Play Games to Grow up Bilingual

the BlaSquare Linguistic Game

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Abstract

A new kind of computer game is proposed, to support the linguistic development of primary school children, growing in multilingual environments: with it players will be able to simultaneously learn multiple languages.

The novel idea is to treat words in different languages as physical items, that the player can collect and exchange for other words or for concrete objects. A prototype is currently under development, and it will be tested in cooperation with local schools. By design this linguistic game will also be extensible, so parents and teachers can tailor it with respect to languages and learning contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Knowledge Communication and Peer Reviewing: KCPR 2007, Jointly with The 4th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications: CITSA 2007 and the 5th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT 2007
Number of pages4
Publication date2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Valente, A., & Marchetti, E. (2007). Play Games to Grow up Bilingual: the BlaSquare Linguistic Game. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Knowledge Communication and Peer Reviewing: KCPR 2007, Jointly with The 4th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications: CITSA 2007 and the 5th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT 2007
Valente, Andrea ; Marchetti, Emanuela. / Play Games to Grow up Bilingual : the BlaSquare Linguistic Game. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Knowledge Communication and Peer Reviewing: KCPR 2007, Jointly with The 4th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications: CITSA 2007 and the 5th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT 2007. 2007.
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Play Games to Grow up Bilingual : the BlaSquare Linguistic Game. / Valente, Andrea; Marchetti, Emanuela.

Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Knowledge Communication and Peer Reviewing: KCPR 2007, Jointly with The 4th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications: CITSA 2007 and the 5th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT 2007. 2007.

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