Games in the Spanish class
- April 3, 2020
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Uncategorized
We all love playing games. Or almost everyone. We all have learnt by playing games, on one way or another, and not the other way around. Several studies have proven that there is a relation between playing games in a language class and the increasing of the motivation of the students.
The verb “to play” have always gone hand in hand with the verb “to learn”. They both consist in overcoming difficulties, finding the right path, deducing, inventing, guessing and achieving a victory… in order to have fun, advance and improve. In fact, if we do a research on the etymology of the word of the word “escuela” (which means “school”), we see that it comes from the Greek word σχολή, which means “leisure, free time”.
In this era of new technologies, electronic devices, social media and other different kind of distractions, it is hard to keep our concentration during long period of times, specially for the young ones.
In order to avoid that, playing games in class is an interesting tool to keep them active, motivated and concentrated, and it must be done with short activities, in which the class dynamic have to be changed, along with the students position in class (and, why not, the teacher’s position too), and the students have to be the ones who lead the class performance with their contributions.
Apart from that, we can also find a very wide variety of resources that we can use to compete against other Spanish learners, to advance levels or to unlock different objectives by answering correctly to some questions or doing activities
Memory is linked with emotions and experiences, so if there is any activity or class that can convey emotions to the students or make the students feel good, it will be easier to remember whatever the students worked in that activities or classes.