Dance mat teaches pupils Spanish language

The English government wants schools to buy the Sonica software package – including the dance mat – which communicates in Spanish to give pupils a love of languages from a young age.


Children learn words by placing their feet on coloured squares according to the words shown on screen and shouted out by a cartoon character. These cover topics such as colours, directions, shopping items and numbers.

Sonica Spanish, which also operates a sing-along feature – El Karaoke – and computer games, has been successfully tested in several schools.

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Via BBC News.