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Video Games in English lessons (I need ideas!) 
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I like introducing video games into the classroom.

I'm wracking my brain trying to think of ways to bring video game stuff into lessons. Anyone have any ideas? I'm thinking of things along the lines of taking a lot of screenshots of game screens, printing them out, laminating them. I don't know what to do with them though. Please tell me of any ideas you may have that would help me use video game references or video games themselves into the classroom. Thank you!


Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:56 pm
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I am not up-to-date on video games, the last system I owned was a super nintendo. (the first was pong, followed by atari 2600, but I digress).

One thing you could do is get some screen shots of popular videogames, new and classic and print them out like a flash card, or just jet some video footage of the games and let 10 seconds of the game pass on the TV for the class. Then you can use the video game as the subject to help them communicate in English. If you don't fall into language 1, they'll think really hard and use some roundabout ways to communicate. Ask open questions.

What video game is this?
What is the objective of the game?
What do you do?
What can the man/car/tetris pieces, etc do?
How do you make him jump, shoot, turn, punch, speed up, etc?
How do you win?
Are there any power-ups? How do you get them?
Are there any secrets? Any codes?
What is the final boss like?
What happens at the end?
What's a good strategy to win?
What's another game like this? Which is better? Why?

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Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:27 am
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These are ALL good suggestions. Thank you kindly.

smy2brazil wrote:
I am not up-to-date on video games, the last system I owned was a super nintendo. (the first was pong, followed by atari 2600, but I digress).

One thing you could do is get some screen shots of popular videogames, new and classic and print them out like a flash card, or just jet some video footage of the games and let 10 seconds of the game pass on the TV for the class. Then you can use the video game as the subject to help them communicate in English. If you don't fall into language 1, they'll think really hard and use some roundabout ways to communicate. Ask open questions.

What video game is this?
What is the objective of the game?
What do you do?
What can the man/car/tetris pieces, etc do?
How do you make him jump, shoot, turn, punch, speed up, etc?
How do you win?
Are there any power-ups? How do you get them?
Are there any secrets? Any codes?
What is the final boss like?
What happens at the end?
What's a good strategy to win?
What's another game like this? Which is better? Why?


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