An Acadian's video game makes it easier to learn foreign languages

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An Acadian’s video game makes it easier to learn foreign languages

< p class="sc-v64krj-0 dlqbmr">The Antura game and letters makes language learning easier.

A video game can be very useful for learning languages. a foreign language. Antura and the lettersis a good example. This promising project won an international prize for social commitment, much to the delight of one of its designers, Acadian Chad Comeau.

Originally from Clare, in the Baie- Sainte-Marie in Nova Scotia, Chad Comeau currently lives in Germany.

A happy combination of circumstances led him to take part in the project Antura et les lettres . His design and translation skills were used to recently present a new version for Ukrainians, after three intense months of work.

Chad Comeau, from Clare, Nova Scotia, is a video game designer.

The game which features a small dog was first designed for learning Syrian and Afghan languages ​​in a conflict context. This time it has been adapted for Ukraine, which is battling Russia in a war that has been going on since spring.

Antura and the Letters does does not require teacher support. Letters, words and sentences follow one another in a playful environment intended for children who cannot go to school or who do not understand the language of their country of exile.

The Antura and the Letters game is offered in Arabic.

Chad Comeau worked in a completely different world than that of the Clairvoyance games, which make known the attractions region, and a culinary application of recipes from Baie-Sainte-Marie.

“It's cool to work on languages ​​in the context of video games. We wanted to help and I wanted to use my skills as a translator and designer for a good cause.

—Chad Comeau, video game designer

The design team of Antura and the Letters believes in bringing comfort to young people who live in difficult situations in an environment of political tension. Syrian children said they were happy to have Antura as a companion, says the Acadian.

Through the game, we see characters telling a story.

It helps the well-being of young people. They experience great benefit from having fun with the game. They are happy. I wanted to have an impact with my work, but this is the first time I have seen such a big impact, because we are helping in a tangible way, noted Chad Comeau.

He is currently working on other language adaptations of the game and is dreaming of versions for First Nations in Acadia.

From an interview with Michel on Saturday

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