In learning a second language Games and game like activities can not only be a motivating but also an enjoyable style of teaching. As we all know lessons can sometimes be boring and uninteresting both for children and adults. In such a boring and depressing atmosphere it is difficult to be alert throughout the lesson, so amount of learning can decrease. The importance of this study is that it will occupy vital lace in the field of second language acquisition because it may help to motivate the students and also to gather their attention (Ersöz, Aydan) This study will be conducted to show that learning with games is an amusing and didactic style of second language acquisition for students regardless of age. It is a difficult and tiring task to learn a language because it needs attention and motivation at every time and with this end it is a struggle necessitating activity. (see, for example, Wright, Betterridge, Buckby).
The purpose of this study is to point out the advantages of using games in acquiring the target language. By the help of games the cold atmosphere in the classroom will be heated to some extend. This will help all students to participate in the lesson without fearing to make mistakes while speaking, so all students will be active an d ready to learn all kind of knowledge. Not only the active students but also the shy ones will ask questions and learn the lesson. The ones who are afraid of speaking and making mistakes may forget about these thoughts as a result of the fascinating and enjoying air in the class.
According Lee Su Kim, games are a break for the students in language classes which add color to the ordinary lessons. As language learning requires effort games help students to take a breath during the lesson and help them to motivate themselves. The students taking courage from games participate more in the lesson and so learn better.
This study may help the teachers to realize the effectiveness of games in teaching a language. Teachers, after teaching their students with games, may become aware of the fact they will get better results of the learners then they get when they taught the lesson with ordinary methods. So teachers will understand that games mustn’t be considered only as time filling or warming-up activities, but can be useful teaching methods. (Lee, 1979:3)
This use of games can be an important deficiency in second language acquisition when we consider it as an easier way of learning. As games enable students to get the most out of the lesson and provides them with the necessary knowledge about subjects it is illogical to use other more complex and stressing techniques. And by the time if these complex techniques doesn’t contribute to the learning of the students, we can consider the lack of game as a real problem. And when we also considering the complaints of te...
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