Open books open minds<br />
Learning through play:Games in the EFL classroom<br />
Why use games in the EFL classroom?<br />motivating and fun<br />peoplelike them <br />natural part of growing up and lear...
Types of games<br />Movement games<br />Card games<br />Board games<br />Drawing games<br />Guessing games<br />Miming gam...
Movement game<br />Let’s do it!<br /><ul><li> Motor skills, balance, spatial awareness & muscle control
 Channels children’s energy into activities that help with language learning</li></li></ul><li>Card Game<br />
Board game<br />
Drawing game<br /><ul><li> Span key functions of the brain (R: creativity, L: verbal skills)
 Helpful with shy children
 Transfer of information between verbal and visual</li></li></ul><li>Guessing game<br />Let’s do it!<br /><ul><li> Fun
 Motivate Ss to practice Q & A</li></li></ul><li>Miming game<br />
Role-play game<br />
Singing game<br />ABC action song<br />A  B  C  D  E  F  G<br />Come and sit down with me<br />H  I  J  K  L  M  N<br />Cl...
Word game<br />Spell ‘fish’<br />F-I-S-H<br />
Word game<br />Bag!<br />Girl!<br />Lollipop!<br />
Team game (Whispers)<br />
Rousers and Settlers<br />writing games<br />movement games<br />games focusing on listening<br />games involving element ...
Rousers<br />movement games<br />games involving competition<br />guessing games<br />games requiring speaking<br />Settle...
games focusing on listening
writing games
board games</li></li></ul><li>Role of games<br />You can use games to:<br />introduce new material<br />practise recently ...
Tips for introducing games in the classroom<br />Language focus (What will the students practise?)<br />Play different gam...
What can you do to control large classes?<br />Whole class games (TPR, e.g. Simon says, line-ups)<br />Let Ss manage the g...
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  1. 1. Open books open minds<br />
  2. 2. Learning through play:Games in the EFL classroom<br />
  3. 3. Why use games in the EFL classroom?<br />motivating and fun<br />peoplelike them <br />natural part of growing up and learning<br />provide a context<br />ensure interaction<br />promote co-operation<br />add variation to a lesson<br />
  4. 4. Types of games<br />Movement games<br />Card games<br />Board games<br />Drawing games<br />Guessing games<br />Miming games<br />Role-play games<br />Singing and chanting games<br />Word games<br />Team games<br />
  5. 5. Movement game<br />Let’s do it!<br /><ul><li> Motor skills, balance, spatial awareness & muscle control
  6. 6. Channels children’s energy into activities that help with language learning</li></li></ul><li>Card Game<br />
  7. 7. Board game<br />
  8. 8. Drawing game<br /><ul><li> Span key functions of the brain (R: creativity, L: verbal skills)
  9. 9. Helpful with shy children
  10. 10. Transfer of information between verbal and visual</li></li></ul><li>Guessing game<br />Let’s do it!<br /><ul><li> Fun
  11. 11. Motivate Ss to practice Q & A</li></li></ul><li>Miming game<br />
  12. 12. Role-play game<br />
  13. 13. Singing game<br />ABC action song<br />A B C D E F G<br />Come and sit down with me<br />H I J K L M N<br />Clap your hands, stand up again<br />O P Q R S T U<br />Sing a song for me and you<br />V W X Y Z<br />Turn around and look at me<br />
  14. 14. Word game<br />Spell ‘fish’<br />F-I-S-H<br />
  15. 15. Word game<br />Bag!<br />Girl!<br />Lollipop!<br />
  16. 16. Team game (Whispers)<br />
  17. 17. Rousers and Settlers<br />writing games<br />movement games<br />games focusing on listening<br />games involving element of competition<br />craft activities<br />board games<br />guessing games<br />games requiring speaking<br />
  18. 18. Rousers<br />movement games<br />games involving competition<br />guessing games<br />games requiring speaking<br />Settlers<br /><ul><li>craft activities
  19. 19. games focusing on listening
  20. 20. writing games
  21. 21. board games</li></li></ul><li>Role of games<br />You can use games to:<br />introduce new material<br />practise recently learned language items<br />revise, consolidate language<br />relax or energise a class<br />
  22. 22. Tips for introducing games in the classroom<br />Language focus (What will the students practise?)<br />Play different games<br />Vary the order<br />Don’t “drag” a game<br />Plan carefully (materials, appropriacy, safety)<br />
  23. 23. What can you do to control large classes?<br />Whole class games (TPR, e.g. Simon says, line-ups)<br />Let Ss manage the games<br />Divide class into groups<br />Turn players into teams<br />Set up different “stations” in the classroom (e.g. game station, reading station, listening station, etc.)<br />
  24. 24. Which language to use in class?<br />vs.<br />
  25. 25. Language for:<br />ending a game<br />sustaining a game<br />starting a game<br />
  26. 26. Thank you<br />
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