The term ELT game, also known as ESL game or EFL game, covers a wide range of classroom activities aimed at making language learning fun.
An important part of the language teaching programme, games provide the ideal opportunity for practising language skills, often, but not always, introducing a competitive element into the learning process.
Modern research carried out in the neurosciences suggest major benefits to learning resulting from play.
Rationale for use
- Games reduce the affective filter
- Games encourage students to interact in spontaneous communication
- Games help the brain retain previously-taught information by appealing to the emotions