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Skyrim: Learn Languages with Games.

 This massive open world game is great for language learning, it features many languages all fully voice acted.



Steam Version


Can switch between every available language.

-There is a mod available for simplified Chinese. Additionally it's possible to modify the font to include pinyin. I will include a link to my tutorial for this once it's done.


Every time you switch language it needs to delete the current voice pack and download the new one, this process can up to an hour. However there is a way to save the current one and manually re-install it later.

-The text in the game auto-closes after the speaker finishes, which makes it difficult if you can't read at that speed. One solution to this is to open up the game console with the tilda key and type

sgtm .5 

The number after sgtm sets the game speed slower so you can read text, bare in mind zooming with a bow will reset the game speed.

Another solution is to download this pausing app which freezes software (link to be included). I have found it very useful to give me a chance to read dialogue before it disapppears. It can cause some games including Skyrim to freak out if you leave it on too long. I've had to manually reset my PC after doinng this a few times, with it becomeing unresponsive to ctrl alt esc or any task manager hotkeys.

Switch version

Pro: Very handy on the go, it a game with thousands of hours of dialogue in a massive world, all in the palm of your hands. 

The language packs can all be downloaded from the Switch store and added to your game. Unlike the steam version, you can then freely switch language in the Switch settings without the need for redownloading anything

Audio and Text Languages (European version):

French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian.

Audio and Text Languages (Asian Version):


Text Only Languages (Asian version)

Traditional Chinese?, Korean


-The font is rediculously small when playing in handheld mode. You're going to need good eyesight and a clear environment to be able to read it.

-There is a European and Asian version and that they must be purchased seperately, each with exclusive access to certain languages. So you would need to create a Japanese account to purchase the fully Japanese voice acted version.

-Skyrim Switch isn't available on the Chinese and Hong Kong stores (it's a long and silly story involving skeletons and supposed cult connections). 

- The graphics on the Switch are, whilst technically impressive for the machine, occassionally a distraction due to their low fidelity. It looks better in handheld though.

PS4/XBONE Version:


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