THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GAMES IN ENHANCING VOCABULARY FOR STUDENTS AT A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY
Keywords:Games, vocabulary, English teaching
In recent years, teaching English has become a compulsory subject at schools, colleges, and universities. That is the reason why teaching and learning English effectively play a crucial role in the development of educational system. However, students seem to be weak in communicative skills due to they are lack of English vocabulary knowledge. The aim of this paper is to seek out the evidence to prove that teaching games are very helpful in the language classroom because this method helps to improve and increase students’ vocabularies. The results show that language games not only enhanced students’ lexical knowledge but also made the lesson more enjoyable, students became motivated in learning English and had plenty of interactions with teachers and classmates. The study suggests that before employing games in the language classroom, teachers should choose appropriate materials, levels, contexts, topics, time allowance for games.
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