Free Rice (web vocabulary)
Free Rice is an online vocabulary game where guessing the correct meaning of a word triggers a donation of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). It covers a whole range of subjects and players are now be able to test their knowledge of multiplication, world capital cities, chemical symbols, foreign languages and even the styles of famous painters. Every correct answer generates a donation of 20 grains of rice to WFP.
"Wendy Adeniji finds 3T's impressive Sonica a real step forward for language learning"
From 2010 all key stage 2 pupils should have the opportunity to learn a foreign language. However, the caveat is that not all KS2 teachers will feel confident in being able to teach this. French might seem to be the safe option, but because Spanish is one of the four major world languages, the Department for Education and Skills commissioned 3T Productions to produce Sonica, a multimedia software package which covers two years' worth of Spanish teaching for non-specialist teachers.
A html-based version of this article: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=2061698
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