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Play the Great Language Game: It’s Fun and Free

Play the Great Language Game: It’s Fun and Free | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Are you ready to play The Great Language Game? This online game 'challenges you to distinguish between some eighty or so languages [see a list here] based on their sound alone. In each game you're allowed three mistakes, which are kept for you to study at the end.
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Susan's curator insight, February 19, 2014 4:18 AM

How good is your ear for picking out the language being spoken?  Give this game a try! #foreignlanguages

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Irregular verb game– Macmillan Dictionary

Irregular verb game– Macmillan Dictionary | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Our interactive language games are intended to improve language skills and help English language learners.

 

Spin the wheel, get 5 versions of a given verb, and identify the infinitive, the 3rd P singular present, simple past, past participle, and present participle.

Shona Whyte's insight:

Nice idea, but I'd have put in some plausible wrong forms, rather than just matching grammatical label with correct form.  Finding the -ing form when there's only one is a bit of a no-brainer.

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senecalc's curator insight, April 12, 2013 3:47 PM

Have fun while practicing your irregular verbs.  Spin the wheel, then answer the question

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 14, 2013 6:21 AM

Tried it, liked it, I suppose it would be fun for students studying English at a basic level, perhaps 6ème-5ème of collège (France).... 

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Practice your English with Academy Island Game!

Practice your English with Academy Island Game! | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Azhar's Reflections:
An unknown alien life form lands on earth and has to learn English to get by in a range of social situations. Players of Academy Island have to progress through different difficulty levels by helping the alien use English in a range of situations such as shopping in a bakery and visiting places such as an art gallery and library. Our game is designed to help learners improve their English language ability, in a fun way.


You can also play this game on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CambridgeESOL.
Shona Whyte's insight:

A game interface makes the activities seem fun, but it's basically grammar/vocabulary practice - multiple choice gap-fill or dialogue completion based on written sentences in 2-turn dialogues with limited contextual clues.

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Phrasal verb games – Macmillan Dictionary

Phrasal verb games – Macmillan Dictionary | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Our interactive language games are intended to improve language skills and help English language learners.

 

Choose a phrasal verb synonym or antonym from three options for each (non-phrasal) verb.

Shona Whyte's insight:

This is a decent game.  No context, so you have to juggle possible interpretations quickly, and the synonym/antonym variation keeps you on your toes.  

 

Intermediate learners and above given the lack of context - if you don't know, you can't really figure it out.

 

Immediate feedback on your answer, a time constraint, and a total score at the end, which you can share on Twitter or Facebook.

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Red word game – Macmillan Dictionary

Red word game – Macmillan Dictionary | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Our interactive language games are intended to improve language skills and help English language learners.

 

Choose from three levels of frequency (3 stars = very common) for each word you are shown to test your intuition about how common the word is.  

Shona Whyte's insight:

A few months ago I would have said this wasn't particularly useful for language learners (no audio, no context, just words flashing up on the screen) but my undergraduate EFL students like this kind of exercise - immediate feedback, countdown, final score - and at intermediate levels they should know most of the words, so there is some activation of vocabulary knowledge.

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A Fun, Google-Powered Way For English Language Students To Improve Pronunciation - Co.Create

A Fun, Google-Powered Way For English Language Students To Improve Pronunciation - Co.Create | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
"A Fun, Google-Powered Way For English Language Students To Improve Pronunciation"

Using voice recognition in Chrome, this game gives learners three chances to pronounce individual words presented in humorous 2-character cartoons. You can share your final score on Facebook or Twitter. The makers claim: "if Google can understand you, anyone can."
Via KiwiBelma, Yuly Asencion
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Margarita Georgieva's comment, May 12, 2012 6:48 AM
This one is just great! Love it :)
Shona Whyte's comment, May 13, 2012 3:54 AM
I thought it might appeal to a webhead like yourself. I suspect someone is getting data from it, but at least they dressed it up nicely ;-)