Language at Play: Digital Games in Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
ISBN: 0205000851
EAN13: 9780205000852
Language: English
Pages: 176
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Language at Play: Digital Games in Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Learning

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Book Overview
How digital games can inform, enhance and transform L2 pedagogy The potential of digital games in the second and foreign (L2) classroom is enormous but harnessing their potential for application in the L2 classroom, however, presents complex challenges. In Language at Play: Digital Games in Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Learning , Sykes and Reinhart combine research from a variety of perspectives in applied linguistics, educational gaming, and games studies, and structure their discussion of five major concepts central to these areas: goal, interaction, feedback, motivation and context. While theoretically grounded, the volume's audience is primarily practicing L2 professionals with classroom experience. Intended for current and future foreign language teaching professionals, volumes in the Theory and Practice in Second Language Classroom Instruction series examine issues in teaching and learning in language classrooms. The topics selected and the discussions of them draw in principled ways on theory and practice in a range of fields, including second language acquisition, foreign language education, educational policy, language policy, linguistics, and other areas of applied linguistics.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover The potential of digital games in second and foreign (L2) classrooms is enormous. With their growing worldwide popularity and diversity, digital games provide new spaces and means for L2 learning that only a few years ago would have been unimaginable. Sykes and Reinhardt offer instructors a useful, research-based framework for understanding the intersection between digital games and research in L2 teaching and learning. The authors invite readers to imagine possible futures of digital game-informed, game-enhanced, and game-based language learning.