You can use online casinos and video games to prepare for living in Spain
So do you think you live in Spain? Awesome. Studies have shown that there are many health benefits of living there. The Mediterranean diet and the sun are just precursors. Yet what do you do if you want nightlife, tapas, quality of life, but don’t speak the language? Simple – you play online games.
The gaming industry and different cultures
We know that the gaming industry is inspired by different lifestyles. Video games are notorious for using cultures as their muse, as we saw recently with the release of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. The 12th installment of the Assassin’s Creed series tells a story during the Viking invasion of Britain. Online casinos also use culture to tell stories.
For example, Paddy Power’s God of Storms Slot Machine is the eighth edition in a series of slots that revolve around deities from different cultures. God of Storms is based on ancient Greek mythology and offers players four progressive jackpots and double wilds.
This brings us to our point: if online games can use cultures to tell stories, why can’t you use them to learn languages? It turns out you can.
Using online games to learn Spanish
Learning Spanish is a necessary endeavor if you are planning to relocate there. After all, Spain has a population of 46 million, all with a unique story you’ll want to hear authentically. That’s not to say that learning isn’t going to be frustrating. Fortunately, there are many approaches to learning Spanish, one being online gaming.
Online casino games
It’s a good idea to start with the basics when learning Spanish: numbers, colors, and places. This is where online casino games come in. Many online casinos offer table games, such as blackjack and roulette. Blackjack is a card game and roulette uses a green, black, and red wheel. You can play in your native language but say the numbers and colors in Spanish out loud.
For example, if you are playing roulette, when you place your chips on your number and color, make sure you say them to yourself in Spanish – “red, three” would become “rojo, tres”. Repetition and speaking it aloud are two methods of learning languages.
For the more advanced, go even further by changing the language of your laptop. While this makes learning Spanish more difficult, it does mean you get an immersive experience.
Video games give you the opportunity to discover different traditions and values. There are dozens of video games that feature elements of Spanish cultures from around the world. For example, the video game Guacamelee! is inspired by Mexican culture, where players control a luchador, a lucha libre wrestler.
Traveling and moving to another country requires two different agendas. When you visit, people will advise you to travel on a budget. If you are moving, you should spend the money so that you can live comfortably.
However, there is one common denominator: fluency in the language allows you to connect with the locals. Fortunately, learning the basics of a language doesn’t always mean expensive programs. Sometimes it only takes a few hours to play a game online.