WHAT IS TACTILINGO?
WHAT IS TACTILINGO?
It's a teacher-created web app that allows world language teachers to make and assign their own online games that supplement and reinforce their vocabulary and grammar lessons. Our multi-sensory matching, categorizing and sentence-building games turn the abstract into concrete and make language learning more meaningful and contextual.
Tactilingo can be used with most languages, levels or ages and works with any teaching style and best of all, it's FREE!! Yes, you heard that right. You can create up to 7 classes with 100 students per class.
All we ask is that you share your words, lists, and games on our community pages. We hope you'll spread the word as we build a robust community. And, if you like, donations are always appreciated to help cover expenses.
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HOW DOES TACTILINGO WORK?
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Step 1: Make lists of words in Any Language Using Your Own Vocabulary Then Organize Them into Folders.
Each word is associated with the following attributes:
1. Native language
2. New language
3. Gender (if applicable)
5. Part of speech
6. Audio clip
Now available in French, English, and Spanish with the option to add other languages.
Step 2: Create Games Using One of the following Customizable Game Templates.
Matching Games introduce students to their new vocabulary. It associates each word with whatever the teacher chooses to use: a picture, a translation, audio clip, gender, part of speech, etc...
Students can practice as many times as they want until they really get it.
Categorizing Games can be used to help students learn:
· The parts of speech (Symtiles)
· The role that each word plays in a sentence
· The gender of their vocabulary words
No more boring worksheets! Assign homework that students will actually enjoy doing.
Sentence Games bring vocabulary and grammar together so that students experience them IN CONTEXT. These games help students learn proper sentence structure. There has never been anything like it before.
Students Get Immediate Feedback and Repetition. Watch Their Confidence Increase Exponentially.
Step 3: Set A Due Date Then Assign Games to Individual Students or Classes.
Checking Homework takes less than 5 minutes. With one quick glance, teachers can see whether students have accessed and/or completed an assigned game.
Students can play past games anytime they want to study for tests or exams.
Tactilingo appeals to a wide variety of learning styles. It is unlike any other language-learning tool available today. Thanks to Tactilingo, my students not only have a chance to practice at a basic level (i.e. learning new vocabulary), but they can also practice understanding the inner workings of the language, learn how sentences are formed, how words in a sentence are strung together, what roles different types of words play and how they are pronounced, etc. With the help of pictograms, images, sounds, and words, Tactilingo helped my students achieve a deeper level of understanding of their second language.
Spanish High School Teacher
As a high school French teacher who loves to incorporate games and technology in the classroom, I would highly recommend Tactilingo to anyone interested in teaching a second language. There are a variety of engaging games (matching, categorizing and sentence structure) that allow learners to practice the language in a fun and hands-on way. I love the fact that students can practice new vocabulary words by matching pictures, seeing the words and listening to them all at the same time.
High School French Teacher
Once you’ve simplified and gamified your vocabulary and grammar,
we’re sure that you’ll hop on the Tactilingo bandwagon.