We are launching an online gaming portal for language learning purposes with the specific target group of German-speakers, including both business professionals and students as well as apprentices and vocational school students with an English level of B1-C1. Our portal will be called Whole Wheat Games, featuring the opportunity to log on to a live session with up to 8 players and with one native English speaker who is also a trained ESL teacher. The games are designed to foster interaction, compel one to speak, and to promote vocabulary building, improvement of natural and authentic expressions, including ridding oneself of Germanisms (German-English false friends), and to maximize the kinesthetic learning potential through entertaining education. In people’s hectic business and student lives, furthermore, this option of online interaction serves to make the sessions more easily integrable into the workday. At a time when internet users have an all-time high in terms of access to authentic content for passive learning, active sessions with live moderation and assistance remain however limited, and none that I’m aware of specifically cater to German-speakers with their specific hang-ups with the language.
We need a website to get us going! We will have content for the website ready by the end of June approximately. The website should be a basic page re maybe a one-pager something akin to this one on a smaller level:
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Big Potato is our role model.
It should just include “about us” and our shop from which people can book access to a session and eventually a booking system (where they can choose an appointment).