The start-up XPLingo has presented a new concept of learning languages - «Play your language».
There is no best way to learn a foreign language, than to go abroad. However, this is not always possible. You can benefit from the digital world: with an innovative idea, the start-up XPLingo offers an absolutely new way of learning a foreign language.
The player finds himself as a protagonist on the tablet computer or computer and sets off for an interactive adventure story in another country, which creates moments that he could only experience in the respective country. The player interacts in various scenes, opens new pages in the history and communicates with native people within the virtual world. This unique adventure allows also to learn a language.
The German-Brazilian team has experienced that foreign languages are learnt better through personal experience, rather than within language courses. Ingo Ehrle worked for 6 years in Barcelona, building up a subsidiary for a German software company. In 2014 he met José Rodolfo Freitas in Munich, an experienced game designer and software engineer. Together they founded the start-up XPLingo with the slogan «Play your language».
«Stories and personal experiences have a very decisive effect on anyone`s motivation to learn a language», founders resume their idea. - «That`s why we build game-based learning solutions that amuse and teach the user while he/she discovers an exciting adventure story. Thus, the country, the culture and the people are put directly on the tablet or computer».