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Top 10 reasons to use games (like You’ve been Sentenced!) in the classroom

March 8, 2011

According to TESOL which provides the standard, international qualification for teaching English to speakers of other languages / teaching English as a foreign language, there are 10  advantages to using games in the classroom including:

1. Games provide a break from the normal class routine.

2. Games can be extremely motivating and challenging for students of all ages.

3. Games help students to make the effort of learning.

4. Games provide crucial practice in speaking, writing, listening and reading.

5. Games encourage students to interact with each other and communicate.

6. Games help teachers create contexts in which the language is useful and meaningful.

7. Games build class cohesion and spirit.

8. Games promote whole class participation in a fun, non judgmental environment.

9. Games can provide shy students with a wonderful opportunity to shine.

10. Games can help lower students’ stress in the classroom.

Because we believe in the power of games, McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds has recently launched “ENGLISH is a funny language!” This site is dedicated to progressive teachers who are using games in the classroom and experiencing the benefits of laughing while learning.

Want to learn more about McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds’ award-winning games like You’ve been Sentenced!Twisted Fish and more? Visit McNeill Designs for game rulesprintable score sheets, or even order online!

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