ERIC Number: ED382019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Language Games and Activities. Netword 2: Teaching Languages to Adults.
Langran, John; Purcell, Sue
This guide discusses the use of games in the second language classroom and describes a number of games language teachers can use. An introductory chapter outlines different types of games and explains the use of the book. Chapter 1 offers a rationale for classroom use of games for second language learning. Chapter 2 suggests classroom techniques for using games, including preparation of the classroom environment, considerations for selecting games, presentation, and follow-up activities. The third and fourth chapters outline 13 games and additional activities, including information on preparation, pre-teaching, classroom procedures, follow-up, and possible variations. A chapter is devoted to techniques for overcoming student resistance to classroom games, and the final chapter offers suggestions for teachers to plan and record game use, develop a repertoire of games, obtain and use learner feedback, and pool resources with other teachers. Contains fourteen citations for further reading. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Games, Recordkeeping, Resistance (Psychology), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, 20 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4LB, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
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