Saturday, July 20, 2013

Website Review: Games for Language (currently an Educents deal)

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Games for Language

Games for Language is a website to help adults learn a new language.  The languages that are offered are Italian, Spanish, French, and German.  I am fairly fluent in Spanish, but love to brush up on it when I can and I want my children to also learn Spanish, so I chose to try out the Spanish language program.  My almost 11 year old daughter and I sat down to check it out and I have to say, I am pretty impressed.  She was having a blast playing the games and was really learning at the same time.  We played for about an hour, and she was bummed when I told her we had to log off to do other things.  Over that hour, she increased her vocabulary and improved her pronunciation.  The games use real conversations to teach the language in the ways it is used in everyday life.  It uses listening, speaking, reading, and writing to improve the learner's proficiency.  There are grammar lessons built in as well, but they are spread out so that you are gradually introduced to the grammar rules.  You can also ask questions through their Google + and facebook pages.  Each game also allows you to earn points, and the more points you earn, you can earn free months access.

Starting today, you can find a special deal on Educents to purchase access to the website at a great discount.  If you want to see the games for yourself, you can visit the Games for Language website and play their free demos, in each of the 4 languages.

I recommend Games for Language to anyone who is interested in learning a new language, or brushing up on a language they already know.  Although the website is geared to adults, children will also benefit from the games as well.

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