Category Archives: Games

Games’ Scoring Systems

Games’ Scoring Systems   Competition works very well with children (and even adults) over the age of about 4 and it can be a great way to retain attention on an activity and producing the language. Competition must be kept fair, fun and involve the learners … Continue reading

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Hans Jansen Lecture on Formatting Games for Different Levels

On Sunday October 21, I will be doing two LMQ workshops at “englishbooks.jp Education Day for ELT Teachers” in Shinjuku, Tokyo. (10:30 Room B and 14:00 Room E) We will be focussing on adjusting the games to various level students. … Continue reading

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Board Game Rules Project

Board game Rules Project by Kevin R Burns (Kanagawa, Japan) Board game Rules Project  You are going to teach some students the rules for playing a board game. You will also play that game with them.  First open … Continue reading

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Board Game Rules Project 2

Board Game Rules Project 2 by Kevin R Burns (Kanagawa, Japan) Board Game Rules Project 2 Which Language ie) Arabic, Japanese _______________________ Boss: ____________________________ Sub Leader: _______________________________________ Group Members: ____________________________________________ Title of the Game (you are working on): *Object of … Continue reading

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Question Quest

Question Quest by Kevin R Burns (Kanagawa, Japan) Question Quest Card Game Review Designers: Sean Anderson, Patrick Reynolds Illustrator: Alice Caroll Publisher: Quest Maker Media Available through R.I.C. Publications # of Players 2-6 (probably works best with 4-6) Ages: 12 … Continue reading

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If you like to Play Board Games join JIGG!

If you live in Kanazawa, and like role playing games, chess, wargames, table top games. Join us! It`s free!   JIGG Kanagawa Facebook Group · 13 members Join Group We enjoy playing board games, wargames, role playing games, chess, poker, … Continue reading

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Language Play, Language Learning

Language Play, Language Learning by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan) ‘Language games’ are seen as an activity where learners use language to achieve a goal (usually by exchanging some kind of information), according to clear rules, in an enjoyably … Continue reading

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Using Colonial Diplomacy in the ESL Classroom

(Pictured: Enoshima Sunset)   by Kevin Burns (Machida, Japan) Colonial Diplomacy is a game by the Avalon Hill Game Company, a game I have known and loved for many years. I had often wondered: was it a game I could … Continue reading

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Language Games for Children

Language Games for Children by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan) Stand up/Sit Down: Young children enjoy this simple game. Give a command and the children respond as quickly as possible. Then give the wrong command i.e. stand up when … Continue reading

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Language Games for Adults

Language Games for Adults by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan) Save Whatsit: “Whatsit” uses verbs or nouns. Have one learner sit with their back to the board and another learner writes or draws a mystery word they all know … Continue reading

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