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Учите выбранный топик с нашими простыми и бесплатными уроками французского языка

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Выбирайте из 13 бесплатных игр, чтобы учить любой топик

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«Игры на французском» — бесплатный онлайн-ресурс для начинающих изучать французский язык, который предлагает полный набор уроков языка, тренировочных игр и быстрых тестов для более 100 топиков по французскому языку бесплатно.Используйте опции, указанные ниже, чтобы выучить или повторить любой топик с любым заданием.

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Начните посещение сайта с урока французского языка по выбранному вами топику. Каждый из наших 100+ уроков состоит из ознакомления с топиком и 3 заданиями для урока, задание «да/нет», «и/или» или задание с несколькими вариантами ответов. Во время ознакомления с топиком важно повторять услышанное и записывать слова, чтобы помочь закрепить в памяти произношение и написание языка.

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3 здания в уроках расположены в порядке возрастания сложности. Когда вы будете их выполнять, то заметите, что ваши знания языка увеличиваются. Когда вы закончите урок целиком, то сможете вспомнить и повторить слова для каждого предмета в топике без подсказок.


Игры для тренировки французского

У нас есть 13 игр, с которыми вы можете тренировать любой топик по французскому языку на нашем сайте. Игры быстрые и простые в понимании, они помогают улучшить запоминание языка, тренируя различные области мозга. Попробуйте разные игры для лучшего результата! Игры бесплатны для использования и работают как на планшетах (включая iPad), так и на ПК.


Завершите изучение топика, пройдя 2 наших теста — на правописание и с несколькими вариантами ответов. Они подтвердят, что вы полностью усвоили материал и сможете воспроизвести то, что уже узнали после уроков и игр.

Тесты по французскому для изучающих язык, бесплатно онлайн

Тест на правописание сложнее, чем тест с несколькими вариантами ответов, но он важен, если вы хотите уметь писать на французском, а не только говорить! Как вы можете видеть на скриншоте, если вы не справляетесь, есть кнопка подсказки…

Как использовать сайт «Игры на французском»

Для начала использования сайта нажмите сюда или на кнопку «Старт» вверху страницы.

Начните с выбора из более 100 топиков начального и продвинутого уровней.     Бесплатные уроки французского на french-games.net     Играйте в игры на французском языке, чтобы учить или повторять французский

На начальной странице вы можете выбрать первый топик, который хотите выучить. Как только вы выбрали топик, то сможете сразу перейти к урокам, они состоят из ознакомления с топиком и 3 заданий для урока, задание «да/нет», «и/или» или задание с несколькими вариантами ответов. Как только вы выполнили задания урока, попробуйте сыграть в несколько игра, чтобы закрепить знания французского по выбранному топику. И затем, наконец, попробуйте два наших теста, с несколькими вариантами ответов и тест правописания, чтобы убедиться, чтобы вы правильно усвоили материал.

Если вы родитель, то можете посетить страницу для родителей, где вы найдёте больше информации о том, как ваш ребёнок может использовать сайт для улучшения изучения французского языка. Также у нас есть страница с часто задаваемыми вопросам, где есть ещё больше информации о сайте.

Также у нас есть канал на YouTube для изучающих французский с большим количеством обучающих видео!

Для кого этот сайт?

«Игры на французском» предназначен для детей (и родителей детей) и подростков, которые хотят учить французский, как второй язык.

Может, вы начинаете изучать французский впервые, или хотите повторить уже имеющиеся знания от школы или репетитора с дополнительными уроками и играми. Если вам от 5 до 50 лет (или даже 25), попробуйте наш сайт, чтобы более весело и интересно было учить французский.

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We can all agree that games are a fun way to learn.

Luckily, some of them are geared specifically for French learners!

Most of our choices for French learning games require no registration, monthly payments or fancy equipment.

Often overlooked by traditional language learners, these games will benefit learners of all levels—and then some.

Contents

  • 1. Digital Dialects
  • 2. French-games.net
  • 3. Hello World
  • 4. Polly Lingual
  • 5. Quia French
  • 6. Sporcle
  • 7. Syvum
  • 8. FrenchGrammarGames.net
  • 9. TV5 Monde: Jouer Avec Le Français
  • 10. LinGo Play
  • 11. Paper Mario™: The Origami King (Digital Edition)
  • 12. World of Warcraft: Dragonflight (French Edition)
  • Advantages of Playing French Games Online
    • Reinforced memorization through repetition
    • Small time commitment compared to other learning methods
    • Most facets of written French are included
    • It’s fun!
  • Now Start Playing!
  • And one more thing…

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1. Digital Dialects

This is probably the most user-friendly resource on the list. Digital Dialects specializes in free games for most major languages.

