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by Jennifer Prescott
Teacher of French & Spanish, United Nations International School of Hanoi, Vietnam

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December 17, 2018
Superheroes & Gamification in the Language Classroom

by Jennifer Prescott
Teacher of French & Spanish, United Nations International School of Hanoi, Vietnam

As the “Free Time” unit loomed over my Middle Years Program French class yet again, I felt myself dragging my feet about going over the same ground. The unit was designed to teach the past tense using very familiar sport and leisure vocabulary. If I felt this way, how could I hope to engage my students? This desire for change coincided with a Master’s unit I was completing: Game Based Learning. I took my chance to revamp the unit into a PBL project and apply what I learne

This project did not involve using technology to play games, or off-the-shelf games used to learn French. It is hard to find commercial off-the-shelf video games which exactly fulfill learning objectives,...

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