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ERIC Number: EJ1123192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Vocabulary Games: More than Just Wordplay
Lorenzutti, Nico
English Teaching Forum, v54 n4 p2-13 2016
Games offer more than just fun and play, and the analyses suggest that varying vocabulary activities is important if learners are to practice all the aspects of word knowledge. However, despite all the evidence, just claiming that playing games is a good way to practice the language is often not enough to win the argument. Because author Nico Lorenzutti's in-service teachers needed a specific rationale to explain what their learners achieve when they play games, he created a simple tool to explain what learners achieve when they play games. This article describes the procedures for several games and illustrates how to use this tool to assess their overall effectiveness for vocabulary development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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