Learning Games Network receives $2m from Gates for adult-learning ESL game


From the Education Arcade’s partner—the Learning Games Network—comes this great news:

The Learning Games Network, a non-profit spin-off of the MIT Education Arcade that bridges the gap between research and practice in game-based education, today announced a $1.99 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand Xenos, its flagship integrated social learning environment gaming platform, for Hispanic adults learning English (ESL) in libraries and workplaces. The goal of the Play Games-Learn English Project is to provide self-directed ESL instructional resources to adults in informal learning and vocational training settings. Pilot sites include the Boston and San Francisco Public Libraries and BJ’s Wholesale Clubs.

Read the full announcement—and congrats to The Education Arcade and the LGN team.

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