Tag: vocab

Fun Way for Adults to Learn Words

Vocabulary Systems, Inc. has launched Vocab Victor, a word learning app to help English language learners improve their vocabulary by playing games on their smartphones or tablets. Targeted at adult learners, such as college students, it builds on the students’ existing vocabulary, teaching new words as it strengthens knowledge of existing words. The games are designed to promote native-like...

Sex, Chocolate, and Vocab

Learning new words stimulates the same brain center as such long-proven means of deriving pleasure, as having sex, gambling or eating chocolate, according to a new study published in the journal Current Biology. A team of researchers at Barcelona's Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and Germany’s Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg has found that successful learning of the meanings of new...