Speaking multiple languages is a skill that is very useful regardless of your background. But can we learn a new language only by playing video games? Let’s find out what impact do gaming has on learning new tongues.
The best way to learn a new language
There is no better way to learn a new language than using it as much as possible. Watching movies, writing essays, listening to news and songs are just some ways of learning a new language. But can video games have the same effect?
Of course, you will have a hard time learning a new language only though games unless you already have a grasp of its basics. Maybe you can’t learn a new language completely by playing video games but it can help you a lot.
For example, there are so many people out there who speak English thanks to video games. The question is – why and how video games help us with learning a new language?
The necessity forces quick learning
One of the reasons why young people don’t like school is because they have to study things they don’t need right now. It’s not obvious to them how they are going to use the knowledge they gain in school. But, when they need or want to do something, they will quickly learn all the skills and information they need because they are necessary for them at the moment.
The same thing applies to the language. If you don’t feel like the language you are learning will ever be of any use to you, it’s going to be harder for you to learn it. Therefore, with video games, you’ll always have a feeling that the language you are trying to learn is necessary for you. You are going to use that language to complete different tasks and objectives in the game. As a result, you will have a much easier time learning that particular language.
In games such as CS:GO, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG and similar, the communication is required almost every second. So, these games can improve not only the written language you want to learn but spoken as well.