In addition to your standard graphical games, audio games are also included and indicated by little headphone icons. For example, clicking on “Food” takes you to a game where food vocab is pronounced and you click on the item you want to hear.

Other French games on the site cover categories such as colors, greetings, numbers, basic phrases and more. There’s also an advanced section for veteran learners, with topics such as verbs and vocabulary builders.

I love how Digital Dialects gives you a ton of learning options for each topic. Let’s say you want to study French fruits and vegetables. You can choose between a game that includes audio or has no audio, study the new vocabulary with flashcards or take a spelling quiz. Advanced learners can scroll down to “Further French learning exercises” and click on “French games-advanced” for material that’s more suitable to their level.

Once you’re done with the games, Digital Dialects also offers recommendations of other resources you can check out as a French language learner.

2. French-games.net

French-games.net is huge! But hey, what do you expect from a website called “French Games”?

The site guides you through finding games that work for you. Clicking “1. Start” near the top-left corner lets you select your difficulty level and then a topic. Next, you can either head to a lesson or straight to the games. It’s like a whole learning curriculum in one sitting.

It’s nice that this site gives you an optional lesson (complete with audio) to learn the material first. And once you’ve completed the games, the fourth step consists of multiple choice and writing tests. All of the games have good-looking animation and audio too.

I recommend following the four-step tutorial found at the top of the site (1. Start, 2. Lessons, 3. Games, 4. Tests) because it relates the games to standard learning methods.

French-games.net recommends scoring an 8+ in a test before moving on to a new topic, and to retake tests 2 weeks after you originally passed them to help you retain what you’ve learned.

3. Hello World

Although it’s geared towards children, Hello World offers a large array of games and activities that can be used by all levels and ages.

The point-and-click games are simple and colorful, covering many topics you won’t find on other French game sites—such as science, puzzles, culture, songs and even Fontaine fables.

Granted, many of these resources aren’t technically “games,” but they offer diverse learning opportunities with strong visual and audio components. I especially like the logic puzzles!

For example, there’s Les filles et les chapeaux (The girls and the hats). Click the green “play” button in the top left to listen to three French sentences. Based on what you hear, click and drag on the items above to give each of the girls a hat and an object. Clicking on any object will show its name in French and play a clear audio of the word being spoken. When you’re finished assigning objects to the girls, you can check your work by clicking the red check mark (to the right of the green play button). What a creative game!

4. Polly Lingual

Polly Lingual offers an easy-to-use format. First, you choose your difficulty level and then you’re taken to an array of lessons, mostly dealing with real-life situations. This is an especially great resource for people who will be traveling in France.

The lesson on “Meeting People,” for example, has a phrase list of greetings with English translations. All you have to do is click the “Play” button to hear how each greeting is pronounced.

Different lessons come with different games and types of information. For example, the “How Are You?” lesson has a brief grammar explanation up top, followed by vocab and phrases with translations and audio.

I like that you can choose how the lessons are presented. For example, if you click on “Memorama,” you’ll get a flash animation of cards lying face-down. Clicking any of these cards will show the vocabulary words you just learned. And if you don’t like manually clicking through all the words on your own, you can choose “Hands-free mode” and the app will present all the words (complete with audio) as a slideshow.

The beginner French course has the highest number of free lessons. Otherwise, if there’s a blue passport icon with the lesson, that means it requires a Polly Passport subscription—which costs a modest $2.99/month or $9.96/year. So if you like the format of Polly Lingual but want access to all of the lessons, you can always subscribe to a Polly Passport.

5. Quia French

Quia French is unique in that the games are all custom-made submissions from users. Simply choose a subcategory from the pull-down field in the search box and games will appear in the results below. The site has a no-frills format (perfect for older computers) and hosts thousands of French games.

Quia French has something for all difficulty levels. Let’s say you want to try something very specific: a jumbled word game featuring vocab for advanced learners. You would then choose “Jumbled words” as the activity type, “Advanced Vocabulary” for the subcategory and click “Submit.” And lo and behold, someone made a game that matches exactly what you were looking for. Quia is great if you have some very specific lessons in mind.

