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Wall Street Institute, the Pearson-owned English learning company, has teamed up with the Financial Times to launch AppGrade, an educational game based on editorial content from the FT.
AppGrade is a Facebook-based app aimed at people learning English and includes a weekly article from the FT, adapted for this purpose, followed by a questionnaire. The game encourages students to share their experiences socially and compete with friends and other students.
The game is an extension of the product suite ForToday, launched last year, which provides Wall Street International students around the world with multiple English language learning opportunities based on editorial content from the Financial Times. More than 3,000 students have become active subscribers of FT.com since launch.