Using Games to Promote Students’ English Grammar Skills

  • wannipa wongpunya
Keywords: teaching English, grammar skills, using games


In English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes, explicit teaching of grammar is valuable since grammar is often at the heart of language lessons. Furthermore, using games in teaching English (grammar) is frequently considered one of the effective ways in teaching a language. Thus, the aim of the present study is to explore the advantages of playing games (correction game and board game) in teaching English grammar. The participants of the study were 120 airline business students of Kasem Bundit University, Thailand. The results reveal the scores of pre and post grammar tests, which indicate the advantageous effect of teaching grammar through games. In addition, the students’ viewpoints toward English studying and the games used in teaching English grammar were examined as well.


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