7 Great Games To Learn Spanish, French & Other Languages

0 lang games intro   7 Great Games To Learn Spanish, French & Other LanguagesLearning a new language can be a difficult task. It takes hard work, dedication, and time. It’s better to learn multiple languages when you’re a child, but a lot of people didn’t grow up with that option. That’s okay, because we have the Internet!

Mastering a new language can be tedious work, but no one ever said it has to be boring. By playing language learning games online, you can increase your vocabulary almost without realizing it. ┬áIn the past, we’ve covered 3 Innovative Ways To Learn Or Improve A Foreign Language and 18 Great Sites to Learn a New Language. In this article, I’m going to go over a few websites that offer Spanish learning games, as well as a lot of other well-known languages.


Note: Most of the games featured here require that you have either Flash or Java installed. If you experience any problems while playing the games, this is most likely the cause.

Digital Dialects

When I first stumbled upon Digital Dialects, I was amazed. This comprehensive website offers free to use interactive games in over 50 different languages; and according to the site, language sections are updated regularly and new sections are under development.

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On the main page, you have several languages to pick from in alphabetical order. Simply click the language you are interested in learning and you are taken to a page with different subjects to cover. These range from vocabulary and clothing to food and colors.

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Once you’ve made your choice, you should be taken to a screen that covers all of the vocabulary words you will be learning. Click play game (with either text or audio) and you are taken to the screen where you can begin playing.

LanguageGames

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Moving on, LanguageGames.org offers a few games you might find interesting. These consist of a word search, crossword puzzles, and hangman. They offer all of the most common languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian. It might not sound like much, but you can spend a lot of time on this site (trust me), especially if you naturally like doing puzzles and word searches.

LanguageGain

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LanguageGain features games for learning Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, Hindi, Arabic, and Japanese. On the main page, simply click on the language you want to learn and you are taken to the page hosting the different games. The games are mostly word matches and flashcard games, but it helps you learn the language through visualization and sound.

Vocabulary.co.il

This website has multiple games having to do with foreign language vocabulary. There are word matches for English, French, German, and Spanish, as well as a common foreign phrase meaning game, a Spanish math game, and a Spanish/English color match game.

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By playing a word match game you can visualize the connection between the two words in the different languages you’re learning. In my opinion, this is much better than if you were staring at the words next to each other in a book.

Transparent Language

This website features over 100 languages, but is rather difficult to navigate. The easiest way to get to the game page of a given language is to alter your URL as follows:

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Just substitute the word ‘German’ for the language you want to learn. As an example, by adding [/learn-french/games] to the end of the URL, you are taken to the French Games page. I’m sure there is an easier way of accomplishing this, but I haven’t seen it. I don’t know for 100% if all of the URLs are like this, but it worked with all of the major languages I’ve tested.

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Each page features word seek, plug-n-play, unscramble, and international cafe games.

Spanish Learning Games

The last two websites I’ve found only offer Spanish learning games, but I felt I needed to mention them because they’re quite good. If you’re learning Spanish you’ll want to check these sites out.

So without further adieu (oops, that’s French)…

Scholastic Teachers

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This website might be for the younger crowd, but nevertheless they have some great Spanish learning games. There are games to test your memorization skills, grammar, math, vocabulary, and overall knowledge and they are done quite well.

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For instance, there is a game entitled Spanish-English Cycle Race where you are given words and have to match them to their equal in order to make your racer pedal faster to win the race. I got them all right on easy and still lost the race. I guess I wasn’t quick enough, but if I keep playing, I bet I will be!

Apples 4 the Teacher

Upon visiting this website, you need to scroll down the page to get to the Spanish section. The site also offers sign language, Gaelic, and Polish games, but the Spanish section is the most useful.

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There are games to help you visualize the Spanish alphabet, counting (forwards and backwards), and the parts of the face. They are mostly for kids, but again they could prove useful to most anyone.

Conclusion

I hope you found this article useful and you are off learning a new language. You probably didn’t even make it this far because you’re still playing some of the games on the first sites I mentioned, but if you do read this I’d love to hear your thoughts, ideas, and comments below!

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Anonymous

The games are great, a little too easy for me, but I will definitely play some of them in my free-time. Thank you for the websites and such.

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Aibek

enjoy!

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Steve Campbell

You’re welcome! I hope some of them are advanced enough for you :)

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AMG

Good games, even though they are a little too easy for me. I will definitely use some of them in my free-time. Thanks for the websites and such.

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David Corcoran

love the spanish games!

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Sandra Nelson – homeschool mom

The sites are great. Thanks for the link to Vocabulary.co.il. Its language games are cool but I found some incredibly useful other games for learning analogies (ie dog is to puppy as cat is to …..) and common idiomatic expressions (“cream of the crop” means…)

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Steve Campbell

You’re welcome! Yeah some of the sites have a lot of other information that
is useful too.

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Sandra Nelson – homeschool mom

The sites are great. Thanks for the link to Vocabulary.co.il. Its language games are cool but I found some incredibly useful other games for learning analogies (ie dog is to puppy as cat is to …..) and common idiomatic expressions (“cream of the crop” means…)

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Steve Campbell

You’re welcome! Yeah some of the sites have a lot of other information that
is useful too.

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Nicola

Great info. I would love your feedback on a new site that I launched 6 months ago, twistynoodle.com. It is a coloring page site that allows you to customize the text. I think it is a fun way for kids to learn some words in other languages, I would love to hear your thoughts. Here’s a link… http://twistynoodle.com/coloring/food/fruits/manzana-coloring-page/
Nicola @ Twisty Noodle

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Nicola

Great info. I would love your feedback on a new site that I launched 6 months ago, twistynoodle.com. It is a coloring page site that allows you to customize the text. I think it is a fun way for kids to learn some words in other languages, I would love to hear your thoughts. Here’s a link… http://twistynoodle.com/colori
Nicola @ Twisty Noodle