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Innovative Ways to Use Child Games in Vocabulary Teaching
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Vocabulary teaching can be one of the hardest aspects in Foreign Language teaching for children. To improve the learning curves of children, usage of games may be the key to success. All people have a tendency to be more successful on things that are entertaining. With that in mind using games for teaching increases the capacity of students. This improvement can be in multiple ways. First of all games tend to “motivate” the students. By being the part of the game, students will be involved in the lesson which is the main point of “student centered” teaching. Since visual effects increases the “long lasting” effects of knowledge, combining vocabulary and games each word is kept in memory longer. It should be kept in mind that there are millions of games which can be optimal for each kind of teaching aspect and vocabulary. By choosing the correct game for each situation, games can be used for all ages and for each and every kind of student. This “adaptability” is a key point of games. By combining daily experiences with theory this presentation underlines the importance of the use of games in successful vocabulary teaching.
Keywords: Games, vocabulary, language teaching, learning, creative
games, vocabulary, language teaching, creative