Develop Language Skills with Digital Games
- Levels: Middle school, high school, university
- Languages: Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Cost: Free of charge
Incorporating digital games into the language classroom is a powerful way to add excitement to the learning environment. This excitement can help motivate students to learn and use languages outside of the classroom.
Games also challenge and motivate learners to use language in meaningful ways. Studies have shown that game-based approaches to learning develop social skills, improve deep knowledge, and provide better outcomes for learners.
Games2Teach makes it easy for teachers to include digital games into their curriculum. The games included are mainstream, easy to find, and easy to download games. Learners must use the target language and social interaction to play the games, which makes them a rich context for language and culture learning.
The Games2Teach website offers classroom-ready activities for Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced learners of seventeen languages to accompany these games. The website also provides pedagogical support for educators, such as how to adapt teaching styles and how students can learn languages more effectively.
The first resource of its kind, Games2Teach applies game-based learning to a world language context. The site began as a collaborative project between CASLS and the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL).