Advantages of Using Language Games in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Sudan Basic Schools

Dr. Abdelrazig Ibrahim

Abstract


This study aimed at  investigating the advantages of utlizing language games in teaching English as a foreign languages in Sudan Basic Schools. The problem of the study was that, the researcher believes that the problem of the present study stems from students' low output in English language tests, lack of motivation and weak participation in class. This problem was documented through the researcher's long experience in teaching English as a foreign language and exam results, data analysis and consultation of other English teachers as well. Hence, it is so important to carry out such a study in English in order to improve students' achievement through using suggested language games.The study adopted a quasi-empirical method. The sample of the study consisted of (30) English teachers in East Gezira Locality. The population of the study was all English teachers in the second period in the academic year 2017 / 2018. A questionnaire was constructed to the teachers to collect data. The study used SPSS program to analyze the data. The results revealed that teaching language games are useful to EFL Learners. Language games can help students in building a good relationship with the new language.Based on these result the researcher recommended that curricula designers should include sufficient language games in the syllabus. Teachers should change their role from instructors who dominate the class into educators whose role is to help, guide and support the students to acquire the foreign language.


Keywords


Investigate; advantages;games;foreign language; output.

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