Welcome To Language Playing Cards!
We have both Learn French and Learn Spanish decks available. Language cards are a perfect stocking stuffer.
Learning a new language has many benefits and can be a lot of fun. To help you learn we researched the 52 most useful phrases and words most commonly spoken when travelling in a new country. The inspiration for this deck came to us when we were hiking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. I placed our story of inspiration underneath the following pictures.
Learn Spanish and Learn French versions are available.
Spanish for English Speakers and French for English Speakers.
If you want to learn English and you speak French or Spanish, the cards work the same but for this project we are only designing English tuck boxes :)
Benefits Of Learning A New Language
I have learned from experience that learning the basics of another language is a sure way to enjoy your upcoming vacation. After performing some major research, I discovered the 52 most used Spanish and French phrases used by travellers.
You might have heard that language and culture are two sides of the same coin and I would tend to agree with this. Learning the basics of a new language before or during travel has many advantages. You'll save time and money, meet more locals all while feeling a little less lost in the culture.
How We Came Up With This Idea
I was hiking the Annapurna circuit in Nepal when my friends and I decided to get something to eat at a local restaurant. We were playing cards with a deck that one of my friends bought when we were asked to order from a menu written entirely in Nepali.
Frustrated, I glanced over at the playing cards. They portrayed the various mountains in the Annapurna mountain range, translating their names into English.
"Wouldn't it be great if these cards translated the menu into English?" I asked, jokingly.
That's when it hit me. Why not use playing cards to help travellers or anyone, for that matter, to have fun while learning a new language?
Each Deck Features:
- 52 cards, each with a different phrase in English, meticulously translated into either French or Spanish
-2 Jokers that translates all of the important numbers so you will understand everything from 1-9999
- Unique and relevant custom graphics for each card that make learning each phrase intuitive and fun
-Premium quality poker-sized cards (3.5" high x 2.5" wide),
Risks and challenges
With the artwork now complete, the challenge that remains is on the demand and production side. The production risk is mitigated, however, as we are in regular communication with Legends Playing Card Company and the USPCC, one of the companies that will be printing our deck to the highest quality standard. Having also successfully fulfilled a crowd-funding project on Indiegogo, we are aware of the potential challenges and have planned accordingly. We have also factored in a realistic delivery date so that there should be no delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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