ERIC Number: ED228836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
ESL Teachers and Students Making and Playing Games.
SPEAQ Journal, v6 n1 p39-58 1982
Language learning games are dynamic, provide a change of pace, can be played individually or in groups, and can be integrated into classroom learning activities. Game-production activities are initially teacher-centered; gradually, students can work in groups with the teacher as resource person. During production activities, the four language skills can be practiced, and a more positive classroom atmosphere is created. Another advantage to game production activities is their flexibility. They can be adapted to the age and proficiency of the students and become a useful tool that can stimulate students to become actively involved in communication activities in the target language. Complete directions are provided for producing and playing four game-activities in an English as a second language class. The examples here are for various ability levels; each game can be adapted somewhat to become simpler or more complex. (AMH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Speech Communication, Student Developed Materials, Teacher Developed Materials
Concordia Colloquium on Language Labs, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec H3G-1M8, Canada ($15.00 for entire journal).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Societe pour la Promotion de l'Enseignement de l'Anglais (Langue Seconde) au Quebec (SPEAQ) Conference (Quebec, Canada, June 1982).