From the jury: "New Amigos is an outstanding example of how informal learning helps to increase multicultural understanding and good language learning. Equally important is that the board game also creates favourable conditions for friendship. Hence the name New Amigos."
New Amigos was the first edugame to be nominated as "Game of the Year" in the Netherlands in 2006.
New Amigos has been used for 10 years in school competitions in Germany and Russia, with 70 000 participating students. In 2016 schools from Switzerland and Austria joined as well. See www.spielendrussisch.de for more
We believe language learning should be a fun and collaborative experience where players from two languages play to learn from each other on equal grounds.
New Amigos is the name of the game and our mission statement. We want our players to reach out and create friendships through mutual language learning experiences, which combined adds up to a better and more peaceful world
We could only do this with the support of a growing community of players across the world. Players in schools, language cafes and private homes connect to learn. You can join too! Simply visit a language cafe, create your own (we'll tell you how) or sign up to play online!
I learnt more Arabic in one weekend than I have in six years as head of the reception center
I am impressed that so many Norwegians are interested in learning Arabic
New Amigos is not just a game, it's a peace project
I had great fun!
New Amigos builds on the same basic principles as those we all followed when we learned how to speak. By recognizing, imitating and memorizing, one can acquire the basics of both minor and major languages in a playful and social manner
School project ensures Russia dialogue even in difficult times