Monday, 15 August 2011
Digital Dialects - language games for European Day of Languages
Another shameless plug. This time it's for the Digital Dialects website. The site has interactive language games in 60 different languages from Afrikaans to Zazaki.
This site would be ideal for learning and practising common phrases in different languages for the European Day of Languages on 26th September.
To play the games you will need Flash Player. The games are very good for practising basic vocabulary and mainly consist of matching vocabulary games. For some languages there are activities for more advanced students, too.
There are no audio files for most games, so they can be used primarily to improve reading skills rather than as a main teaching tool.
It is very user friendly and, unlike some similar sites, tells the user when they have made a mistake and shows them where they went wrong.
Languages, such as Greek, Hindi, Mongolian, Japanese, etc which use different writing systems have activities mainly in their own alphabets.
For more ideas on activities for European Day of Languages you can look at (or even join) the EDL Ideas wiki.