Mind Snacks: French
Mind Snacks is a free app for the iPhone. It is designed for beginners in French. The app provides free lessons that begin with a learning protion and a testing/game portion. The learning portion shows a word, has a picture to demonstrate the word, and the app says the word if you click on the picture. The learning portion is a great way to practice prononciation and to study vocab words. The testing/game portion is a set of 9 games that test the student's mastery. The games are: Swell, Belly, Word Birds, Bloon, Slider, Bubbler, Dam Builder, Stacks, and Totem. The games combine vocab recognition through either showing a word, picture, or having the app say the foreign word. In the classroom I would suggest the app to low performing students because the games are fun and helpful. They put the material on a simpler level and engage the user.