Do you love playing games?
Do you love learning new languages?
If you’ve answered “yes” to both of these questions, then definitely keep reading because this article is just for you!
If you said “no” to one of the above questions, then you’re in for a treat: Games make language learning extremely enjoyable, and language learning adds a whole new nuance to playing games.
There are tons of awesome ways to learn a foreign language using media such as watching movies, listening to music or even reading foreign magazines. However, most people can agree that playing games is definitely by far one of the best ways to learn a new language.
If you’re trying to teach yourself a new language, learning through games is a solid method because not only are they usually appropriate for (and enjoyed by) learners of all ages, but many are also wonderful for get-togethers with friends and family. This can lead to multiple people learning foreign words and phrases all at the same time without using those boring books and mind-numbing tests that typical classes come with.
For those who prefer to learn solo, fear not! There are a few games mentioned that can be played alone as well.
This post is also worth reading if you’re an ESL teacher looking for new activities to help teach your students foreign languages. Several of the games featured on this list would be perfect language learning tools in the classroom (especially the board games, card games and games that you can create on your own). Students will love these activities and most likely they’ll retain the information faster than ever.
So, if you’ve never used games to boost your foreign language vocabulary before (or even if you have and are just looking for more options), prepare to be blown away by this list of thirteen games that can help you build your foreign language vocabulary fast!