Foreign Language Instruction Improved With Fun and Games

Researchers from The University of Nottingham have shown that playing simple games using words and pictures can help people to learn a new language with greater ease.

Fun and Games in the Foreign Language Classroom (French, Spanish)“They show that informal exposure can play an important role in foreign language word learning. Through informal exposure, learning can occur without intention, in a more effortless manner. Anyone attempting to learn another language would benefit from activities such as simple games using foreign language words and pictures, or foreign language films with subtitles where they can enjoy the activity without focusing on trying to learn the words. The results of this study suggest that these kinds of informal activities can facilitate language learning, even days afterwards.”

You can read the full article on the Science Daily Website.

Also, be sure to take a look the previous post on this site about creating games in the foreign language classroom.

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