How to make learning fun?

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How to make learning fun?

Post by Asheyah » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:16 am

I attended a conference two days ago. One of our guest speakers said, the biggest problem or challenge of a teacher is to make learning fun. I'm still an undergraduate education student. Anyone of you has an advice on how to make learning fun and creative? 😄

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Re: How to make learning fun?

Post by Firefox » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:11 am

It's so important to make learning fun. One of the best ways is to use games, either in class or online. There are tons of online games on EnglishClub at:
https://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/

And I'd recommend these articles too:
https://www.tefl.net/elt/category/ideas/games/
https://www.tefl.net/elt/articles/metho ... classroom/

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Re: How to make learning fun?

Post by lumusislight » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:42 am

It's so important to make learning fun. One of the best ways is to use games, either in class or online. There are tons of online games on EnglishClub at:
https://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/

And I'd recommend these articles too:
https://www.tefl.net/elt/category/ideas/games/experts
https://www.tefl.net/elt/articles/metho ... classroom/

I completely agree with you. Game is the best possible way to improve the attitude to the learning process and the general atmosphere in the classroom. Actually, games are always repeating the social role playing patterns and that is why they can be used for various ages. I use ESL games for my students as well, though they are already teenagers and sometimes I think the game may be too childish for them, but they like all the games immensely and are enthusiastic about about the upcoming classes.

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Re: How to make learning fun?

Post by petrushev » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:43 am

If you a solo learning student. You need interesting content. First I used some adaptive books but it is not interesting because amount of adaptive books is limited. Then I began to read and listed real books but now it is difficult for me to found simple books. I really liked to listen these books:
A Series of Unfortunate Events - by American author Daniel Handler
Ready Player One - by Ernest Cline.
My android app for training listening skills.
:geek: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... id.tatoeba :geek:

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Re: How to make learning fun?

Post by MaxMulsanne » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:31 pm

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Re: How to make learning fun?

Post by MickShev » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:28 am

We are actually working on a YouTube channel (Yellow Penguin Music) to make fun original songs for children to learn English, whether as a native language or as a foreign language. Two of my siblings are teaching English in Vietnam currently, and my sister especially utilizes a lot of music in her teaching.

There are three songs up, and the intent is to add a new song every two weeks or so:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ_xJw ... QM4kMtkdYQ

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Re: How to make learning fun?

Post by petrushev » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:10 am

This is really cute. A song about color is awesome) If these songs have chord and text I'd sing this with my kids
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Re: How to make learning fun?

Post by cooljohn » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:07 pm

I completely agree that if you don't make learning fun or interesting the students won't get as much out if it. I believe that most of the materials we use with students are outdated. How can a printable pdf compete with the fun dynamic apps that they are all accustomed to using on their phones or tablets. I think that one of the best ways to reach students today (especially the younger gen) is through interactive dynamic material. At least to start them talking or thinking about grammar or vocab use. I am not saying tech is the solution to everything but I definitely think it should play a bigger role in the modern classroom.

Here is a website I am creating to help with this problem. Please let me know what you think,

https://www.coolenglish.net/

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