Visitors to the Education Show 2014 are invited to register for the free 1000 Word Challenge, designed to help those learning a new language or refreshing their language skills. Vocab Express, the award-winning online language vocabulary learning application, has partnered with dictionary publisher Oxford University Press to provide a free online platform to learn, revise and test progress in 13 languages as part of the Speak to the Future Campaign.
The new site contains 1000 of the most common foreign language vocabulary items, chosen and developed by lexicographers and language textbook authors at Oxford University Press. Leaners can practise, revise and test their knowledge using the innovative platform offered by Vocab Express. Those who achieve 1000 words – a first basic level of competence in a foreign language – will be issued with certificates. Prizes are also available to boost pupil’s motivation and achievement.
With French, German and Spanish already available, the new languages to be added in March are Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Urdu, Hebrew, Latin, Polish and Portuguese.
The Challenge provides extra-curricular practice and motivation for language students in Key Stages 3 and 4, and offers a way for parents to support their children’s language learning in addition to taking part themselves.
At the Education Show, Vocab Express will also showcase the latest additions to its new version. These include the ability for teachers to upload custom made vocabulary lists, an innovative flexible answer interpreter, a dictation mode to make the most of the 50,000+ audio files and the Bett Award shortlisted assignment module to set, monitor and analyse homework activities. A new Android and iOS mobile app also allows students to learn and test their vocabulary knowledge on-the-go at a time and place convenient to them, with all results linked back to their real-time school scoreboards.
For more information on Vocab Express and the 1000 Word Challenge, visit stand E86 at the Education Show 2014 (20-22 March, NEC, Birmingham).