The Google Chrome Spell Up Project Helps Users Learn English

By: Jordy E  - May 13, 2014
References: spellup.withgoogle & techcrunch
The Google Chrome Spell Up browser is using online gaming as a way to teach English. Those who play the Tetris-like game will work with a speech recognition system that pairs points and advancements with the correct pronunciation of words and accurate responses to word scrambles.

Credits are also given for correct spelling, encouraging those practicing English to become well-acquainted with root words, verbs, adjectives and nouns. Definitions are also provided as clues, enabling players to make educated guesses based on the descriptions.

Spell Up uses Web Speech API and speech synthesis in order to recognize verbal communication. The experimental platform is making a convincing case for the need to further fuse games with educational purposes.