6. Sporcle

Sporcle isn’t strictly a gaming site, but it does have a good number of quizzes that will help you brush up on your vocabulary and trivia.

For example, if you want to put your knowledge of French numbers to the test, you can go to the French: Numbers Quiz and name as many of the 28 numbers as you can within 5 minutes.

Want to show off your knowledge of topics like French literature, the periodic table of elements and countries with the most number of French speakers? You can find the quizzes for those here, here and here, respectively.

And if you want to make things even more interesting, you can click “Sign up to Join the Scoreboard” under each quiz so you can see how you stack up against other players.

7. Syvum

Syvum is jampacked with French lessons for learners of all levels. The above link will take you to the vocabulary page, but if you scroll to the bottom, you’ll find they also have a ton of exercises relating to grammar and conjugation of French verbs.

I like that they have different formats for each quiz. You can choose the traditional multiple choice or fill-in-the-blanks option or opt for the Hangman version.

Also, you can switch between English-to-French and French-to-English translations. How cool is that?

The website may look unassuming, but as the old saying goes, don’t judge a website by its design!

8. FrenchGrammarGames.net

If you’re a beginner who wants to focus specifically on grammar, FrenchGrammarGames.net has you covered.

The site is “Under Construction” at the moment, but what’s available to play is already pretty promising in my opinion. For example, when you click the “Sentence Whiz” game set, you can choose between categories such as negations, pronoms relatifs (relative pronouns) and conjonctions (conjunctions). And if you click on any of the options underneath it (e.g., Voix Passive ou Active ? or “Passive Voice or Active?”), you can either dive straight into the quiz or click the .pdf links below to help you review a bit.

My only gripe is that, as of this writing, there’s no option to switch the site entirely to French for a more immersive experience. When you click the blue “En français” (In French) button on the homepage, all it does is display a French call-to-action encouraging you to play the games on the site. Once that little wrinkle is taken care of, though, I think FrenchGrammarGames.net has the potential to benefit intermediate and advanced learners too.

9. TV5 Monde: Jouer Avec Le Français

“TV5 Monde” is probably the first name that comes to mind when you think of French TV. What you may not know is that they have games geared towards language learners tucked away in an (unfortunately) tiny corner of their website.

As you can expect from one of Europe’s biggest broadcasting networks, TV5 Monde’s games aren’t cookie-cutter ones. Not that cookie-cutter games don’t have value—just look at pretty much everything I’ve listed before this one.

On Videz votre sac (Empty your bag), you have to write as many 4-letter nouns as possible from a 2-letter root. Likewise, Mots coupés (lit. “Severed words”) challenges you to create words from jumbled-up syllables on a table.

If you’re an advanced learner or want to try your hand at more difficult games, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place. The only downside is the limited number of games—but hey, that’s what the rest of the list is for.

10. LinGo Play

Now we’re talking apps! LinGo Play is a gamified language learning app that focuses on teaching you tons of French words and phrases. You can use it in the traditional way (i.e., memorizing flashcards and zipping through exercises) or the fun way—games!

You can play the games alone, with friends who are also interested in all things French or random strangers from halfway across the world. There are tournaments you can participate in to score bragging rights and win nifty prizes.

If nothing else, you can always try to score A/A+ on at least 300 tests and get a shiny certificate. That sounds like a lot of tests, but then any certificate worth its salt is worth working hard for.

11. Paper Mario™: The Origami King (Digital Edition)

Even if you’re the most casual of casual gamers (no judgment here), chances are you’ve heard of the Mario franchise. In this iteration of the iconic fictional plumber’s adventures, Mario has to save a kingdom from enemies that are literally made of paper.

So how can this be one of those video games that can help you learn French? Well, if you set your downloaded game’s language to French, it’s surprisingly easy to navigate for beginners, even as the game throws a ton of vocabulary (along with enemy hits) at you. Not only will you pick up new words, but you’ll also have fun and rescue Princess Peach (again) along the way.

If you don’t already have a Nintendo Switch, though, this game may be more expensive than you’ve bargained for.

12. World of Warcraft: Dragonflight (French Edition)

Calling all war chiefs, lords and nerds! If you want a truly social and immersive gaming experience, there are few better choices than a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) like “World of Warcraft” (WoW).

