"I love the idea of an avatar since it makes you feel more part of the game."
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What is Practice Spanish: Study Abroad?

Practice Spanish: Study Abroad is your ticket to virtually study abroad! Practice your developing language skills while exploring day-to-day life in a fictional Colombian town, completing a series of objectives within each of thirteen Quests, and solving intriguing mysteries along the way.

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Prior to entering each Quest, you can prepare yourself via related Mini-games, simple games playable on smartphones, tablets, and laptops for easy access. The Mini-games will help you master the relevant vocabulary and grammar needed to successfully complete the objectives within each Quest. For example, you’ll prepare to solve a museum robbery by working through a Mini-game on the preterite (past) tense of regular and irregular verbs—once mastered, this skill will help you investigate anything that happened in the past.

The Quests will take you through a variety of realistic experiences in your host city of Quyé. When you arrive at Quest 1 with your personalized avatar, you’ll learn how to navigate around the plaza, find something to eat, buy a gift for a friend, and eventually meet up with the study abroad coordinator—all typical experiences for a student abroad. But there is often a thrilling twist to each story—how can you help the language institute get rid of a terrifying ghost? How can you and your friends break the spell cast over a birthday party? How can you save a dying tree from a vengeful spirit of nature? The goal is to complete the objective of each Quest while exhibiting a high level of language mastery in all interactions—and to enjoy the process of learning abroad!

Practice Spanish: Study Abroad is accessible online through McGraw-Hill Connect or directly through www.mhpractice.com. Practice Spanish: Study Abroad is available to students taking the Introductory Spanish course at participating institutions or can be played independently in self-study mode.

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With the phone app you can play fun, quick Mini-games to build your skills for the Quests. (Quests require PC, Mac or tablet.).