immersion programs in mind, providing them with a tool to engage students and enrich lessons taught exclusively in Spanish.

Like earlier versions of Noyo, Noyo Spanish Immersion links Spanish vocabulary words to entertaining images and high-quality audio to provide a strong educational foundation for language learning. A talented team of graphic design artists brings vocabulary to life with comical characters and amusing scenarios, and each word or phrase is voiced by a native Spanish speaker. The app offers eight targeted vocabulary units, each with its own set of assessment questions for maximally effective learning.

All text and audio in the vocabulary-building and assessment slides are presented in Spanish for an immersion experience; English navigation buttons and menus are included to guide beginning language speakers.

Noyo was created through the combined vision of beloved Spanish schoolteacher Sullivan and innovative mobile software entrepreneur Ted Chan, who specializes in mobile user interface design. Noyo Spanish Immersion follows from their vision of quality, affordable language learning software that fits the needs of students and educators.

"We created an immersion version of our beginner vocab app as a direct result of feedback we received from Spanish teachers," said Micaya Clymer, Product Manager for Noyo. "We read and respond to every email we receive, and we're hoping this will lead to even more awesome feedback and suggestions from educators. Tell us what you need, and we'll try to make it!"

Features of Noyo Spanish Immersion include:
-Over 1800 Spanish words and phrases, each reinforced by supporting audio and visual representation
-All vocabulary items presented in Spanish only, for an immersion experience
-194 custom-illustrated scenes, packed with friendly characters and amusing scenarios
-Audio by a professional voice artist who is a native Spanish speaker
-Built-in Spanish-only assessment questions at the end of each unit
-Intuitive, user-friendly navigation system
-8 targeted units, featuring vocabulary related to:
-The City
-House and Home

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