ERIC Number: ED206163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-10
Game-Like Activities and the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Harper, Sandra N.
Among the justifications for using games in foreign language teaching, one finds the theory that games play an important role in the instructional and learning processes and that they can be designed to develop linguistic skills and communicative abilities. A review of several authors not only suggests the value of games and game-like activities to relieve boredom and enhance learning, but also gives indications for a meaningful progression of such activities. A large number of group activities and games are described. Each description includes the game's purpose, the procedure, and some examples. The activities described are appropriate for elementary and intermediate levels; some could be used in more advanced classes. (AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Great Lakes Colleges Association Foreign Languages Conference (Albion, MI, April 10, 1981).