Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 30 n° 328

New App Teaches Japanese, Korean, and Chinese Language Learners How to Write Kana, Hangul, and Hanzi

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 5 novembre 2018

Drops today launched Scripts for iOS and Android, becoming the first multi-language app to teach language learners how to write character-based language systems. With just a few swipes of a finger, learners will be able to write Japanese Kana, Korean Hangul, and traditional Hanzi characters. In the coming months, Scripts will add simplified Hanzi, Thai, Kanji, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian Cyrillic, and Hindi. The launch of the Scripts app doubles down on the company’s visual learning approach.
In the past few years, Americans have expressed significant interest in learning Asian languages – a trend many attribute to Asian countries’ growing global influence. Even languages spoken in American homes are shifting, with Chinese now the second most popular language spoken at home after Spanish.Yet, for many beginners who want to get started with learning character-based languages, the writing system, lack of an alphabet, lack of cognates, and status as a tonal language prove to be difficult. There is a high barrier to entry for many Asian language learners. For the first time, Drops is offering a new, intuitive way to learn how to write character-based language systems through Scripts. Learners will be able to learn each character through a mix of fun games where they will be shown step-by-step instructions on how to draw the character with their finger on a smartphone. The physical act of drawing a character makes it more fun and realistic for the learner, while also increasing retention.Drops has exploded in popularity, recently surpassing 7.5 million downloads and on its way to 5x user growth in 2018 alone. Drops’ short, visual games make language learning a fun part of millions of users’ daily routines. The company has been adding underserved languages, such as Hawaiian and Icelandic, with plans for more niche languages in the future. They’ve also significantly expanded their content slate, and now have thousands of words across 31 languages.

Rispondi

Inserisci i tuoi dati qui sotto o clicca su un'icona per effettuare l'accesso:

Logo WordPress.com

Stai commentando usando il tuo account WordPress.com. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Google+ photo

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Google+. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Foto Twitter

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Twitter. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Foto di Facebook

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Facebook. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Connessione a %s...

 
%d blogger hanno fatto clic su Mi Piace per questo: