Player builds language skills to complete missions and solve a mystery in a virtual Columbian city.
Immersive language learning in a virtual Columbian City
Bert Snow led the design and development of Practice Spanish: Study Abroad, working with a team of editors, writers, and language-specialists at McGraw-Hill Education, and game designers, artists, and developers at Muzzy Lane.
In Practice Spanish: Study Abroad, students hone beginning Spanish language skills while exploring a fictional Colombian town. A full Spanish curriculum underpins the characters, situations, and scenery in this program. Students complete a series of objectives within each of thirteen Quests, and solving intriguing mysteries along the way.
The Quests will take students through a variety of realistic experiences in your host city of Quyé, many of them featuring the kinds of challenges any student will face studying abroad.
But there is often a thrilling twist to each story—how can you help the language institute get rid of a terrifying ghost? How can you and your friends break the spell cast over a birthday party? How can you save a dying tree from a vengeful spirit of nature? The goal is to complete the objective of each Quest while exhibiting a high level of language mastery in all interactions—and to enjoy the process of learning abroad.
Students prepare the vocabulary and grammar they'll need in mobile-friendly mini-games.
Prior to entering each Quest, students can prepare via related mobile-friendly mini-games, mastering the relevant vocabulary and grammar needed to succeed in the Quest.
For example, you’ll prepare to solve a museum robbery by working through a Mini-game on the preterite (past) tense of regular and irregular verbs—once mastered, this skill will help you investigate anything that happened in the past.
Practice Spanish: Study Abroad is accessible online through McGraw-Hill Connect or directly through www.mhpractice.com.