Unlike other multi-player online games such as “Counterstrike” or later versions of “Call of Duty” (where you can choose which country’s server you’d like to connect to and essentially play in that country even if you’re in a different physical location), “WoW” requires you to purchase the French or basic European version to access the French servers and play with the locals.

But what makes this game more useful than “Counterstrike” or “Call of Duty” is that there’s a large and passionate community you can be part of—and trade witty internet slang words with.

Games like “WoW” can be super beneficial in learning languages, since the relative anonymity of your online persona makes it easier to communicate with native French speakers than if you’re conversing with them face-to-face. (Don’t get me wrong, though: face-to-face conversation still has its merits when it comes to language learning.)

Advantages of Playing French Games Online

You guessed it: I wouldn’t recommend these games without good reason. If I had to learn French doing only one activity, I’d go crazy!

Luckily, even something as simple as online games enhances your learning experience. So just how do these games help you?

Reinforced memorization through repetition

This works especially well for vocab. If I’m memorizing a list of words using flashcards, I need repetition to actually commit the words to memory. Some people suggest miracle strategies and mnemonics, but for me at least, nothing beats repetitive guessing.

Being a techie, I program lists of vocab and cycle through them, but many free online games have their own vocab lists to memorize (usually subject-based) like cooking ones. I recommend reviewing recently memorized vocab the next day before moving on to new words.

Small time commitment compared to other learning methods

I usually suggest learning French during your break time, and online games are another way to do that. In 10 minutes, you can play several different games and see noticeable improvements. My biggest problem is often finding the time to get my daily French practice in, but these games make it simple.

Most facets of written French are included

You can find online games dealing not only with vocab, but with grammar, spelling, gender and accents. A popular game format is fill in the blanks: you’re given a sentence and a list of possible words and you have to choose the right one. This also works with spelling and grammar structures.

It’s fun!

Do you need a better reason? Look at your choices for fast daily French practice: news clips, articles and flashcards. Those are great, but you’ll love to also include games.

Now Start Playing!

This is the best time ever to learn languages because so many resources are literally at your fingertips.

Remember, there’s only so much you can get out of these games if you don’t have an existing curriculum—learning programs lay the foundation of the French skills needed for this kind of language practice.

Have fun playing these games as you take your French to the next level!

Download: This blog post is available as a convenient and portable PDF that you
can take anywhere. Click here to get a copy. (Download)

And one more thing…

If you like learning French on your own time and from the comfort of your smart device, then I’d be remiss to not tell you about FluentU.

FluentU has a wide variety of great content, like interviews, documentary excerpts and web series, as you can see here:

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FluentU brings native French videos with reach. With interactive captions, you can tap on any word to see an image, definition and useful examples.

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For example, if you tap on the word «crois,» you’ll see this:

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Practice and reinforce all the vocabulary you’ve learned in a given video with learn mode. Swipe left or right to see more examples for the word you’re learning, and play the mini-games found in our dynamic flashcards, like «fill in the blank.»

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All throughout, FluentU tracks the vocabulary that you’re learning and uses this information to give you a totally personalized experience. It gives you extra practice with difficult words—and reminds you when it’s time to review what you’ve learned.

Start using the FluentU website on your computer or tablet or, better yet, download the FluentU app from the iTunes or Google Play store. Click here to take advantage of our current sale! (Expires at the end of this month.)

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Whoever says you cannot learn to speak French by playing is wrong. Games can be a powerful tool for you to progress your French since they have many advantages! If you’ve loved playing games since you were a child and are looking for one of the best ways to learn French, I wrote this article on French learning games for you!

Even if you’re looking to learn French for beginners, games still can help you a lot. This is not just for intermediate and advanced people.

When I just arrived in France in 2007, I quickly noticed how French love playing games, especially the social kinds. Every French household has a few board games ready at home to deploy on rainy days/weekends.

I, of course, participated in this «tradition» and soon realized that some games helped a big deal in advancing my vocabulary and speaking skill. That’s a huge win, right?

So this is the idea of this article: introducing you to some of the best French games so you can use them in your learning. The majority of these games are classic French games, but I also include modern, app-based games.

So, grab your partner(s) and let’s play!

And may the odds be ever in your favor.
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The Best French Games to Learn to Speak French

What’s good about these games are: the rules are so easy. You don’t need to spend hours to learn how to play them.

