A few weeks ago Peter Muller sent me an email about a new app he co-created. I was very impressed when I tried it out, and said I would do a post about it on The English Blog, so here it finally is (better late than never!).
Towns & Cities is a 'hip-hop English language mobile app' for iPhone and Android. According to the press kit, 'Towns & Cities works as a supplemental language-learning tool for English learners, and uses original hip-hop music as its main channel for communication and engagement. The music comes from work in the classroom as a language assistant in Spain'. You can preview a few of the songs on the Towns & Cities Soundcloud account.
When I downloaded the app, it was free, which I thought was a bit strange given the amount of work which must have gone into it. It now costs £0.99, which is still incredibly cheap. I did a demo for my EM Normandie students using the videoprojector and they loved it.