Pearson India has rolled out an interactive skill on Amazon Alexa for students and learners of all age groups to learn English. The Pearson MyPedia skill offers a collection of engaging stories coupled with fun facts, trivia, quizzes and rewards. By simply saying “Alexa, open MyPedia” or “Alexa, I want to learn English”, the users can get access to the interactive format of the skill can help them improve English vocabulary, listening, speaking, comprehension and storytelling.
Expressing happiness to add the capability of learning English with the Pearson MyPedia skill, Puneesh Kumar, Country Manager for Alexa Experiences and Devices, Amazon India, said, “Our teams are constantly working to add new features and experiences so that the Alexa voice service is more relevant and useful for users. The combination of interactive learning and the simplicity of voice interactions with Alexa will make this a fun experience for users of all age groups.”
Designed to enhance the interest of students in the English language, MyPedia skill stories can inspire the users to be authors and be imaginative while writing in English. Moreover, the skill’s simple voice interface helps students to learn in an interactive manner by taking their own time.
If you are wondering how you can access it? Well, the MyPedia skill can be accessed on all Amazon Echo smart speakers, Echo Show smart displays as well as the Alexa app for smartphones.
As the world is battling with Coronavirus pandemic, students can leverage the benefits of the MyPedia Alexa skill as it can help them make the most of this unique learning environment while they remain indoors. Interestingly, it provides a holistic approach for students to build their language skills from home to reach greater goals outside academic achievements.
“Considering the current scenario, it is our endeavour to support students of all age-groups by providing rich content and environment, to enhance imagination and creativity amongst students. We have worked with Amazon Alexa team to build Pearson MyPedia skill that will help learners improve their English language abilities through storytelling. The skill can supplement reading and writing of the English language in a new, eﬀective, and fun way”, said Ramesh Subbarao, Vice President – Portfolio, South Asia, Pearson.
‘MyPedia Reader’ is a story book, a guide and a game book for learners to enable them to be more imaginative while writing their stories in the English language. It shares rich and diverse stories by students stemming from their own experiences, issues and aspirations. The stories of this book will prompt the students to ‘think critically’ and ‘write creatively’.
You can purchase ‘MyPedia Reader’ via Amazon Kindle store and read at whenever you are free.
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