A Fun Game for EFL Learners

Megawati, Fika and Astutik, Yuli and Sinta, Nanda Aprila and Maulidiyah, Maulidiyah and Sulikatin, Siti (2020) A Fun Game for EFL Learners. Journal of Talent Development and Excellence, 12 (3s). pp. 1077-1082. ISSN 1869-2885

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This paper aims to introduce a technique in teaching English Grammar through a game. The researchers implemented define, design, and develop, adapted from 4-D model. From the need analysis, it was found that students in junior high school faced difficulties in learning Simple Present Tense through a lecture model. Interactive activities through games in the classroom can be alternative for teachers to integrate subject materials while playing. Thus, the researchers designed a medium for playing game and learning Simple Present Tense at the same time. The design process started from collecting information from students’ characteristics and English grammar teaching style in junior high school, focus group discussion, and interview with a Teaching Media lecturer to decide indicators and the appropriate activities for the game design. Finally, step three walks game prototype was set, and it was selected as the name in accordance to the basic rule when playing it, namely each group has to pass three posts to finish. Competition value and point reward contributed to make this game more challenging during the practice. In a nutshell, this game offers an easy and fun way for the target learners learn and develop the concept of Simple Present Tense as the very basic concept in learning English.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Fika Megawati
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2020 21:41
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2020 21:41
URI: http://eprints.umsida.ac.id/id/eprint/8122

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