Free Webinar for May 18, 2017

Let’s Play: Gamifying Language Lessons

This webinar will explore how to enhance the pleasure of language learning by transforming lessons into color-coded pattern recognition games. By using “Picky Birds,” a Chinese tone training app game developed by the presenter’s interdisciplinary team as an example, we will discuss the game design concept and its applicability to other languages (including literary languages) as well as to other formats. The main objective of this webinar is to explore how to communicate foreign and abstract concepts of grammar, both linguistic and cultural, to learners by helping them to create and solidify a mental picture of those concepts through a satisfying and memorable gaming experience.

  • Presenter: Catherine Ryu, Michigan State University
  • Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • Time: 12:00pm PT / 1:00pm MT / 2:00pm CT / 3:00pm ET
  • Webinar Duration – 1 hour

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