TeachingEnglish podcast: How can we use play to teach English?

In this episode, Chris and We'am are talking to Elly Setterfield and Wei Mao about how we can incorporate play into the English language classroom.

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In episode 6 we ask the question: How can we use play to teach English? First up this week, Chris talks about how he has used play in his teaching, and introduces We'am to a game from his childhood days. Then they talk to Elly Setterfield, a young learner ELT specialist. Elly discusses The Lego Foundation's definition of play and how it can be incorporated into English language teaching. Next, Chris and We'am interview Wei Mao, a PhD researcher on play in ELT. Wei talks about the spectrum of play and the practicalities of how different types of play can be used strategically in the classroom.

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