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Spaceteam for foreign language study?
Although I'm a native English speaker I'm really excited for the ESL version this fall, but it got me thinking... What if Spaceteam could be used for more than practicing pronunciation and reading in a single language? (Well, and having a ridiculous amount of fun of course.)
I love languages and am working on Russian at the moment. It would be awesome if, for example, I had an instruction in English to shout out, but my classmate's corresponding control was in Russian (or vice versa). I bet we would all learn our new vocabulary amazingly fast. :-) It could work for practicing other aspects of a single language too, like antonyms or homonyms. If the lexithingy could allow the user to input two versions of each entry (I'm sorry I'm not sure of what terms to use!) -- i.e for russian study i would enter a word in English along with its Russian counterpart - then perhaps the game could be set to use one version on the instruction giving side and the other on the receiving side.
I'm probably crazy for getting so excited about something that would basically be studying, but I think it would be an amazingly fun and effective addition to a course of language study. Just an idea! Thanks for an great game and for making it even greater by adapting it for children and ESL students.