If you’re considering studying abroad, you might be thinking about learning a new language. But learning a language takes time and practice, and getting regular lessons can often be beyond a student’s budget. Luckily for you, however, technological advancements have revolutionised education, and there is now brand-new app on the market which can help you out: it’s called Ruby Rei.
By using the mode of a third-person adventure game, Ruby Rei brings excitement and novelty to language-learning. Simon Moore, CEO of Psychology Consultancy Innovation Bubble and member of The British Psychological Society, comments: “The key elements of Ruby Rei, as a gameplay app, deliver a positive experience to the new language-learners. The focus on fun and enjoyment provides immediate self-gratification of performance and immediate rewards which will encourage the user to play and learn more often”.
Currently, the app covers the following languages: Spanish, French and Japanese for English speakers and; English for Spanish, Portuguese, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese, Russian and Arabic speakers - so it’s especially useful for those studying in the UK, USA, Australia and other English-speaking countries. It provides you with the opportunity to learn up to 3000 words; engage in over 600 conversations and develop your grammar up to an early intermediate level.
Ruby Rei was developed by a London-based educational video-game studio called Wibbu, who aim to modernise foreign language-learning. Dean Jacobs, the CEO of Wibbu said: “Our players fall in love with language learning because we literally make it as fun as playing a video game. Players are immersed in exciting worlds with compelling characters so that they’re emotionally connected to both the game and learning experience. Ruby Rei focuses on immersing players in the game with compelling worlds to intrinsically motivate them to want to play. It does not involve the pressure of tests; instead, players can enjoy Ruby Rei as game in itself”.
The app is available on both Android and iOS, and it’s definitely one I’m going to be checking out tonight…
- By Papatya O'Reilly