I love language games but one game in particular couldn’t be easier to enact and brings great benefits for learners. The essential race-to-the-board game works as follows: divide the class into four or five teams and get a team name from each one. Then write this on the board:
This method is for rank beginners and I believe it to be the most efficient way of attaining a beginner level from scratch. It’s inspired by the theory of Conceptual Semantics and the worthy aspects of Grammar Translation.