Iranian EFL Journal, Volume (10), No (4), Year (2014-8) , Pages (439-445)

Title : ( Improving the Proficiency of Iranian Students in Learning English by Using Games )

Authors: Mohammad Reza Pahlavannezhad , FARZANEH HASSAN ZADEHTAVAKOLI ,

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One of the major problems of contemporary education is to motivate students, so motivation plays an important role in teaching especially learning English. There are several ways to motivate students. One of them is using games. Games are by definition fun and nearly everyone would agree if learning can be made enjoyable, then students will learn more. Therefore, my work is limited to use games to motivate students. In the first part of my article I will mention different kinds of motivation. I will also have a brief hint to different ways of improving motivation such as using visual aids, songs, games, etc. In the second part, the use of games in different skills and in vocabulary and grammar is briefly mentioned. In recent years teaching speaking skill has received great attention and methodologists suggest many ways to improve it. Also introducing speaking skill at the beginning of the course is a motivating factor. Since speaking and listening skills are interrelated, they are considered together. Therefore in the third part, I will suggest games to improve these two skills. In the last part, the use of games at Iranian schools has been examined. I have prepared some questionnaires and asked the opinion of some students and teachers about using games. Since Iranian schools are crowded and any game cannot be used there, several usable games are mentioned. There is no work written specially in the use of games to improve these two skills.

Keywords

, Proficiency, Iranian students, Learning English,
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author = {Pahlavannezhad, Mohammad Reza and HASSAN ZADEHTAVAKOLI, FARZANEH},
title = {Improving the Proficiency of Iranian Students in Learning English by Using Games},
journal = {Iranian EFL Journal},
year = {2014},
volume = {10},
number = {4},
month = {August},
issn = {1836-8743},
pages = {439--445},
numpages = {6},
keywords = {Proficiency; Iranian students; Learning English; Games},
}

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%A Pahlavannezhad, Mohammad Reza
%A HASSAN ZADEHTAVAKOLI, FARZANEH
%J Iranian EFL Journal
%@ 1836-8743
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