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My Word Coach

Released on 16 November 2007

Rating: 3+ (PEGI)

3.0 out of 5 (10 customer reviews) | Write a review

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My Word Coach offers a fun and challenging way to improve verbal skills through a series of engaging activities and exercises.

The game was inspired by ongoing vocabulary acquisition research by Thomas Cobb, University Professor in Applied Linguistics at the University of Quebec. Enjoyable activities include word recognition, spelling challenges, and vocabulary definition, including 16,800 words from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary.

When you play, My Word Coach assesses, monitors, and rewards your Expression Potential, a score that represents your ability to command and use the English language. The higher the number (out of a possible 100%), the better you are able to express yourself!


  • Over 16,500 words and definitions using the Official Cambridge Dictionary
  • 3 difficulty levels
  • 4 different personal coaches to choose from
  • Save data for 3 people so the whole family can play
  • 6 Core Training Exercises:

    • Missing Letter - Find the missing letters. In harder levels words have an incorrect letter, replace it with the correct letter.
    • Split Decision - Choose the correct definition for a given word.
    • Pasta Letters - Spell out words from letters sinking in a soup. In easy levels, letters are displayed in the right order before being mixed in the soup. In harder level, only the definition will be displayed and you will have to figure out the word which needs spelling.
    • Block Letter - In this Tetris like exercise spell any of the listed word with the blocks. When a word is correctly completed, it's blocks are removed.
    • Word Shuffle - Choose the correct definition for a given word. You will then be given a new list of words and must find the correct word for the definition.
    • Safecracker - A word is the code to a safe. Using the definition you must write the correct word as fast as possible to beat your opponent.

    customer Reviews

     Average rating (10 reviews)


    | | See all BengalBabe's reviews (1)

    Good training, only complaint is that if you are left handed, you have to do the word block with the touch screen on the right, as there is no facility to turn the DS to left hand unlike in brain training.
    Other than that pretty good training.

     Warning to UK users: uses American vocabulary

    | | See all NumberSix's reviews (1)

    This game uses American spellings of words. For example:

    'traveling' rather than 'travelling'
    'jewelry' rather than 'jewellery'
    'flavored' rather than 'flavoured'

    ...and so on. Also some typically American words are included, for example 'condo' (without explaining that it's actually an abbreviation) and 'peewee' (which I have never heard anyone use).

    There is an option to select whether the user is in the USA, Canada or the UK but it doesn't have any noticeable effect on the spellings used.

    If this doesn't bother you then the game is reasonably enjoyable (but not exceptional), but as I am British I would not give this to a child (or an adult) in the UK.

     Very Addictive

    | | See all felix0930's reviews (4)

    I only got this game about two weeks ago and I have played it every single day and I am very addicted to it. i really enjoy doing my 20 minutes a day, and feel like I am using my game console to further myself!
    There are a variety of games to coach you your new words, and when you get any wrong, they definition of all the words covered is provided afterwards.
    Some of the games I find difficult, but the more you practice the better you'd become. If you like 'Brain Training' then you will like this.

     A little bit disappointing.

    | | See all exoneuk's reviews (19)

    Top 100 Games Reviewer

    The recent fad of Brain Training games is hitting the UK like a massive tidal wave and to be perfectly honest, while I could stand the charm of Sight Training and the potential benefits of Brain Training, there is a limit to things like this.

    I have to point out that this is not so much a game, although likes most games of this nature, it breaks everything down into bite-sized mini-games, some of which are OK, some of which are just horrifically dull. In all, you get six, which doesn't sound like a lot (and it's not really) and two of them, Pasta Letters and Safecracker, are beyond dull really.

    On the plus side, Block Letters, which has you tilting the DS on its side and spelling out the words listed on the left-hand screen (the top screen) on the touch screen, is a fun game to play but one decent game doesn't make up for the slightly less exciting ones on offer.

    You can unlock a bonus, faster paced version of the Block Letters game for your own amusement and you can even unlock a spelling bee-style game. However, the downside to this mode is the woeful execution of it. When you spell out the word, you have to do it, letter by letter, can't go back and delete any letters and you have to confirm each letter as you go along. It is beyond frustrating.

    And yet I find myself going back to this game more often than I would like to admit. There is a part of me that feels this is actually a far more useful tool than it really ought to be. It's not as if my vocabuary was terribly limited beforehand but I find myself using new words I learn from the game when I can fit it into the proper context.

    So, it's a bizarre little thing really. It isn't a proper game but it's an interesting little curio and a good little tool for anyone who wants to improve their vocabulary.

    It is nothing more and nothing less.

    From the gamer's perspective, it's not going to do you any good really... not unless you want it to.


    | | See all shaunthesheep's reviews (32)

    To start with this game seemed fun, but once you train everyday and unlock the few levels there are it becomes repetitive and boring

    I dont think it really teaches you much more then common words

    No good for any one below 30 as its to hard far to dull and boring

    no perks no good graphics

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    Rating3+ (PEGI)