Translation Games for Practicing Spanish


My 10, 15, and 18 year old siblings and I enjoy playing Translation Sensation. What I noticed is that each child, no matter how advanced, laughed and learned something by choosing a level most appropriate to him or her. Three of us played, each with our own box of cards. It was fun! For me personally, I found myself sitting alone playing Level 1 and 45 minutes “quickly” passed.
Parent, Jerabek Elementary, San Diego

Laugh and learn as you make silly sentences with our Translation Sensation Games, language drilling games for English or Spanish learners. They are easy to learn, challenging, and fun. It is a great way for students to learn new vocabulary and grammar and reinforce vocabulary and grammar they have already learned. Students need some previous exposure to the target language to play these. Two to four players (or teams) can play the games. There are three levels of play corresponding to the vocabulary and grammar taught in Years 1, 2, and 3 of the Sing ‘n Speak Spanish program. Each game contains 180 or more double-sided playing cards.

The games are appropriate for beginning to advanced language learners ages 7 to adult. The object of the games is to obtain the highest score by correctly translating words or phrases on three separate cards from Spanish to English or English to Spanish to form complete and often humorous sentences. Bonus cards quiz students on additional important vocabulary.

Below is an example of play from the Level 1 game:
Below is an example of play from the Level 2 game:
TS Levels of Play Game