Games For Language Learning

The Name Game

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·         Learning classmates’ names

·         Getting to know classmates better

How to play:

The teacher asks the students o choose an adjective that best describes their personality. The adjective each student chooses for himself/herself must start with the same letter of his/her first name. For example, a student by name Veronica chooses the adjective ‘Vivacious’ and puts it before her name and introduces herself to the group as “Vivacious Veronica”. The first student begins must say” “Hello I am able Abel “(for example). The second student must say “Hello Able Abel, I am beautiful Betty “and third student must say “Hello able Abel, beautiful Betty, I am careful Cathy”. This continues on until all of the students have taken a turn. The last student will have quite a challenge in this game, having to remember everyone’s name and adjective before starting her/his own.

This game is popularly used ad as an icebreaker game. Play this game with your students and don’t forget to get back to us with your feedback.

Posted By: Noble Augustine Category: Games For Language Learning

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About Noble Augustine

 An English teacher in Canada Mr. Noble Augustine is currently working with  Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. He started his career as a teacher in English in 2001 after completing his M A in English from St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry .He secured the first rank for M Phil from School of Letters,  Mahathma Gandhi University in 2003. His subjects of interest are Theory and Practice of Translation, Modern and Postmodern poetry, Postcolonial Writing, Literary theory, and Communicative English. He has presnted many academic papers in various national and international seminars. Gothic Romance: Emile Bronte's Wuthering HeightsMoby Dick: A study in Megalomania, The Comic Paradise: A Rereading of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Ernest, Politics and Geography in the Poetry of Kamala Das, The politics of Deconstruction, Rasa and Dhwani: the Essence of Eastern Aesthetics, The Trend of Multi-generic Parody in Malayalam Fiction:A Reading of Contemporary Short Stories in Malayalam. Facilitation Techniques for Adult Language Teaching etc, to name a few.  He has translated into English Aalakampadi (The Escort) a novel by B Murali, a well-known writer in Kerala, India . He worked as lecturer in English in two Libyan Universities: Omar al Mokhtar University,  and  University of Bengazi , where he also chaired the committee of  Quality Assurance, Assessment and Accreditation.  He guided and supervised the dissertation of Undergraduate Students and chaired the Viva Voce Examination. . He has also trained, supervised  and assessed teacher education students in their practical teaching. In 2011 he obtained his certificate as a Teacher of English as a Second Langauge  from Oxford Seminars.  He spends his free time in volunteering  as the Financial Secretary of  Knights of Columbus and as the  president of St.Mary's Family Unit in the parish of Mother Teresa Syro Malabar Church, Calgary, Alberta.   

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