Graduation Year

2015

Location

State Farm Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

18-4-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2015 12:00 PM

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Game based learning, or educational games, is increasing rapidly and being used by more instructors each year (Vandercruysse, Vandewaetere, Cornillie, & Clarebout, 2013). In an effort to examine the utilization of games in the language learning classroom, I analyzed research studies that have been done on differing games. I furthered that by examining how the different games were categorized and how each type was analyzed individually to achieve a better understanding of how they were implemented into the second language acquisition. After looking at how multiple languages were studied, I focused on games used specifically in learning Spanish as a second language. The exposure from playing games aided in the understanding through seeing, hearing, reading, and speaking the language (Dedeaux and Hartsell, 2011).

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Apr 18th, 11:00 AM Apr 18th, 12:00 PM

More Than Games: Utilizing Games in the Second Language Classroom

State Farm Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

Game based learning, or educational games, is increasing rapidly and being used by more instructors each year (Vandercruysse, Vandewaetere, Cornillie, & Clarebout, 2013). In an effort to examine the utilization of games in the language learning classroom, I analyzed research studies that have been done on differing games. I furthered that by examining how the different games were categorized and how each type was analyzed individually to achieve a better understanding of how they were implemented into the second language acquisition. After looking at how multiple languages were studied, I focused on games used specifically in learning Spanish as a second language. The exposure from playing games aided in the understanding through seeing, hearing, reading, and speaking the language (Dedeaux and Hartsell, 2011).