In this collection of lessons I have readapted some of the most successful and entertaining gameshow formats from US and UK television and radio from over the last forty years. This set of lessons forms the third pillar in my theory of communicative learning.
Along with debates and drama, game shows are the third pillar in what I consider to be the true essence and art of student-centred communicative language learning. In this respect, Family Fortunes is a perfect game for groups, engendering whole class focus and synergy.
I’m a big fan of readapting game show formats for teaching because the more raucous and entertaining the class, the more students feel compelled to attend and participate. The basic truth behind this is that competition and game-playing are extremely conducive to language learning..