This past week, children had the opportunity to put into practice everything they have learned in the past year through various activities and language games.
Games are an enticing techniques to involve students in showing their learning. I believe well-chosen and designed games are invaluable since it allows learners to practise language skills. The benefits of games range from cognitive aspect of language learning to more co-operative group dynamics, and as a result, games are highly motivating since they are amusing and, at the same time, challenging.
Language games have great educational value. It encourage learners to use the language in context, rather than just think about the correct grammatical structure. Games motivate learners to interact, cooperate, to be creative and spontaneous. In order for them to participate, they must be able to understand and communicate in the target language.
Today’s skilful educator’s role is knowing the necessary balance of games and a variety of traditional methods to provide accountability and enjoyment. They need to be active in monitoring student progress and participation, to diagnose the game’s effectiveness, its timing, and the desired assessment skills.