Cassandra here from team DigitEd!
I hope you enjoy trying the games that Bastien has put the links to. You might try our games and wonder what the heck... that is French!!
Yes, given that we are a French team with several members, including myself, who are in cognitive science, we are also planning on testing our method here in France at the same time that the XPRIZE is on. Since our brains all 'read' the same, our goal is to find solutions not just for situations that the XPRIZE is highlighting, but also for schools, students, teachers and parents around the world. As you might know, France has the largest disparity in the EU between students who succeed and students who fail, and the problem starts with early reading education. Stanislas Dehaene, our team member has been on the forefront of this debate for years now and we look forward to attacking the education issue not only through the XPRIZE, but also here on our home turf.
Our method is in fact made in such a way that the pedagogical progression can be easily adapted locally to any alphabetic language: using the same cognitive science backed core and serious game software.
We encourage other research labs working in cognitive science and education around the world to give it a try and test the results where they live!