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Teaching English Through Games


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Teaching English Through Games

  1. 1. Presented By: Iin Hermiyanto In Amazing Minds South Asia Teachers’ Conference Penang – Malaysia, February 24 – 27, 2011
  2. 2. Introduction
  3. 4. <ul><li>Games provide students a break and at the same time allow them to practice language skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Games are very motivating and amusing. At the same time it is also challenging. </li></ul><ul><li>Games create meaningful and useful contexts for language use. </li></ul><ul><li>Games encourage and increase cooperation </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Twenty Questions </li></ul><ul><li>The Whispering Game </li></ul><ul><li>Making a Sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Asking Yes/No Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar Auction </li></ul><ul><li>Find the Differences </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>
  5. 7. Worksheet: Change your places if you... <ul><li>I _______for breakfast today. </li></ul><ul><li>I_______before I had breakfast this morning. </li></ul><ul><li>I came here by ______ </li></ul><ul><li>I _________last night. </li></ul><ul><li>I bought _________yesterday. </li></ul><ul><li>I have ____in my bag. </li></ul><ul><li>I_______an email this morning. </li></ul><ul><li>I________once a week. </li></ul><ul><li>I usually _______ before I go to bed. </li></ul><ul><li>I played _______yesterday. </li></ul><ul><li>I always read________ </li></ul><ul><li>I often watch ________ on TV. </li></ul><ul><li>I _______last night. </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Supplementary activities </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriacy </li></ul><ul><li>Clear instructions </li></ul><ul><li>No interuption and no correction during the game </li></ul><ul><li>No force </li></ul><ul><li>Stop the game if it’s tiring or boring </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>As conclusion, learning English through games is an effective and interesting way that can be applied in any classrooms. Games are used not only for fun merely , but more importantly for the useful practice and review of language lessons to i mprove learners' communicative competence. </li></ul><ul><li>When a game is to be conducted, the factors such as number of students, proficiency level, timing, learning topic, and the classroom settings should be c onsidered. </li></ul>