This is the free print and play file for VERBA: Español. The game is will be professionally produced if the Kickstarter is successfully funded: http://kck.st/1JCE1rk
VERBA is a new language learning card game that combines language learning with the fast-paced, hilarious entertainment of games like Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity. We recognized that traditional language learning games played in classrooms or at home weren’t targeted at actual language learning objectives, especially facilitating comprehensible input and acquisition. VERBA is different.
Unlike other typical games played in the classroom, VERBA’s mechanics and learning objectives are one in the same: players win by building sentences using the target language’s most common nouns, verbs, and conjugations. High-frequency words are repeated aloud each time a noun is added to the sentence, and every noun card is colorfully printed with a visual representation of the object, person, or place in question.
Our goal is to ensure that learners see correct word forms meaningfully introduced and reinforced by the game’s mechanics. In a lot of ways, this is a new spin on a traditional 'cloze' activity all while providing scaffolding for many of the performance indicators in the World-Readiness Standards.