The fun way to learn Spanish!
Learning a language alone can be tough, especially going through endless grammar worksheets. Here at FU International Academy Tenerife we want you to enjoy learning Spanish, which is why we offer courses in a Spanish speaking country so you can practice with the locals on the beach after classes. However, if you don’t have the time to commit to a full course in person or online, there are fun ways to practice your Spanish a little every day.
Spanish language games are a way of using your free time constructively without too much hard work. You can’t become fluent just from Spanish learning games but you can increase your vocabulary and practice your grammar. The best Spanish learning apps include games or challenges because they get you to engage with your learning more. You can have fun with free Spanish learning games that are easy to play for 10 minutes every day, which keeps your learning on track!
With these 7 games, you can review specific vocabulary topics, practice translation while under pressure and learn new advanced terms you’ll be able to incorporate in your daily conversations.
Spanish Language Games to Enhance Your Learning
Level: Children and Beginners
Rockalingua is brilliant because it offers music-based Spanish learning. So if you’re an auditory learner, then this is a great game for you. Their games are created for children or anyone learning basic words and phrases.
Each game focuses on a different topic, such as colors, feelings, animals, basic verbs and more. These colorful interactive games work on a computer or tablet.
One helpful feature of the Rockalingua games is the ability to hear all the possible answers, not just the correct ones, so you can learn through listening and repeating. Additionally, the narrators of the games offer gentle encouragement, even when incorrect choices are made.
The songs are available for free and you can also access lots of their other games and resources for free or subscriptions start at $59 a year.
Conclusion: This website is really good for practising listening skills in an unusual way. The games are entertaining for beginners. The free sections are limited so, it’s not useful if you’re more advanced. If you want to practice your listening skills more check out our article about Spanish Podcasts.
Word Toss is the perfect game for anyone learning Spanish from scratch. Start by choosing one of the categories available and you’ll then be asked to choose if you want to play English to Spanish or Spanish to English.Your task will be to read the word in the lower part of the screen and explode the balloon with the correct translation. If the word is correct, a new set of words will appear.
If you choose the wrong balloon, your points will go down and you’ll get one strike! Three strikes and you’re out, so choose wisely!
From a learning point of view, this game is perfect to be played by kids or big kids at heart. Users will be able to learn or review vocabulary in a fun and easy way, while enjoying the colorful interface and the user-friendly site.
Conclusion: Word Toss is a nice easy game if you’re just starting to learn Spanish. It’s fun and entertaining but it is also educational. The design is a little outdated but the vocab practice is still useful. It’s not designed for advanced learners but if you haven’t studied Spanish before, or you haven’t studied it for a while, it’s a nice little game to spend 10 minutes of your day playing.
Level: Beginners and Intermediate
Spanish in Flow is a fun way to learn or review vocabulary while under pressure.
Although this game was originally created for beginners, any learner can make good use of it. You can choose the slow version, or for a more advanced game go for the fast one.
Once you’ve chosen your game mode, you’ll be presented with a lot of different categories. When you hover your mouse over each of them, you’ll see the list of words that it contains. This would be the perfect moment to write the words down and get to know them. You can look them up in the dictionary or, if you know them already, just write down the word and translation next to it.
After hearing the word read in Spanish, you’ll have to choose the corresponding picture. If you make a mistake or let the time go down, some of the options will start disappearing, until you’ll eventually be left with just one, the correct one.
Watch out for the time.
It doesn’t start again when you give a correct answer! It’ll continue to go down, going up just a little every time you give a correct answer, until you have no time left or choose all the correct pictures.
This is a great game to add a little pressure to the learning process. The fast pace also makes you think quickly, which will definitely come in handy while taking a test or talking to native speakers (we know that can be stressful, too!).
Conclusion: Fast hands is a fun, faced-paced game to play when you want to practice Spanish vocab. It is better than some of the more basic Spanish games and the range of topics are perfect for beginners.
This website is great when you want to focus on a particular topic. You choose your topic and a difficulty level, intermediate or beginner, then you can follow the lessons. After each learning section you can reinforce your knowledge with a choice of 9 games solely focused on the topics you’ve been learning. Of course you can also skip straight to the games section.
The games are all fairly basic but they’re still a fun way to practice your Spanish. They range from standard word play games to ‘adventure’ style games, although these ones may be better suited for children learning Spanish they can still be valuable. The games allow you to practice quickfire questions under time restrictions.
Conclusion: this website is a bit outdated but useful if you want to practice a specific topic. It is better for beginners because of the choice of topics and style of games.
Level:Intermediate to Advanced
The Dialogue Game is great for intermediate and advanced students who want to practice their conversation skills. Although it’s no substitute for actually speaking in Spanish to a native speaker, it can be useful to practice the type of language and sentence structure in dialogues.
When you enter the game, you’ll first have to choose between two categories. This is great because you can concentrate on reviewing a specific grammar area, or you can choose your dialogues by your topic of interest.
You’ll then hear two people have a conversation (which you’ll be able to listen to as many times as you want), and you’ll be given some questions (or prompts), and you’ll have to choose the correct one.
Conclusion: the style of the game is very outdated compared to modern apps. But it’s a nice approach to conversation practice. It’s a good way of practising you’re listening skills and learning the type of phrases commonly used in conversation.
Conversational skills are the most valued part of any language. Not only are they important for travel and business but you can’t learn a language without practising speaking!
Which is why here at FU International Academy Tenerife we offer conversational classes online with native Spanish speakers. So you can become fluent in Spanish from anywhere in the world! If you want to know more click here.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
If you’re easily bored and like variety, then this Spanish learning platform is perfect!
This site has loads of games covering everything from colors to Halloween vocabulary. Perfect when you’ve got a short amount of time which you want to use productively. You can play traditional word search style games or work against the clock to build your own pizza. The directions game is particularly good because you have to drive a car according to the instructions in Spanish.
This is a great resource for teachers and parents as there are two board game style games which you can put up in front of a classroom to get groups involved.
Conclusion: Most of these games are aimed at beginners but some of them have multiple levels to choose from. You can also opt for the more advanced games like the verb conjugation board game. This is the ideal website when you’re putting off studying, you will still feel productive without having to work too hard.
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Polly Lingual is a brilliant educational website, it’s very user-friendly and modern. For each topic there are up to four styles of games you can play: memory, word search, hangman or whack a word (which is an arcade style word game).
Each game is designed to help your vocabulary. If you go through each game in every section, it strongly reinforces the words you are learning. The word search and hangman style games also help you with spelling. Unlike other Spanish educational games these ones have feedback sections if you have questions or get stuck.
Many of the beginners classes and games are available for free. If you are higher level however, you need to buy a Polly passport subscription. The passport costs $9.95 per year or $2.99 a month. The extra paid features also include being able to create your own word list for the games so you can practice the words you struggle with. It is one of the cheaper online education platforms an has plenty of helpful resources. If you learn better through doing, then this is a good website to use.
Conclusion: Polly Lingual is the smoothest of all the games platforms; it has a very modern design. The games included in the free version are perfect for beginners, however if you are more advanced it’s worth considering the passport to access the higher level games and resources.
So there you have it, a perfect excuse to play games for educational purposes. We hope you have fun with these games and, more importantly, improve your Spanish!