|aLanguage at play :|bdigital games in second and foreign language teaching and learning /|cJulie M. Sykes, University of New Mexico ; Jonathon Reinhardt, University of Arizona.
|aBoston :|bPearson Education, Inc.,|cc2013.
|aBoston :|bPearson Education, Inc.,|c
|axvi, 157 pages :|billustrations ;|c23 cm.
|aTheory and practice in second language classroom instruction
|aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 123-132) and index.
|a1. Introduction -- 2. Goals: Learning tasks and goal-orientation -- 3. Interaction: With, through, and about digital games -- 4. Feedback: Real-time, individualized, and instructional -- 5. Context: The role of narrative -- 6. Motivation: Engagement and flow -- 7. Endgame: The future of digital games and L2TL.
|aThe 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.
|aLanguage and languages|xStudy and teaching|xComputer network resources.
|aLanguage and languages|xComputer-assisted instruction.
|aLanguage and languages|xStudy and teaching.
|aSecond language acquisition|xStudy and teaching.