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November 20, 2012

EigoTown.com releases 'choose your own adventure' English-learning apps

eigoTown-Oxford Interactive Bookworms AppsEigoTown has published a new range of interactive iOS apps as part of their Oxford Bookworms series for English learners. The apps are 'choose your own adventure'-style stories, where the reader controls what happens next and can tap on different options to decide where to go in the story. 

Each of the four stories – Mystery in London, The White Stones, Oranges in the Snow, and Survive! – are full of mystery and suspense, with plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep the reader hunting for the happy ending. The apps also have full audio narration recorded by a native speaker, a Japanese-English glossary, and 'tappable' words that pop up with Japanese translations.

The stories are at the Starter level, which is the easiest of the seven Bookworms stages. Russell Willis, president of eigoTown, commented, "These apps are a brilliant way for people with little or no knowledge of English to enjoy an exciting adventure story. Even people who may not be so keen on reading will have fun trying to solve the mystery in each story."

The Interactive apps form a new branch of eigoTown's successful Oxford Bookworms range, a partnership with Oxford University Press that has seen the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland app shoot to the top of the App Store charts in Japan. 

The apps are available for iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch, and are currently just ¥250 each as part of a special introductory offer.

See also:
More Information in Japanese
Bookworms Interactive Apps on iTunes

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