552.925 (17S) Focus on Language and the Learner: Games and Activities

Sommersemester 2017

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03.03.2017 10:00 - 12:00 , B01b.0.203
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LV Nummer Südostverbund
LV-Titel englisch
Focus on Language and the Learner: Games and Activities
Proseminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
14 (25 max.)
zum Moodle-Kurs


Intendierte Lernergebnisse

At the end of the course participants will have enhanced their understanding and the meaningfulness of games and activities in EFL teaching and learning.


Student-centered teaching approach; peer-to-peer presentations; in-class simulations; individual or pair-work


In this practice-oriented course, participants will develop games and activities for EFL teaching and learning situations. The games and activities will be presented and analysed in light of current literature and in-class feedback.

  • Games & activities for individuals, pairs, and groups
  • Online learning games & activities
  • Modification of board games, card games, and game shows
  • Games & activities for skills and knowledge



Dang, Pinky., and Rik Ruiter. 2005. Highway to E.S.L.: A User-Friendly Guide to Teaching English as a Second Language. i.Universe Inc.

Lindstromberg, Seth. 1997. The Standby Book: Activities for the Language Classroom. Cambridge University Press

Marsland, Bruce. 1998. Lessons from Nothing: Activities for Language Teaching with Limited Time and Resources. Cambridge University Press.

Scrivener, Jim. 2011. Learning Teaching: The Essential Guide to English Language Teaching. Third edition. Oxford. Macmillan Publishers

  • Chapter 2: Classroom activities
  • Chapter 3: Classroom management: Young learners & teenage learners (pp. 321-327)
  • Chapter 15: Tools, techniques, activities

Ur, Penny. 2009. Grammar Practice Activities Paperback with CD-ROM: A Practical Guide for Teachers. Cambridge University Press.

Wright, Andrew. 2006. Games for Language Learning. Cambridge University Press.

Articles (selection):

DeCosta, Meredith, Jennifer Clifton, and Duane Roen. 2010. “EJ in Focus: Collaboration and Social Interaction in English Classrooms.” The English Journal. 99(5):14-21. Accessed December 7, 2015.

Kipp-Newbold, Rebecca. 2010. “That's Fierce! Collaboration in the English Classroom.” The English Journal. 99(5):74-78. Accessed December 7, 2015.

Melero, Javier, and Davinia Hernández-Leo. 2014. “A Model for the Design of Puzzle-based Games Including Virtual and Physical Objects.” Journal of Educational Technology & Society. 17(3):192-207. Accessed December 7, 2015.

Sewell, William C., and Shawn Denton. 2011. “Multimodal Literacies in the Secondary English Classroom.” The English Journal. 100(5):61-65. Accessed December 7, 2015



2 presentations, active participation, term paper


Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Advanced Language Teaching Skills (Pflichtfach)
      • ENF.001 Focus on Language and the Learner ( 2.0h KS, PS / 2.5 ECTS)
        • 552.925 Focus on Language and the Learner: Games and Activities (2.0h PS / 2.5 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 2.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Fachdidaktik des Englischen (Pflichtfach)
        • Innovative Approaches to Language Teaching and Learning ( 2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 552.925 Focus on Language and the Learner: Games and Activities (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)

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