Word games in the classroom
One of the worldwide hits of the summer has been the new online game, Wordle, in which participants need to guess a five-letter word within six attempts.
Anyone on social media will have seen their friends brag-post their Wordle successes (and sometimes failures), and English language teachers have been excited to see a staple of ELICOS teaching hit the big time.
Teachers of course, can use the Wordle craze in the classroom, along with any number of other word games, and they can be a great way to build vocabulary and language skills.
EL Gazette notes that many learners can get quite stressed at any language failures, and that games can return the fun to learning. Games, notes Liz Granirer in the journal, “with motivational words when you get the correct answer and no penalty if you don’t, take the pressure off”.