Tag Archives: video games

ELT for Video Games: Language and Video Game Careers

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello and welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog. For video gamers, June is a big month as each year the video game industry hosts the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), a 3-day event where the major video game publishers announce their upcoming games. This … Continue reading

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Building Language Learning Games With Scratch

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog! Last month we explored Twine, a text-based interface for creating interactive stories. Twine is a great tool for older students or more advanced language learners, but perhaps not the best choice for younger … Continue reading

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Language Learning With Among Us

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

This month, I had the opportunity to work with the U.S. Department of State’s Regional English Language Office in Belgrade Serbia to deliver a series of talks on games and learning. Teachers from around the world shared games they found … Continue reading

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Gaming to Meet the TESOL Technology Standards

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

It has been a decade since the publication of the TESOL Technology Standards. Since then, the technology landscape has shifted, but the relevance of the standards remains. What keeps them relevant is their restraint. Instead of focusing on specific technology, the standards advocate for educators to adopt … Continue reading

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4 Video Game Tricks for Online Learning

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello and welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning blog! Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of Fulbright foreign language educators about ways to incorporate elements of video game design into their online … Continue reading

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Trace Effects: A Game for Language Learning and Teaching

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog! I hope many of you were able to attend TESOL’s Virtual Convention last month. During the Convention, TESOL President Deborah Healey delivered the fantastic keynote “Teaching With Play: Games, Game-Based Learning, and … Continue reading

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4 Games to Incorporate Social Justice Into Your Classroom

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

People have once again taken to the streets to demand justice and reaffirm that Black Lives Matter. Beginning in the U.S. city of Minneapolis, marches have spread throughout the world as people demand social change. During such events, educators may wonder how to address such critical issues … Continue reading

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4 Video Games for Language Learning and Social Interaction

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello and welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning blog! As we continue to improvise and adapt our classrooms to the continuing pandemic, educators may be looking for ways to move beyond yet another video conference session and find new … Continue reading

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