Language Empires

Rating Language Empires - 5 out of 5 - Best Rating 5.0

  • iPad
  • Paid
  • age 18+
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About Language Empires

This is a highly engaging app that will use children’s imaginations and take them back in history as they practice their language skills. It is an app that serves its purpose as a language and literacy app whilst also broadening the educational spectrum with history. We give this app an EAS Certification of 5 Stars and EAS Recommended Status. 

Language Empires Review

'Language Empires' is an app which provides children with engaging and imaginative activities to practise their language and communication skills.  It has been developed by two speech-language pathologists and has activities in eight different learning areas. The areas are: how, which and why questions, inferencing, vocabulary, predicting, figurative language and sequencing. The app is based around a theme of Ancient Civilisations and each of the learning areas has a different setting.  We would recommend the app for use with KS2 and possibly also KS3 children.  It provides comprehensive activities across various aspects of language and can also provide opportunities for children to practise specific skills which they find particularly difficult or need to develop. The activities on inferencing and figurative language would be particularly useful for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

The landing page is inviting and engaging and there is a video tutorial which saves the teacher/parent valuable time in exploring and investigating the various features when using the app for the first time.

Before using the app, a parent, teacher or the child him/herself can add players and a photo or an avatar can be used to assist with identification.  There can be multiple users and up to 5 can play at any one time.  The players can then be placed into one or more of the language empires and take it in turns to play.  As the children progress, they collect coins for correct answers and when ten coins are gained they get a crown.  Certificates can also be printed or shared.  Each child's progress is tracked throughout and reports can be emailed or shared, homework linked to the activity can be printed and teachers/parents can check for specific areas of difficulty.

There are settings on the app to allow music to be turned on or off, the written questions to be displayed and/or spoken and the incorrect answers to be indicated by being removed or having an audio signal.  In our opinion it would be useful if the answer options, as well as the questions, had an audio voiceover as this would make the app more accessible to less able readers.  In addition, if a player clicks 'Done' the app returns to the start and it would be useful to have a prompt before quitting.

Several of the learning areas have options to set the questions at different levels of difficulty and examples of the levels are shown on corresponding homework sheets.  The app has extensive content and can be used by a range of ages and abilities, even simultaneously.  The ancient civilisation theme and the award system means that the app is both engaging and rewarding for children to use.  Once the avatars are set up and as long as users are fluent readers then the app can be used independently.  The app is ideal for use either as a standalone activity for or as a precursor/follow up to other work on language skills.

App Details





Cognitive Development
Communication Skills


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - Yes - 1st Party


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