Using games, gaming, and gamification in the EFL classroom
Methode & Didaktik
For most students, games and gaming are a part of their daily activities. While playing, they often communicate in English, the international gaming community’s lingua franca: They read game instructions, watch Let’s play videos, contribute to fan platforms or even talk to their fellow players via headset in multiplayer online games. Escape rooms and scavenger hunts, too, foster communication among players. Game literacy uses the human play instinct to organize more formal (language) learning processes. However, all play and no work do not make clever students.