Play in the language class

Rathore, Smriti (2021) Play in the language class. Learning Curve (10). pp. 69-70. ISSN 2582-1644

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Play is an indispensable part of our physical, mental, and social development. While including play in my teaching, I have found that play enhances the abilities to listen, respect rules decided upon and have control over one’s emotions. To make my language class lively, I took the support of language games that can increase the comfort and confidence of learners in the acquisition of the English language and give them ample opportunities to make mistakes, experience, learn and apply when and where needed. The advantage of playing a language game is that learners do not feel disappointed about losing because everyone is in the same phase of learning. Also, as most children cannot help correcting each other, learners get quick peer feedback. As a teacher, it is my responsibility to provide my students with the best possible resources. I am sharing a few of my experiences of using language games in the classroom.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Rathore, Smriti
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Elementary education, Play and education, Play -- Indian education, Play -- language class, Children’s play, Inclusive education, Classroom games
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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