Despite the very Welsh name, Gruff is actually half French. Nowadays, he's a tech entrepreneur (and some-time novelist) but he used to be a physicist at Imperial College before getting hooked on inventing things. He has a special interest in language learning, speaks five languages to varying degrees of fluency and he often blogs about language learning, science, and technology.
As well as co-founding Kwiziq
, he is the author the Amazon best-selling SF thriller, The Looking Glass Club
and the inventor of the Exertris gaming exercise-bike
, a free online tool that makes drawing flow charts and relationship diagrams as quick and easy as describing them in pidgin English.
Posts by Gruff
¡Hola amigos! We’re super excited to announce we’ve launched our second language, Kwiziq Spanish! It’s currently available in beta*. Like Kwiziq French, it is free to register. What’s more, all new users signing up to Kwiziq Spanish will be given Premium… more »
Students who take the time to understand grammar, including the jargon, are the ones who sail ahead and succeed. more »
We were delighted to learn this week that Kwiziq has been named by CogX's expert panel as one of three finalists for the Best AI Product in Education Award. Congratulations to everyone in team Kwiziq! CogX are hosting the The AI… more »
The first Kwiziq French Film Fest review comes from none other than our CEO, Gareth "Gruff" Davies. more »
Want to be fluent in French? Our French writing challenges guide you to produce correct French and improve your speaking confidence and writing skills. more »
Studies from psychology show why carelessly speaking can be a dangerous French grammar practice and why you need to test yourself with quality exercises. more »
We've eliminated a bug and are getting ready to releae Kwiziq scoring v 4.0. more »
Read and listen to a version of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol," adapted for beginning French students. more »
Taking an online French test is one of the most effective things you can do to learn the French language. more »
There's an exciting body of research being published that backs the learning benefits of taking regular "low-stakes" French tests (quizzes). more »