When learning a language, one of the easiest ways to retain and recall new vocabulary is the multi-modal approach to pair audio, grammar and unforgettable graphics, adds Mike Sullivan
Boston, Ma (PRWEB) June 11, 2013
Noyo, a Boston-based educational software company has one of the best graphic design teams in the app market. Educators looking for language apps for their schools one on one iPad programs consistently choose Noyo because of its appeal to visual spatial learners.
As the iPad evolves, Noyo’s quality app graphics stand out among their peers. The interactive platform that Noyo has developed to showcase their curriculum is a perfect match for today’s current tablet market. The app is gaining traction in the classroom for French teachers who provide a supplement visual learning tool.
“When learning a language, one of the easiest ways to retain and recall new vocabulary is the multi-modal approach to pair audio, grammar and unforgettable graphics,” said Mike Sullivan, Chief Learning Officer.
The graphic design team at Noyo is always hard at work developing new language-specific illustrations that help learners acquire new vocabulary in surprising and interesting ways. Users can learn the names of fruits by riding a rickshaw through an open marketplace, the flags of the world by interacting with a champion skateboarder, or personal adjectives by admiring fantastic fish at an aquarium. In the Noyo Chinese app, learners can learn the Mandarin names for animals by looking at the Chinese zodiac, and Noyo French teaches basic restaurant vocabulary by taking studiers to an outdoor cafe in Paris.
"We have worked hard to provide quality illustrations that are funny and detailed, and that also evoke the cultures and locations for each language we teach," said Micaya Clymer, Product Manager at Noyo. "Plus, we've included recurring characters and storylines to keep students engaged."
After starting strong with the well-reviewed Noyo Spanish Vocab Builder, Noyo has gone on to create language-learning apps for Mandarin Chinese, French, English, Hebrew and Portuguese. Each app contains audio from a native speaker, interactive visual scenes, and a built-in assessment piece. App features include:
--Thousands of words and phrases, each reinforced by supporting audio, visual representation, and written translation
--Nearly 200 custom-illustrated scenes, packed with friendly characters and amusing scenarios
--Audio by a professional voice artist who is a native speaker
--Built-in assessment questions at the end of each unit
--Built-in assessment; check your stats--including how words learned, the time spent learning, and assessment scores--and email them to yourself or your teacher!
--10 targeted units, featuring vocabulary related to: food, ordering at a restaurant, transportation, cities, vacation activities, home and family, sports, animals, school, seasons
Noyo is a Boston-based educational software company dedicated to providing engaging and cost effective language learning tablet apps. Noyo now offers language learning apps for Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese. All apps are created by a passionate team of educators, technologists, linguists, and designers