Gamification in Education

Today’s tips are about how games can help teachers and students on their path to language education. Making your learning experience a more dynamic and enjoyable one.

Enjoy 


Even-tough learning something new can sometimes be a little tedious, we could help our students to enjoy the experience through games. Think about it people enjoy gaming as much as they enjoy movies or exercising; so why not integrate them.  Creativity, fast response, and confidence can all be boost through game dynamics. 


Exposure to the language as much as possible


I know you have heard it a thousand times, practice, practice, practice! As obvious as it sounds, if you limit the use of your native language and focus on targeting the constant use of a second language, improvement will come faster. Games allow you to practice simple commands, learn new phrases, and expose yourself as much as possible to the target language.



From Passive to Active-Participation

Learning a new language can be quiet passive, so how do we turn it on a more dynamic and active learning. Utilizing games can encourage students to think faster and re-create real-world scenarios that encourage students to engage and interact. 

Some of our picks for you: 

Duolingo

A free app that helps you learn a new language through fun game lessons. It is universally accessible and currently supports 23 languages. 





Flipgrid 

A different way of playing games and interacting could be through this video discussion platform that lets students record, upload, view, react and respond to each other´s short videos. 


Studycat

Language learning games to teach kids how to read, speak, and spell a second language. Free and paid options for engaging and entertaining educational games. Currently supports 5 languages. 



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