The Practice Series has won numerous awards including the Serious Games Showcase Awards, and the Serious Play Awards.
Practice Spanish: Study Abroad provides you with real-world language practice, just like an actual study abroad trip, allowing you to explore the Spanish language in real-world cultural settings while having fun using your developing language skills to complete practical, day-to-day activities. You might be challenged to find your classes on campus, plan weekend excursions, buy souvenirs, interact with your fictional host family, and possibly seek medical attention to assist a fellow classmate.
You will design and personalize your own avatar, and you will interact with other non-player characters like fellow classmates and your host family. Short pre-task vocabulary and grammar activities will prepare you to complete the challenges. In the multi-player setting you will have the opportunity to interact with your fellow classmates from within the game, providing you with the opportunity to speak Spanish with your real-world classmates from within the virtual setting.
Your performance will be measured by your ability to successfully complete the tasks while also maximizing your avatar’s achievement across four key variables: money, time spent, well-being, and language mastery. You can play the game as often as you like- exploring different parts of the city and meeting new people along the way.
Practice Spanish: Study Abroad will be accessible online through McGraw-Hill Connect or directly through www.mhpractice.com. Practice Spanish: Study Abroad will be available to students taking the Introductory Spanish course at participating institutions.
Contact your local McGraw-Hill representative now to learn more and get started enhancing your classroom learning with the Practice line of simulation games.
Try the demo version and begin to explore the world of Practice Spanish today. To play the demo, you must download and install the Sandstone Player.
Sandstone brings immersive, fully 3D games to the web and mobile devices, delivering high-quality, multiplayer 3D games via an always-on web service. Games can be played from any web-connecting PC, Mac, iPad or Android tablet, and the service keeps everything up-to-date and compatible.
You must download and install the Sandstone Player before playing any of the Practice Series games.
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