Why to use games to teach english

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Why to use games to teach english

  1. 1. Young Learners Workshop Cecilia Maller A
  2. 2.  Ss get together in groups and prepare questions for the assigned page.
  3. 3.  Pg 1.  Why Language learning is a hard work?  Because effort is required at every moment and must be maintained over a long period of time.
  4. 4.  They not only help,but algo encourage many learners to sustain their interest and work.  They also help the teacher to create contexs in which the lg. Is useful and meaningful
  5. 5.  It is that the learners respond to the content in a definite way. If they are amused, angered, intrigued or surprised the content is clearly meaningful to them.
  6. 6. How well- chosen games help students?  They are considered invaluable as they give students a break and at the same time allow students to practise language skills.
  7. 7.  They improve motivation, since they are amusing and at the same time challenging.  They also improve the use of the language, as it is used in real contexts.  They also improve cooperation, as most of the games are a group activity.
  8. 8.  Highly useful to give practice in all language skills and be used to practice many types of communication.
  9. 9.  Which are the advantages of using games in the classroom?  1. they are: a welcome break  2. Motivating and challenging  3. Help Ss to make and sustain the effort of learning.
  10. 10.  4. provide language practice in the various skills.  5. Encourage Ss to interact and communicate  6.Create a meaningful context for lg. Use.
  11. 11.  All of them: Speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  12. 12.  That they are just time-filling exercises, but they have proven to have a great educational value.
  13. 13.  He says that” most language games make learners use the language instead of thinking about learning correct forms”
  14. 14.  As they are highly motivating and entertaining, and they can give shy students more opportunities to express their opinions and feelings.  They also enable learners to acquire new experiences within a foreign lg. which are not always possible during a typical lesson.
  15. 15.  Why the “break the ice” activities are useful?  Because they add diversion to the regular classroom activities, they are great to introduce new ideas.
  16. 16.  The benefit is that games add diversion, break the ice, and a great source to present new ideas.
  17. 17.  As soon as the atmosphere relaxes, Ss remember things faster and better.  Real learning takes place, and students use the language they have been exposed to and have practised earlier.
  18. 18.  Because games provide a good model of what learners will use the language for in real life in the future.
  19. 19.  He says that games should not be regarded as a marginal activity filling odd moments when the teacher and class have nothing better to do.  Games ought to be at the heart of teaching foreign languages.
  20. 20.  They say that that is provoked by games, but they are still worth paying attention to and implementing in the classroom since they motivate learners, promote communicative competence, and generate fluency.
  21. 21.  They have proven to be effective and to have advantages in learning vocab. in various ways.  1. bring relaxation and fun_so Ss learn and retain new words easily.  2. Involve friendly competition and maintain interest.  3. Bring real world context into the classroom, and enhance students´use of English in a flexible, communicative way.
  22. 22.  1-Which factors have to be considered when choosing a game for children ?   2- Why English vocabulary games are considered more than just mere fun ?   3-What can children do with their enviroment through games ?   4-Mention 3 suggestions when choosing a game ?   5-What should a game involve ?   6-Which is the main focus of the game according to language learning in children ?   7-Which opportunities can games give to the students ? 

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