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TOP-25 games for English learning for kids and adults

TOP-25 games for English learning for kids and adults

Video games as a means of learning a language are compared to voluntary reading, they are actively introduced into the educational process and even used in the treatment of various mental ailments. We will tell you how to learn a language through games and have collected useful sites, popular board games and effective computer games.

Tips for learning a language through games

  • Make sure that the texts in the games are not oversimplified and target an English-speaking user
  • Write unfamiliar words into a dictionary
  • Use new words in vocabulary apps
  • Form sentences with new vocabulary
  • Speak phrases behind the characters
  • Dose time
  • Learning should be comfortable, and the game should evoke only positive associations, so choose games based on your interests!

How to choose a game for a child?

  • Make sure your child is interested in the story
  • Determine that the text is clearly pronounced and there are clues
  • Are there any scary characters in the game?
  • Is the student coping with management?

Are games more effective than movies?

Yes, thanks to interactivity, we are more involved in the gameplay than watching movies. As a result, the memorization of words is much better, the skill of listening comprehension is being developed better.

What are the disadvantages of learning a language through games?

Popular games can be paid and do not indicate the required level of English to complete the game. Really interesting and complex computer games will only be able to play at a level not lower than Upper-Intermediate and not earlier than adolescence.

Are games harmful to the psyche?

Games are widely used in the treatment of many ailments. For example, for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, it is recommended to play the shooter Call of Duty, and in Minecraft for autism spectrum disorders. The main thing is to pay attention to the time spent playing.

Free online games for learning English

  2. British Council
  3. IQsha
  4. Poptropica
  5. Games to learn English
  6. Sesame street
  7. ESL Games
  8. English Media Lab
  9. Teremok
  10. Starfall.

TOP-7 applications according to the portal "Rosskachestvo"

  1. Puzzle English
  2. Busuu
  3. LingoDeer
  4. Simpler
  5. Lingualeo
  6. Duolingo
  7. Mondly.

Top board and outdoor games in English

  1. Scrabble
  2. Taboo
  3. Emotions board game
  4. Guess my problem?
  5. Once Upon A Time.
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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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