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Games for Language Learning (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)

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Games provide meaningful and enjoyable language practice at all levels and for all age groups. They can be used to practise any of the skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing - at any stage of the learning process, from controlled repetition through guided practice to free expression. To enable teachers to select the activities most suitable for their needs, prec ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 27th 1984 by Cambridge University Press (first published June 1st 1980)
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Feb 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This entire series is great for finding new activities to liven up your class. I love these books, but let's be clear that what they provide is a group of tactics, not the big picture strategy needed to win the war but rather the battlefield tactics necessary to make a specific lesson more engaging. Don't expect discussion of assessment, these are just games.

Search for Cambridge Handbook for Language Teachers to see the whole series, there are maybe 20 or 30 titles.

If you are just building a pro
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Sparked good ideas for games and activities in the Language classroom.
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Andrew Wright is an author, illustrator, teacher trainer and storyteller and has worked extensively with both teachers and students all over the world for many years. He loves creating things, doing practical things and working with and for people; he believes that language teaching allows him to do and be just that.
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