Leveraging Games to Increase Interpersonal Communication in the World Language Classroom

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

This graduate course was designed for DoDEA world language teachers, administrators, and ISSs to build capacity to support student language acquisition and increase growth in interpersonal communication. The course will focus on active engagement strategies and integrating games into the core curricular content. The course will be broken down into four modules:

1) Setting the Purpose for Games in the World language Classroom

2) Connecting Games to Core Curricular Materials

3) Building Differentiation into World Language Games

4) Sharing Final Projects -Application of Learning into Instruction

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA educators.

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What You Will Learn

  • Examine how games support purposeful communicative language teaching
  • Analyze the research about second language acquisition and game-based teaching
  • Examine strategies to integrate games across themes
  • Design and adapt games to align with core curricular materials
  • Analyze common strategies and interventions to make games accessible to all learners
  • Design and implement a lesson that integrates differentiated games Apply the learning from Modules 1-3 into classroom practice
  • Share a final project with these practices


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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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