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GamesforLanguage adds Quick Games Tests

Test = Games for languageGamesforLanguage is adding Vocabulary Quizzes for each of its language courses: French, German, Italian, Spanish and Inglés.

(Inglés para hablantes de español, con 24 lecciones, se encuentra actualmente en desarrollo y no está completo.)

Each Vocabulary Quizz uses the vocabulary of each level and can be played in the "Quick Games" without log-in or registration. They use the quick moving and fun games of the courses, such as Snap Clouds, Shootout, Word Heroes, Writing Clowns, etc.

Links to each Level's pod-casts also allow users to practice their listening skills and refresh their memory.

You can test your skills by clicking Here and selecting your language.


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"The Story" of each of's French 1, German 1, Italian 1, and Spanish 1 courses is now available

Gamesforlanguage's has now placed “The Story” of its young traveler as six (6) podcasts for each of its four languages, French, German, Italian and Spanish, on its site. “The Story” describes in dialogue and narration the experiences of a young man as he travels through France, Germany, Italy and Spain respectively.

The useful and everyday language of “The Story” is also the basis for the vocabulary and various games in each of the courses.

Listen to the Level 1 podcast (6 Scenes) of your target language HERE, if you already have started to learn, and find out how much you understand.

Or just start a FREE course and surprise yourself how fast you'll learn by following the young man on his travels.

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Games for Language Course Vocabulary now on

Quizlet-GamesforlanguageGamesforLanguage has started to upload the vocabulary for its German, French, Italian, and Spanish courses to You'll find all words, phrases, and sentences of each Scene and can even add your own to learn and practice.

Quizlet's FREE flashcards, tests, and study games make learning fun and engaging for students of all ages. Use Quizlet on your computer at home or school using Quizlet's mobile apps for iOS and Android and practice our Gamesforlanguage vocabs on the go!

Join one of our GamesforLanguage Quizlet classes of German, French, Italian and Spanish. Play and practice with our travel story online, and accelerate your learning even more with Quizlet/Gamesforlanguage.

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Games for Language Learning: German - A Game A Day

Games for Language Learning - A Game a Day just started a daily game for those who are learning German. These daily 2-3 minute games - which can be played without registering or logging in - are a fun way to learn and practice small chunks of German. Brief explanations accompany the games.

The first game - Die Bootsfahrt - practices compound words and Present Tense forms of "machen". The second game - vorhaben - explains how a typical German separable prefix works.

Play and learn with a daily German Game or connect via our special Facebook Page: Learn German - A Game A Day.  

Viel Spaß!

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GamesforLanguage listed in Serious Games Directory

SGA - pageWe are pleased to be listed in the Serious Games Directory (SGA).

The Serious Games Directory is published by the Serious Games Association, an international trade organization open to all professionals engaged in the serious games industry.

The GamesforLanguage team believes that games can make language learning fun. More and more adults discover that games are not just for children. Adults enjoy them as well. offers FREE language courses for French, German, Italian and Spanish.
The 36 lessons of each course tell a travel story, in which the learner follows a young traveler on his trip. Importantly, with the story, you'll not only remember the new content words, but also the phrases and sentences in which they are used. This is more effective than other programs, which often teach unrelated words out of context!
Users can also download the vocabulary list of each Scene as well as the mp3 audio of each level and play Quick Games.

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Mi dispiace, me alegro et al: Quick Games for Language Learning

French Shootout GameSince adding Quick Games for German, French, Italian and Spanish in February 2014, many players have found these games a quick and fun way to practice or test their knowledge.

There are now over 60 games that can be played in 2-3 minutes without even registering. Players click on Quick Games, select their language and game, and start playing.

Game topics range from Trivia Quizzes to Survival Verbs, Days of the Week, Asking for Directions, Basic Numbers, etc. is adding new games weekly. Using games for language learning is both effective and fun!

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Destiny is addicted to GamesforLanguage...

Destiny is "addicted" to GamesforLanguage courses. A recent review by Destinyslanguagelearningcorner indicated that Destiny Lillian Funnington (the fictional character of the website) likes our game- and story-based language programs for German, French, Spanish and Italian.

Why don't you also give them a try?

Destiny also liked that the four courses are entirely FREE - no up-sell or time limits. You just need to register. And - if you just want to test your knowledge - you can now play the "Quick Games" without even registering! And you can play and learn with them on most mobile devices and tablets with Internet access - no apps needed!

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German 1 for Beginners removed for further development

The first 12 Scenes of “German 1 for Beginners” have been available to all registered users for FREE, but as of March 16, 2015, the course has been removed for further development. 

German1 Course: GamesforLanguageGerman 1, "Michael in Deutschland,” continues to be available to all registered users for FREE. Many learners with some background in German have found this 36-lesson course a fun way to practice and supplement a more traditional course. Each lesson adds between 16-18 new words and idiomatic phrases.


German 2 course - GamesforlanguageGerman 2, "Blüten in Berlin?" is now online and available for all registered users for FREE. This course has 72 lessons, adds 6-8 new words or idiomatic phrases with each lesson, and picks up the story of German 1. Michael Mueller returns to Berlin and helps solve a counterfeit money mystery. The German 1 course is not a prerequisite, but "Blüten in Berlin?", with its inclusion of more idiomatic phrases and conversational "filler words," is designed for learners who are comfortable with German basics.

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We are Happy in Fribourg, Switzerland...

During our recent stay in Fribourg, Switzerland we experienced the city's joy about “We are Happy in Fribourg” and even have a cameo appearance in the video. Like many US towns and cities, Pharrell Williams' song “Happy” inspired Swiss film makers as well. You can find the link to the Newspaper article (How good is your French?) and the YouTube video at the end of our recent blog Bilingual in Fribourg, Switzerland.

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Quick Games with (no need to register!)

FREE Quick Games can be accessed without the need to register from laptops, PCs, Apple iOS6/7 and most Android mobile devices. Currently available are: Quick "Trivia Quizzes", "Modal Shoots", “Days of the Week”, “Directions”, “Numbers 1-20” in German, French, Italian, or Spanish and new topics are added weekly.

Users who enjoy learning and practicing a new language with easy and quick games, can also register and play the 36-lesson courses for FREE.

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