Tag Archives: play

Not Learning: Spider Solitaire flashcards

The card game Spider Solitaire is a weakness of mine.  Something about placing cards in order is soothing.  I shudder to think how many hours of my life have been lost to playing this card game.  To make the activity … Continue reading

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Dialogue-based education game for English conversation tutoring

Dialog-based Computer Assisted Language Learning System by Intelligent Software Lab., Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology. POSTECH Immersive English Study (Pomy) is developing a dialog-based language learning game. It aims to provide intelligent one-to-one English … Continue reading

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Grammar Games

Practicing grammar sounds like the dullest thing on earth.  I know that I have not managed to internalize all the grammar I have been taught, so I am seeking ways to get myself to put this grammar to use.  However, … Continue reading

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Two Truths and a Lie game, Not Learning

A suggestion from #Add1Challenger Kevin seems a perfect “not learning, just having fun” activity.   Of course, the problem is I can’t lie.  haha  Still, fun to make sentences saying outrageous things.

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Go-Together game

Play a game of matching which terms go together as a way to work on vocabulary and make associations.  For example, apple 사과 and tree 나무.  Describe the picture.  Practice making sentences.  For example, because it was windy, Christopher Robin … Continue reading

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Reflect, connect, apply

How to turn games into lessons? For play to be an effective teaching tool, students must understand the lesson being delivered and be able to relate it to their own life experiences. At the end of every game do a three-step process: … Continue reading

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Hangul Board Game

Thanks to Alina who thought I might be interested in this Korean board game.  It’s not learning, it’s just having fun!

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Talk, sing, read, write, and play

Literacy and libraries are a subject I am passionate about.  Click on the quote to link to an NPR article about it. As a language learner, I am doing all of these activities.   I hear the comment that I … Continue reading

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Placemat, not learning

Why not make your own placemat with Korean vocabulary?  Absorb a little vocabulary with your morning coffee. My Grandmother made placemats with her grandchildren using pieces of vinyl tablecloth, some leaves, and clear contact paper.  Those were my favorite!

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Tug of War – Pick One tool to study with

The idea of picking one and sticking to it, is not a new idea. However, it is never an idea I have successfully implemented on my language learning journey.  My inner child (brat) fights back, and usually wins. Why should … Continue reading

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Carschooling

Make use of the time you are in the car to learn.

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Bite off more than you can chew

There is an English folk advice “Don’t bite off more than you can chew!”  It means to start a project that is more than you can finish. I so do that.  How about you? Today, I will forgive myself for … Continue reading

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Korean stickers

Talk to Me in Korean in coordination with Dom & Hyo have come up with these awesome stickers for $4 (free shipping).

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Mission

Cue the music for Mission Impossible.  “Your mission, should you choose to accept it …” I give myself assignments.  I get these wacky ideas, and add them to my internal “to do” list.  Because I give myself far more work … Continue reading

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Maps, not learning

Take a map and write down the Korean words for different locations. I use a tourist map for Northern Berkshire County. I don’t realize I am testing, reviewing and learning vocabulary. It’s not learning, it is just having fun! It … Continue reading

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