NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With worldwide interest in learning Spanish and interactive gaming continuing to surge, New York based startup LingroLearning today announced a far-reaching partnership with the Center for Applied Second Language Studies at University of Oregon to build a series of mobile, game-based language learning products.
"The globalization of the digital gaming industry, the diversification of games into new and culturally hybrid genres, increased access to broadband, and expanding numbers of non-traditional game players have precipitated a notable expansion of digital game and play activity into new contexts and applications," said Dr. Julie Sykes, director of CASLS and a leading expert on digital games and language learning. "Together with LingroLearning, we're exploring these shifts in behaviors and emerging technologies and creating programs and products for transformational teaching and learning."
The first product created through the joint venture, LingroToGoTM, is a mobile app for learning Spanish whose game-based design engages learners and transforms their learning experience. The app received high ratings from students and instructors in beta tests with more than 80% of study participants saying they liked the app or rating it "far superior" to other language apps on the market.
"We're very proud to have so quickly established a language learning ecosystem that consists of an outstanding network of experts," said Steve Debow, CEO of LingroLearning. "We're thrilled to be partnering with the team at CASLS to bring extraordinary new mobile products to language learners around the world."
LingroLearning is changing the way we learn languages. Founded in 2016 by experienced industry pioneers who have together created some of the most successful language content and technology on the market today, the company is partnering with leading language scholars, practitioners, and institutions to launch pedagogically sound, tech-enabled language learning products and experiences that help people learn.
For more information about LingroLearning, go to http://www.lingrolearning.com
The Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon fosters innovation in world language teaching and learning by providing research-based solutions to materials creation, program implementation, and evaluation and assessment. CASLS is one of sixteen National Foreign Language Resource Centers that work to increase the nation's capacity for language teaching and learning.
For more information, go to https://casls.uoregon.edu