For the first 6 games, you’re going to need at least a partner. But, you can even play some of them with your entire French course class!

As a bonus, I’ll give you a few of my favorite games that you can play solo to improve your French.

Ready? Let’s do this!

1. Taboo

Just as the name implies, in this game there are words you’re not allowed to say.

You’ll need to have two teams of two. In the complete set of the game, you’ll have a mini timer and a board to advance your pawns. But if you don’t have any of these, you still can make do.

So, each team plays in turn. One person needs to make his team partner the keyword without saying the taboo words.

For example:

  • for the word «jouer» the taboo words include «monopoly,» «jeu,» «jouet,» and «enfants.»
  • for the word «essence» the player is not allowed to say «carburant,» «pompe,» voiture,» «pétrole.»

If the other person guesses it right before the time runs out, they win a point and can advance on the board. Otherwise, they stay where they are.

You can buy the physical game online. Or, there’s a free app with the same concept that you can download. If not, you can create the game with your friends!

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2. Ni Oui Ni Non

This game with a funny name (which means, Neither Yes or No)doesn’t require any equipment! And it’s the perfect game for French beginners, too.

The objective is straightforward (or is it?): to never say yes or no.

To play it, it’s pretty simple. Grab a partner, and decide when to start. Each of you will ask a question in turn, while trying to «trap» the other for him to reply with yes or no.

For example:

Question: Est-ce que tu vas à l’école en bus? (Do you go to school by bus?)
Answer (if you want to avoid saying yes or no): C’est exact. (That’s right.)

You can also answer by saying a complete sentence that doesn’t include a yes or a no, such as: Comme d’habitude, j’y vais à pied. (As usual, I go on foot.)

The person who says yes or no the most loses!

3. Que Suis-Je?

This is another fun game for beginners that requires very few pieces of equipment.

The name itself means «Who/What Am I?» and the goal is to guess what you are.

Each of the player (at least 2) prepares a card for his opponent. On it, he writes a name/an animal/an object/a profession/other categories.

Everybody, then, sticks the card on their front, WITHOUT knowing what’s written on it. Now, whatever the card says, it becomes who the person is. And the goal is to find out what’s on it by asking questions.

Examples of the questions:

  • Est-ce que je suis un être humain? (Am I a human being?)
  • Est-ce que je suis bien connu? (Am I famous?)
  • Est-ce que je suis un outil pour fabriquer quelque chose? (Am I tool to make something?)
  • Est-ce que je suis un appareil pour écouter de la musique? (Am I a device to listen to the music?)

Based on the answers, you can start guessing what’s written on the your card. The first person to guess right wins.

This game is also often called «Devine Tête» or Guess Your Head.

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4. Heads Up (French Edition)

This is another game where you need to guess what’s written on the cards.

But it’s a little bit different in its execution.

Prepare a stack of cards full of the words to guess, for example:

  • chaton (kitten)
  • râteau (rake)
  • micro-ondes (microwave)
  • gorille (gorilla)

To play, you need to make your partner guess the word by describing it to him/her. You can mime, but most of the time, it’s not even enough. So you’ll have to dig deep in your treasure chest of vocabulary to give descriptions to your teammate.

The team who has guessed the most cards wins!

5. Scrabble (or Scrabble Junior)

The French Scrabble may look the same to the English one, but it will definitely challenge your vocabulary.

If you’re just beginning, you can start with Scrabble Junior, which also presents its own difficulty, albeit the name.

I believe that you already know the rules, so this one doesn’t need presentation.

However, you should know that there’s a specific dictionary for playing the French Scrabble that you can use to make sure that so and so words are allowed. (Scrabble always has sets of rules which words are okay and which are not).

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6. Contrario

This one is more for intermediate to advanced learners who already master several French idioms.

Plus, you’re going to need the complete set to play this game. But if your school or French course has one, this is one of the most fun game to learn to speak French!

In this game, you’ll need to guess the right, common idioms out of the false and weird ones that are written on the cards.

For example:

  • on the card, it’s written «le petit rouge» (the small red) while the right answer is «le grand bleu» (the big blue, which is often used to name the sea).
  • on the card, it’s «le joli grand cygne» (the big, beautiful swan) while the answer is «le vilain petit canard» (the ugly duckling).

But it doesn’t have to be contradictory! Sometimes, the answer is actually a synonym.

