INTRO: The renowned British education publisher, Pearson, has recently announced that there will be a new Alexa skill which they say will help students of all the age groups learn English faster.
MyPedia: A new Alexa Skill to learn English
The new skill which is going to get introduced into Alexa is ‘MyPedia‘, it is the new interactive skill which is said to enhance English vocabulary, listening, comprehension and storytelling abilities of all learners through a collection of engaging stories coupled with fun facts, trivia, quizzes and rewards. And it is available for all the age groups and will help the children learn English a bit faster.
Pearson Says It will Help Children Gain Interest in English
In an official press release on Tuesday, the company Pearson said that the MyPedia is a skill which is designed to enhance children’s interest in the English language, and the stories in the skill can also inspire them to be authors or writers when they grow up. The company said in its statement “The skill’s simple voice interface can enable students to learn in an interactive manner, at their own pace … It provides a holistic approach for students to build their language skills from home, for greater goals outside academic achievements.”
New Skills Available On Alexa
The new skill is already available on Alexa, and to get started, users will have to say “Alexa, open MyPedia” or simply, “Alexa, I want to learn English”. It can be accessed via all Amazon Echo smart speakers, Echo Show smart displays, and the Alexa app for smartphones.
Pearson is also launching a series of storybooks titled ‘MyPedia Reader’ that the company says will allow children to be more imaginative while writing stories in English. The stories in MyPedia Reader are narrated from students’ perspective and curated by celebrated authors and educationists.
It will prompt the students to think critically and write creatively, claims the company. The storybooks are also available on Amazon Kindle starting at Rs. 64.