Secondary learner with teacher at board - videogame & vocabularyUploaded 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
"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."
"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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