Example:

  • on the card is written «des pleurs d’alligator» (alligator’s cries) while the answer is «des larmes de crocodile» (crocodile’s tears).

Each card has 5 expressions, and you must try to guess as many as possible before the timer goes off.

The person who has guessed the most from one card wins that card. And when someone has accumulated 5 cards, he wins the game.

Playing Solo

No partner available? That’s okay; you can play solo games too, to learn to speak French.

The best part is, you can play these games anywhere: during your commute, while waiting for the waiter to serve your lunch, or even before going to bed.

newspaper crosswords

1. Crosswords

Ah, the evergreen game of vocabulary. I personally prefer Sudoku, but Crosswords can get your vocabulary skill at peek.

Most French newspapers and magazines have crosswords (even the free ones they give away at the Métro stations). But if you cannot find a physical one, there’s always the Internet!

If you have a smartphone or a tablet, finding French crosswords is as easy as typing «mots croisés» as a keyword.

Or, if you’d like to see other vocabulary puzzles like crosswords, type «jeux de mots.» You’ll find similar games such as Word Search, Word Fit Puzzle, or Picture Crosswords.

2. Guess the Word

Another word game for you. This one is based on several clues to help you find the one word that connects all the clues.

The clues could be two to three phrases or several pictures.

Example of the clues:

  • je suis un mot de cinq lettres (I’m a word of five letters).
  • je suis blanc et mou (I am white and soft).
  • je me trouve dans le ciel (I am in the sky).

Did you guess the answer yet? It’s «nuage» or cloud in English.

As with crosswords, games like this one abound on the Internet. Type «devine le mot» as keyword and you’ll find a ton of them.

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The Advantage of Using Games to Learn French

It’s fun – that’s probably a reason enough!

But since we want to use them for learning, we’ll probably need a list of more elaborate excuses (read: advantages).

1. Great for In-Context Vocabulary Learning

I’ve said this once (okay, a thousand times) and I’ll say it again: in-context vocabulary learning is fundamental. In fact, using vocabulary in context is the most efficient way to learn new words in a foreign language.

Games allow you to break free from the memorizing down spiral that has trapped many learners before you.

When playing games in French, you’re basically putting yourself in a social situation that’s NOT your usual settings.

This is where you’ll be «forced» to use words, phrases, and even slangs that you usually don’t feel comfortable using or avoid like the plague.

And guess what, this is how you improve!

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2. Games are Super Engaging

Everybody likes to win.

This is why when you play a game, you tend to give it your all – you are engaged in it. (Shout out to the most competitive amongst us here!)

Studies have shown that when students are engaged, they get better results. This applies to your give-it-all attitude during a game, too!

When the situation gets lively (as they usually do), you’ll willingly use structures, grammar rules, and so on with all your effort, which is an excellent way to reinforce what you already learned!

3. It Forces You to Think Out of the Box

Especially for games that involve timing, thinking fast and efficient when playing is mandatory.

There WILL be moments where you stump when trying to describe something and you’ll have to find another way to tackle it.

Instead of saying «un oiseau qui parle» as a clue for your partner to guess parrot, you may need to say: «un oiseau exotique avec plein de couleur.» You get creative when you’re playing a game.

This is an excellent exercise for speaking in real life. If you have ever had that «blank moment» where you try to describe something but the words simply won’t come out, this is the perfect training.

spiderman reading

4. You Learn from Your Mistakes

Being able to learn from your mistake is a trait of a successful learner.

And in games, it’s all just for fun. So if you make a mistake in French rules, no big deal. The pressure is lowered down when it’s all fun and games, right?

If your teammate cannot decipher the clue you’re giving him, maybe you make an error somewhere. You can then reassess to find out how to describe the thing better.

The best thing about playing a game is, the world won’t end if you lose. This is a great way to learn to accept that you do mistakes, but you’ve pushed yourself hard, and that’s what really matters in learning.

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Study Hard, Play Hard

The most important thing to remember is this:

There’s not only one «the best way to learn French.» If you start to get bored with your books and courses and do nothing different to change it, you’ll hit a plateau. Yes, that’s a real thing when learning a new skill!

Don’t get me wrong, a routine is great. It may be working up till now for you. But really, try breaking up with the routine and do something new from time to time.

Try French games! You can reignite your (forgotten) love for the language of Sartre and give you a re-boost in motivation. Remember, playing is also a way of learning.

Bonne partie!

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