Games are a different but effective way to learn a language because they help to establish a meaningful context for students to use it. Kids need to apply numerous linguistic skills such as reading, listening, speaking or writing while playing. On top, they must negotiate, put into practice their social skills and strategic thinking.
Moreover, when students play games, they find motivation, enjoyment, and the opportunity to acquire new vocabulary and communication structures.
Games also provide a great personal way to learn and, when playing, students are more capable to use the language without any fear of making mistakes in public.
These are the reasons why, starting this year, our English program includes one games session per week. Pre-teaching the main vocabulary and communicative strategies before playing or modeling is basic before start playing to ensure understanding and learning.