Mobile Games for Learning Spanish
The Spanish games below are for mobile, tablet and PC. Each Spanish game has numerous categories including adjectives, adverbs, verbs, nouns, por vs para and many more. Click on any game link below to see the categories associated with that Spanish game. The fun Spanish games below are for teens and adults - not for children. The Spanish games below are NOT intended for children. Spanish games suitable for children can be found at Spanish Games for Kids. .
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Extensive research has already been conducted for decades on the effects of gaming. Studies were done to determine how quickly students could learn Spanish numbers as well as ser conjugation and estar conjugation. In each case, students learned the material more quickly by playing games rather than by attending classes on the topic. The conclusion is that playing digital games boosts children’s learning, health and social skills. This directly contradicts the widely heal view that playing digital games is intellectually lazy.
Playing digital games actually strengthens a range of cognitive skills such as reasoning, memory and perception. This is particularly true for digital games related to learning a language. In the classroom, most students have difficulty learning when to correctly use ser vs estar and por vs para. Several studies performed in 2015 found that students mastered this challenge much more quickly by playing Spanish games as opposed to attending academic Spanish courses.
An in depth analysis performed in 2016 found that playing Spanish games improved a player’s capacity to think more rapidly than academic Spanish courses. One group of students used fun Spanish flashcards to learn Spanish conjugation while the control group attended classes on Spanish conjugation. The students playing with the Spanish flashcards learned 34% more quickly than the control group.
The extensive research done has major implications for people who wish to study Spanish. Instead of attending classes for one month to learn when to correctly apply the
preterite vs imperfect, students can simply playing games related to the topic for two weeks.
Previous research performed in 2012 established that students learned subjunctive Spanish in only two weeks. This is normally a difficult topic for English speaking students,
Playing games increases the students' capacity to think. This ability is important for achievement in science, technology, mathematics and other areas of study. For example, students learned Spanish idioms very quickly by playing digital games. This enhanced rate of learning was not found with playing other types of games, such as hang-man or cross-word puzzles.