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Release 2017.04.21

ReDucate Launches English Vocabulary Learning App “Maname”

ReDucate has launched an English vocabulary learning app “Maname” for Android and iOS. Maname also serves as an English vocabulary building app within RakutenSuperEnglish. To celebrate its release, ReDucate will be launching a marketing campaign that all users will get rewarded with Rakuten Super Points™.

ReDucate Launches English Vocabulary Learning App “Maname”

Maname is a vocabulary learning app which enables learners to acquire over 6,000 essential English words and phrases. The app widely covers English vocabulary from the school textbooks approved by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Introductory video for Maname https://youtu.be/TkUrmCCIKkc

Official website for Maname https://english.rakuten.co.jp/app/maname/ Learn seriously with well-developed contents Maname widely covers English vocabulary from the school textbooks approved by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and it enables users to acquire over 6,000 essential English words and phrases. Vocabulary flashcards are available for all words, with which you will be able to gain vocabulary knowledge. Learners can also brush up their speaking and writing skills by learning plenty of practical example sentences.

Learn at your own level At the start, Maname checks user’s current level of English and place them at an appropriate level within 65 ranks. As the users proceed with their study, their rank changes according to the number of questions answered and the percentage of correct answers; therefore, users will always be given questions most suitable for their learning status. Maname has five kinds of exercises: English-Japanese and Japanese-English questions, word stress questions, spelling quizzes, and cloze tests. Exercises are designed to acquire the meaning and pronunciation of words and phrases, as well as their usage. Repetitive practice with these exercises results in a longer-lasting learning.

Keep learning fun By studying English with Maname, users can acquire student characters and items to decorate their rooms as they like. The characters grow as the study progresses. These gamification features enable learners to continue their study without stress, and enjoy the vocabulary acquisition process. “Review characters” force users to answer the exercises which they have already covered, after a reasonable amount of time from the first try. Reviewing tends to be dull, but with Maname, it turns into an enjoyable experience as in-app items will be rewarded if you complete the review exercise. In addition, users will be able to see their progress with a graph that visualizes how much they are learning each day and how their ranks have improved. By realizing that they are actually getting better, users can stay motivated towards further improvement.

With our mission “Make the World Smarter,” ReDucate continues to provide a new learning experience in order to create a world where people all over the planet can enjoy learning. Thank you very much for learning with Maname.

Information about Marketing Campaign To celebrate the release of Maname, we have launched a marketing campaign to award all user with Rakuten Super Points™. Sign up from the campaign page and apply for the free trial of the app of your choice. All users who have become paid subscribers after the free trial period ends are eligible to get Rakuten Super Points™. Period: From April 19 at 10:00 to May 25th at 23:59, 2017 To learn more, please visit the website: https://english.rakuten.co.jp/campaign/open/?l-id=maname_bnr_cpn_open Official website for RakutenSuperEnglish RakutenSuperEnglish公式HP https://english.rakuten.co.jp/ RakutenSuperEnglish is Rakuten’s English learning service which has been developed based on ample know-hows that Rakuten has accumulated through its Englishnization project, which is to adopt English as the company’s official language. The service includes English learning apps which allow users to learn English efficiently at their own level and an after-school English school for children which focuses on developing practical English skills. Outline of Maname Maname is a vocabulary learning app which enables learners to acquire over 6,000 essential English words and phrases. The app widely covers English vocabulary from the school textbooks approved by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Users can learn vocabulary with exercises at an appropriate level. Maname has five kinds of exercises: English-Japanese and Japanese-English questions, word stress questions, spelling quizzes, and cloze tests. Exercises are designed to acquire the meaning and pronunciation of words and phrases, as well as their usage.
App Title Maname
Compatibility Smartphone – iOS 8.0 or later – Android 4.4 or later ※There are exceptions for some Android devices. PC – Windows: Windows 7 or later, latest version of Google Chrome web browser – Mac: OSX10.10 or later, latest version of Google Chrome web browser
Price Rakuten ID Payment 980JPY/30days  Free initial 30-day trial subscription Apple ID Payment 1080JPY/30 days 3200JPY/90 days 6000JPY/180 days 11800JPY/365 days
Download URL GooglePlay https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.reducate.neumann.release&hl=ja AppStore https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/%E3%81%BE%E3%81%AA%E3%81%BF/id1186608464?mt=8 PC https://app.ma-na-me.com/app/index.html
Official Website https://english.rakuten.co.jp/app/maname/
Official Twitter https://twitter.com/maname_ReDucate
Notes: – If you make a payment with Rakuten ID, you will be charged after free 30-day trial period ends. – Rakuten ID payment is available for iOS users. – You can cancel your free trial anytime. – Your subscription automatically continues, unless you cancel.