ELTon Award Nominee

Truth or Dare for English Language Learners was nominated for the 2012 ELTon Award for Innovation in Learner Resources. The ELTon Awards is a program of the British Council designed to "recognise and celebrate innovation in the field of English language teaching," Nominated ESL and EFL learning resources are assessed on the basis of three criteria: innovation, practicality and effectiveness.

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Truth or Dare for English Language Learners

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A collection of quotable insights into the use of games in the classroom from scholars and practitioners in the English language teaching field.

We Learn...
10% of what we read
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
50% of what we see and hear
70% of what we discuss
80% of what we experience
95% of what we teach others.

--Though often ascribed to William Glasser this quote was probably somehow derived from the many learning pyramids out there that were in themselves derived one way or another from Edgar Dale's "Cone of Experience;" 1946. Dale did not ascribe numerical values to different learning modalities. These were added in the sixties by some hack in the Texas oil industry.

 

As long as people have been playing games, people have been laughing and learning.

--A Not So Trivial Pursuit
by Wendy Magahay-Jobnson
TESL Canada Journal; Volume 2, Issue 2, 1985

 

[Games] lower the inhibition level while speaking a second language in front of others.

--"Crashing"; The Language Teacher; March 1997
by Mark Lewis; Waseda University

 

Games are highly motivating since they are amusing and at the same time challenging. Furthermore, they employ meaningful and useful language in real contexts. they also encourage and increase cooperation.

--Six Games for the EFL/ESL Classroom
by Aydan Ersöz
Internet TESL Journal; Vol. VI, No. 6, June 2000

 

Learning is directly proportional to the amount of fun you have.

--101 Games for Trainers; 1995
by B. Pike & C. Busse

 
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