Vocab Express shortlisted for ‘Language Product’ of the year in the 2011 Linguascope Awards

Vocab Express, the online modern foreign languages (MFL) vocabulary learning application is proud to announce it has been shortlisted for ‘Language Product’ of the year in the 2011 Linguascope Awards.

The annual Linguascope Awards aim to reward and highlight outstanding achievements by individuals, companies and organisations involved in the field of modern foreign languages. Vocab Express is one of three finalists in the ‘Language Product’ award category.

Vocab Express provides an innovative, interactive method for engaging and inspiring young people in MFL – which can be perceived as a difficult option. It is designed specifically to make the foundations of learning another language - the vocabulary – engaging and easier through a process of learning, revising and testing. It engages students, keeps them actively learning, and raises attainment levels.

Designed after two years of close partnership with leading MFL departments, the multi-lingual library of pre-loaded and categorised vocabulary for Key Stages 2 to 5 is sourced from major exam boards and leading MFL publishers including AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, Pearson and Hodder Education. Students are motivated by the innovative points and scoreboard system to compete against their peers and can see their progress at a glance. Teachers can monitor activity through a comprehensive set of real-time progress tracking tools. The Vocab Express school subscription extends learning outside the classroom, allowing children to continue their work at home. Individual and family subscription services enable children whose school is not currently subscribing to experience and learn with Vocab Express themselves.

Justin Sycamore, managing director, Vocab Express comments: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the ‘Language Product’ of the year award. By integrating text, images and audio, Vocab Express reinforces and advances classroom learning; inspiring language learning and allowing each child to fulfil their potential at their individual pace. We are proud that as a finalist, our innovation in the field of modern foreign languages has been recognised. We look forward to the award ceremony and possibly picking up the winning trophy!”

The award winners will be announced at the Linguascope "Bringing Languages to Life" conference Gala Dinner on Friday 1 July 2011 in Brighton.

May 2011