Productive and Receptive Skills in the ESL Classroom - Games In The Classroom


Throughout section on the teaching of productive skills and the teaching of receptive skills our activate activities will usually involve some form of game and our final consideration here will be the use of games in the classroom. We can start with a definition of what we actually mean by a game and it basically has three components. A game is an activity that has rules it should have for its purpose in the classroom a teaching point and by nature to the fact that it's a game it should also include an element of fun. So that will be our working definition for a game that we're going to use in the classroom. There are many different types of games and they range between the competitive and those will require cooperation and there are all sorts of games that involve both of these together. So, what we'll do is to consider two well-known games from a long list that we could give, such as Scrabble, Monopoly, Tic-Tac-Toe, Jeopardy, and so on and so forth. We'll have a look at those two games and see how they can be adapted for classroom use.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

In this Unit were a lot of interesting and helpfull advices to managge a class. especially to learn about all these different arrangements, eye contact and behaviour in the classroom. Personally i found the questions very tricky to answer, cause I'm not used to this kind o questions.This seemed to be more of a difficult unit because it's been awhile since i brushed up on my grammar but it was very useful. I have refreshed the types of grammar with various sentence structures and descriptions. It has given me a great overview of the types of grammar used in speech.While I found the unit to be useful I didn't see the necessity of answering questions in the phonemic alphabet. It was nice to see visuals for the different speech organs and the way that they affect the way we say sounds. Overall it was a great unit that gave a lot of new information.