The PROVEN VALUE of GAMES & SONGS for LEARNING ENGLISH due to their REPETITIVE NATURE which favours memorisation.
How can we GET STUDENTS to LEARN A LANGUAGE BY USING IT so that they BECOME CONFIDENT and FLUENT?
First of all LEARNING has to be FUN for younger students and at least ENJOYABLE for adults.
The results are amazing because they not only create sentences easily but also practise the use of the 3rd person and consequently have to remember the addition of the ‘s’.
The games I have been using recently are a complete success in the amount of fun the students have not only playing but managing to create a lot of correct sentences with the pronouns I, he & she, the frequency adverbs and a time expression. I have introduced affirmative, negative & question dice for older and more proficient students. I recommend trying it out for yourselves!
Check out my latest Household Chores Routine Song for some language to make playing cards with, as well as my recent Morning, Afternoon, Sports & Clothes Routine Songs
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My name is Susan Brodar, born in London into a multilingual family and brought up bilingual English / Italian.