Vocab Victor is designed to supplement classroom instruction. Assign this fun app in lieu of vocabulary lists, flashcards, and worksheets to give your students focused vocabulary instruction that will hold their attention.
Vocab Victor is uniquely focused on intermediate-level vocabulary. Learning words at the intermediate level improves competence across all four language learning skills. Do your students make rapid strides in the first year, only to see their progress slow to a crawl at the intermediate level?
Words are not stored randomly in the brain. Rather, they’re stored in a network of lexical associations (see video below). Linguist Paul Meara made numerous investigations into the mental lexicon. He found that given a word association task, native speakers tended to produce many associated words. In contrast, second language learners produced only a few.
Victor builds more and stronger associations for the words your students already know, and teaches new words by associating them with existing, known words, helping students acquire native-like word networks. Furthermore, Victor teaches different types of knowledge, including synonyms, “type-of” relationships, collocations, derivations, multiple meanings and form-focused knowledge.
Watch game creator Dr. Heidi Brumbaugh explain more about the pedagogical and linguistic framework of Vocab Victor.
Victor tracks your students’ progress and adapts to their learning level and performance:
The Progress Room offers rich opportunities for in-class follow-up: