AEE 178: Gaming Will Change How You Learn English

Video GameCan you learn English like a game?

Can it be fun and addictive rather than just work?

Today we talk with Geremie, an entrepreneur who says that gaming can show us how to make learning English more interesting and enjoyable!

Geremie says we can learn from the psychological incentives that video games give us to keep playing, and that these lessons can help with motivation and ultimate success in learning English.

 

Three lessons that gaming provide us about motivation and learning are:

  • Find a way to make it fun: This is a key to motivation as well as seeing English learning as something pleasurable, not exhausting.
  • Immerse yourself in something you’re interested in: This will not only keep your attention, it also has the practical benefit of teaching you how to talk about yourself.
  • Use a system of advancement: As in a game, or even the martial arts, find a way to acknowledge your progression to mastery of English.

 

Do you use any of these to learn English like a game?

How do you do it?

Tell us about it in the comments section below!

 

GeremieGeremie is an entrepreneur and media professional with extensive experience across education, movies, music and gaming.  Geremie’s passion is applying engaging content and game intelligence to education.  His game Poptok let’s you play your way to learning 11 languages.