ERIC Number: ED373549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
International Cooperative Games.
The book "Of Play and Playfulness" (Eastern Cooperative Recreation School, 1990) is recommended as a source of ideas for second language learning games. It describes folk dances, ideas for crafts, puppetry, games, and a variety of other activities from many countries. Several games from the book, easy to teach in a foreign language or English-as-a-Second-Language class, are explained here. The first is a listening activity, originating in the United States, designed to practice one grammatical structure or a mixture of structures. In the second, an active Brazilian children's game, students hit a balloon to each other while counting or reciting the alphabet. In the third, an Argentinean mime game similar to the American "paper, stone, scissors," two teams mime a man, a tiger, or a gun. The fourth is an alphabet race in which teams compete to find the letters to spell a word. The last game is a quiet mime game in which students, sitting in a circle, take turns manipulating or "shaping" an imaginary object while others try to identify the object. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Of Play and Playfulness
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (28th, Baltimore, MD, March 8-12, 1994).