CTET 2015 Exam Notes : TEACHING OF ENGLISH


USE OF LANGUAGE GAMES IN LANGUAGE TEACHING

Children love playing games and performing activities. They seek fun and enjoyment while playing any game and performing any joyful activity. Any game that facilitates learning of language is a language game. language games are based on play-way method of learning.
Learners feel that they are playing a game. At the same time they do acquire language ability consciously or unconsciously.

Advantages of Language Games

  • They help to motivate children and sustain their interest.
  • They give variety to the day to day teaching.
  • They develop their power of observation and imagination.
  • Language games throw challenges which they take up joyfully.
  • They help to create contexts in which language can by practiced usefully and meaningfully without any stress.
  • They suit various levels of the students.
  • They ensure maximum participation of students and give opportunities for cooperation, interactions and healthy competition.
  • They create pleasing classroom atmosphere to acquire language abilities.

Types of Language Games

There are mainly three types of games:
1.                Listening/ Speaking
2.                Reading/ writing
3.                Vocabulary/ Grammar
Any game can be oral/ written depending on the level of the learner and the objectives of the lesson. 

Some games are described below:

(i)       Identification Games:

  1.                Presenting an object and describing it or describing an object and asking to identify it.
  2.                Asking about any hidden object or item.
  3.                To select a picture on the given description.
  4.                Reciting a poem or telling a story.

(ii)     Spelling Games

Spelling games are useful for learning the spelling of different words. They are:

1.   The teacher writes a word on the blackboard and asks the students one by one to speak a word beginning with the last letter of the word e.g.
Fan - nest- time- ear - rat & so on.
2.   The teacher writes a word on the blackboard and instructs the students one by one to make different words using the different letter of that particular word. e.g. 'forehead' ear, red, head, hear, roar etc.
3.   The teacher gives jumbled letters or words to arrange them in a order to form the particular word or sentence. He can write a word missing certain letters and ask the students to fill up the missing letters.

Reading games

Crossword puzzle and comprehension puzzle are used in reading games. For example:
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2.    Read the following and guess what I am.

I wear a cap but I am neither a man nor a boy. I can write but I can't read. I drink but I don't eat People keep me in their pockets. But I am not money. My friends are paper. 

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Writing Language games


Vocabulary games

  1. Students are directed to construct different words using prefix or suffix to the root words.
  2. Change one letter in the given words and write three other words/objects. For example: Plate
  3. Write the names of animals/ things hidden below: as 'cat' is hidden in cattle,

Sentence/ structure game

  1. The teacher writes some action word on the blackboard asks the students to use in sentences. He can ask them to make as many sentences as they can by replacing the action words.
  2. The teacher can give a particular structure and ask them to make the same structure by replacing the noun/pronoun/ verb etc.
There  are  so  many  other  games  which  an  English teacher can innovate according to the learning's age and level, size of the class and availability of time and materials to make English language learning joyful.

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