ERIC Number: ED296143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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My 10 Favorite ESOL Teaching Games.
This booklet outlines the instructions for 10 games that have proved to be effective in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) courses. The games presented are divided into four categories: dialog games, vocabulary games, structure focus, and pronunciation practice. "The Chain Game" calls for students to take turns asking each other questions, always repeating the response given by the previous player before posing the question to the next player. The second dialog game allows students to demonstrate reading comprehension by matching pictures with stories. A vocabulary game called "Is It?" gives students the opportunity to practice a common question-and-answer pattern and simple descriptions. Four structure focus games are described: "Cooperative Sentences" (which teaches sequential sentence order), "What Happened?" (in which students increase reading comprehension by acting out character roles and gain cultural insight as they role-play); "Where Is It?" (designed to increase students' comprehension of prepositions); and "Colored Sentences" (in which students learn the proper placement of modifiers in English sentences). The three pronunciation games--"Hearing and Writing,""Say-Show," and "Vowel Bingo"--allow students to get immediate feedback on their pronunciation accuracy. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Conversational Language Courses, Dialogs (Language), Educational Games, English (Second Language), Learning Activities, Oral English, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Speech Communication, Vocabulary Development
Sun Belt Literacy Bookstore, 1401 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66612.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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