When you know, you know – A game of numbers

I have learned many of my favorite games from Nelly Hughes, author of Fluency Matters‘ Selena and the force behind Comprendes Méndez SpanishShop. As a teacher that has been using and training teachers in Comprehension-based™ methods for many years, Nelly has a knack for finding and adapting games for communicative language classes. ”El que sabe,…

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Cataplún/Kaboom! – Small group game for language classes

Tomorrow is Friday, it’s the first week back from break, and you’re exhausted. What to do, what to do… “MovieTalk?” –you think– “No, too much standing and talking.” “Asking a story?” –but you dismiss it– “Too much standing and talking and energy used in general.” “Picture Talk?” –now there’s an idea!– “No, too much using…

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RUN! a no-prep game for language classes

Don’t you love discovering a new game!? A few days ago, Jenny Robbins shared an AWESOME no-prep activity in the iFLT/NTPRS/CI Teaching Facebook group. This game can be used in ANY class to provide students with an opportunity to get up and move, accompanied by repeated exposure to content or language. How to play RUN!!…

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Learn language with the Elimination RPG… even if you don’t yet speak any of the language!!

Note to the reader: This post talks about a popular party game that has long been called “Mafia”, although I no longer advocate for calling it by that name. Mafia is a term that refers to crime organizations that are often associated with specific countries and cultures; most notably, Italian, Russian, Japanese, and Irish. In the same…

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