Version 2 of French Vocab Games for iPhone is now available. The app is designed to assist beginner to intermediate students with learning and reinforcing their French vocabulary. The included vocabulary has been designed around UK GCSE syllabuses, with some small modifications to make it suitable for students from other English-speaking countries. The app has been designed with longevity in mind, comprising activities of different levels to accompany students as they progress with the language.
The activities currently included in French Vocab Games are: Crossword, Flash Cards, Letterman, Pairs, Snap, Wordmeister (one of the more advanced activities, in which the user must guess a 5-letter in a similar way to the traditional "Mastermind" game involving coloured pegs) and Wordsearch. The chosen activities also require different levels of attention span to cater both for short bursts of "bite sized" learning and for more concentrated learning or revision sessions. Future releases of the game are planned with additional activities.
The new version of French Vocab Games includes two key updates. Firstly, the app now integrates with the iOS Game Center, so that students can get feedback on their progress via Game Center Achievements and, if they so wish, compare their overall progress score with other friends or classmates.
The second key feature is Audio Pronunciation. An optional in-app purchase gives the student high-quality studio recordings of a native French speaker pronouncing all 1,200 items of vocabulary included in the application. All pronunciations are accompanied by an animation to assist the student in using appropriate lip positions to pronounce the words as accurately as possible. Audio pronunciation is integrated into all of the activities.
French Vocab Games 2.1 is $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.