Website of the Week: Pictolang (Gr. 5-12)

Pictolang – Language and cultural learning content through authentic imagery

Pictolang is a site dedicated to helping students with their language studies using real images from locations where the particular language is used. The site is broken down into four activity levels:

  • Visual Word Trainer – See the word, see the corresponding image
  • Picture Match Game – See the word, choose the correct matching image
  • Word Match Game – See the image, choose the correct matching word/phrase
  • Analyst Game – See the image, identify the language/culture it comes from

Once you choose a game type, you are asked to make a language selection, choosing from up to 15 possible choices including Arabic, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Ukrainian. You will also be asked to select a category topic such as clothing, food, nature, house & home, sports, and more. Your score in both number and percentage correct are kept track of at the bottom of the window.

INTEGRATE

  • This site is an obvious choice as a review tool for students to test their vocabulary acquisition while at the same time be exposed to authentic images from locations around the globe.
  • Have students create their own visual vocabulary guides from their own culture(s) using images from their communities.

screenshot-pic match game German

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