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European Day of Languages Competition

We are supporting the Council of Europe's "European Day of Languages" on September 26, 2013. We are offering a FREE 1-month subscription to anyone registering and scoring more than 500 points when playing the two FREE Scenes of one of our four languages - German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Users have until by September 30, 2013 to improve their scores!

Additionally, each of the 3 top scorers in each language will receive

FREE 1-YEAR, 6-MONTH, or 2-MONTH subscriptions respectively.

(Perfect scores will EACH receive a FREE 1-year subscription!)

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Teachers & parents can now monitor students' progress just added a new (free) feature on request: Letting parents or teachers monitor the progress of their children or students who are learning a foreign language with

The screenshot on the left shows the scores and time a learner spent on each game and scene, information teachers and parents had asked for.

For further information, how parents and teachers can set up multiple accounts and monitor them, contact

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Royal Baloo reviews

Royal Baloo recently reviewed our program. The reviewer commented:

Overall, I think it's a great program. It's fun and inviting, the progress bar makes we want to continue, and I am actually remembering most of what I learned.

Read the full review HERE

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Free 2-week subscription to!

During the month of August, is offering a FREE 2-WEEK SUBSCRIPTION to anyone who scores 500 points by the end of the first 2 FREE Lessons (Scenes) of German, French, Italian, and Spanish. And if you do, you'll also receive the mp3 audio of Level 1 (Scenes 1-6) as well as the vocabulary lists of the six Scenes.

Just by playing one (1) Scene per day (15-20 minutes), you can learn over 250 new words, together with many useful phrases and sentences of our travel story.

And in 2 weeks, you can easily score 5,000 points, and thereby extend your subscription for FREE for an additional month. Read all about our 2013 LEARN & EARN in our FAQs.

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Getting hooked on playing and learning German...

The “It takes a village” blog took a look at our program a few weeks ago and the blogger's 7-year old daughter apparently got “hooked” on learning German. 

The travel-story based courses also lend themselves to looking at maps, finding the cities our young travel visits and learning more about them.

Playing games and learning a foreign language would certainly  have motivated our children as well - if such programs had existed a few years ago...

And yes, raising bilingual children takes a lot of effort - by the children and their parents!


Posted on by Peter Editor reviews Gamesforlanguage, a site of “Discoveries of a Latina Homechooler” recently reviewed our program and, naturally, our Spanish course. The reviewer found that “Gamesforlanguage is a fun way to complement more comprehensive courses and can be used as a weekly reward or incentive.

Read the full review HERE.

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Language Trainers publishes GamesforLanguage guest blog

colosseumA guest blog by Ulrike was published (but was recently removed) on the Language Trainers site.

There are many different ways of learning a foreign language and each person has to find the one which suits him or her best.

Using a personal tutor is a great way to getting a running start or accelerating your learning.

If you have never considered this method, then you may want to read on.

In our guest post Ivana Vitali is pointing out 5 Benefits of Personal Tutoring

There are indeed many roads that can lead you to learning a new foreign language.

Have you found your road yet?

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Free GamesforLanguage Subscriptions through Word-of-Mouth...

FreeMore players are discovering a unique GamesforLanguage feature:

You can get FREE subscriptions by (1) referring your friends to the GamesforLanguage demos (no purchase required!) and/or (2) by meeting the 2013 LEARN & EARN challenge.

The FAQs describe both options:

For each friend you refer (and who only needs to REGISTER) you earn a 1-month FREE subscription. If YOU are already registered, just log in HERE and on the "PLAY" page, click the SHARE G4L! button (where you can also check your referral status).

And even if you only have ONE friend who registers, you can extend your subscription through our 2013 LEARN & EARN challenge, also described in the FAQs: Scoring 5,000 points will earn you an additional one (1) month - scoring 10,000 points will earn you two (2) months.

Update: All Gamesforlanguage content, all courses, all Quick Language Games, all Podcasts are now completely free.

And please know: we are only asking you to register, so you can continue to pick up your course(s) where you left off!


Posted on by Peter Rettig reviews, The #1 Homeschooling Community recently reviewed the program


They concluded:

“This is a fun language educational teaches relevant's a game--so it's enjoyable....and it's very affordable--it's a great supplement for anyone learning French, Italian, Spanish, or German.

We certainly enjoyed Games for Language, and the games we played!”

Read the full review HERE!


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Homeschooling & Summer Camp Fun & Practice with GamesforLanguage


Word Invader screenWe have recently been fielding inquiries from parents and camp counselors who wonder whether our GamesforLanguage programs are appropriate for homeschooling and summer camps. We always answer with an enthusiastic YES. In fact, our game-based programs are a great way to keep kids busy AND learning on rainy days. Once kids can read and write, they can play GamesforLanguage.

What are the GamesforLanguage program topics?

The 36 scenes of a course tell the story of a young Menu Screenman who travels to France, Italy, Spain, or Germany. The 4-14 line dialogs of each lesson – we call them “Scenes” - start with a conversation in the airplane, then cover visiting friends and family, some sightseeing, buying train/bus tickets, and ordering food. Along the way, tidbits of cultural information on each country are sprinkled in. (For example: Why did Mark Twain liked the name Heidelberg - where he lived for three months? Which French painter was a banker before he became famous?) The travel story engages the learner, provides relevant vocabulary, and creates a framework that ties everything together. Various games teach, review, and practice the vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation with points given for correct answers and completed games. (For voice recording, the player needs a microphone and Flash Player.) After the first few Scenes, players have to reach minimum scores in order to progress to the next Scene.

How does work?

Moon LandingWe described both the idea of our program and its specifics in two recent blogs: The GamesforLanguage Program – Part 1: Approach and Methods, and Part 2: Games Summary. Even if children are following a specific language curriculum, GamesforLanguage will be a great and fun addition to their language learning, especially during the summer months and even later!


As this is an online program, you need a decent Internet Recording Screenconnection, a PC/laptop with one of the modern and updated browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc. as well as an updated Flash Player (for the recordings). You can even play our programs (without an Apple app) on an iPad and iPhone using iOS6, but – because Apple does not support the Flash player – the recording feature does not work on those devices. (We are hopeful that Android devices will soon be able to play our program as well.)

We also provide mp3 audios of each level which can be downloaded.

Pricing structures

Inquiries by summer camps have prompted us to develop different pricing structures for group purchases. And during May our FREE six-day trial provides a great opportunity for trying out GamesforLanguage!

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