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Secondary learner with teacher at board - videogame & vocabulary

Uploaded by Graham Stanley, British Council Barcelona (Spain)


Learner is playing the videogame 'Spent' (http://www.playspent.org), a game drawing attention to living on a low income in the U.S, and which is a game based on choices made when confronted with dilemnas . Standing at the board, reading the next part of the game, the teacher helps the learner understand the maneing of vocabulary. Illustrates the different dynamics of reading/playing a game while standing at the board rather than at the computer. 


Target language: English

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: Catalan

Age range: 16+

Language level: B2 - Upper Intermediate

Educational context: Secondary Education

IWB Features: Interactive objects

Teaching methods: Individual activity at IWB

Language area: Vocabulary

IWB board used: Promethean

Teacher comment

"I was very happy with the class - the learners seemd to enjoy playing this game and the amount of reading in the game and the rich vocabulary prompted some interesting discussions."

Learner comments

"Today's class was very interesting - I learnt a lot about conditions of being unemployed in the USA and how this is different from here in Spain. There was also a lot of vocabulary that I didn't know."

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