Movement, Games & Team Challenges in the Target Language Workshop

Do you want to infuse more play into your language classroom? Come explore how to incorporate games, movement, improv and team challenges into your classroom! We'll experience these activities and discover how to use them effectively in the Target Language.

Games can be used to build community, as a hook for class, as a transition, or for communicative experiences! Come add a variety of games and resources to your repertoire and discover new ways to integrate them in order to improve student proficiency and create a strong class community.

Students need to move! During this workshop you will, recognize how often students move in your classroom, discuss the importance of movement for learning, particularly as it pertains to language acquisition; and experience movement that can be strategically applied in lessons.

The improv world offers unique games and scenarios for fun and communication. Bringing these into the target language rich classroom will enhance your lessons!

Team Challenges
This session won "Best of MA 2017" at the MaFla Conference When given a problem to solve, students are able to use the target language as a tool to truly communicate. In this session we will experience a variety of team challenges that can be implemented into your proficiency-based classrooms. We'll discuss and try out activities appropriate for novices and intermediates. Team challenges build community in your classroom, will allow students to use their language authentically, and provides a shared context for rich conversation in the target language.

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