View Poll Results: Would you like a video game to help you study English?

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  • Yes! This would be a fun way to learn and comunicate with other learners/teachers

    914 92.79%
  • Not sure/ don't care

    27 2.74%
  • No. Video games are for fun, not education

    44 4.47%
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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Video Game for Learning English

    Please- I'd like to see the images.

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    Re: Video Game for Learning English

    Okay. here goes:


    Nope, it shows in the editor, but just becomes a hyperlink when posted.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails EarlyDevelopment.jpg  
    Last edited by Red5; 18-Aug-2006 at 09:26.

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    Re: Video Game for Learning English

    Hi there,

    Finally I have managed to isolate the problems (there were more than one).

    Firstly, the maximum image dimensions for an uploaded file were set to very low values. You can now upload images up to 1024 x 768 pixels.

    Secondly, the maximum file size allowed was set to 20 Kb. I have now increased this to 100 Kb.

    Even so, your JPG image was very large (275 Kb) so I needed to save a new optimised JPG using 60% compression. This brought the file size down to 25 Kb!

    If the image you are uploading exceeds any of these limits it will be posted as a link, rather than a thumbnail.

    I hope that's all clear enough. If you need any further help just let me know.

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    Re: Video Game for Learning English

    Thanks Red, I'll make some new images and post again soon.

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    Re: Video Game for Learning English

    You might be interested in this:

    Video games have 'role in school' - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5398230.stm

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    Re: Video Game for Learning English

    Thanks for that. I knew that EA were doing some research into game based learning, it's good to see they've got some results. I'll haveto hunt around and find out how much information they've released.

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    Post Re: Video Game for Learning English

    My thought is video games do two things, teach to win and teach to kill. Why not to learn English or any language. What is a game, to learn, to win. Whos rules theres, yours, what have you gained by learning theres, they make the rules?

    Why not a game where you make the rules yours. Even English has rules. There is the alphabet,the word, the synonyms and the sentence. Surely there is a way to teach language to anyone even those who have trouble comprehending the basics.

    Is there a way to relate something to the learner he/she likes and relate the language from there, be it cars, wood, people, pictures, whatever?
    pljames

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    Re: Video Game for Learning English

    I'm not sure what you are trying to say. The players should make the rules? No, that just results in anarchy. The rules are set by the creators or by mutual agreement between the players and then must be adhered to. Certainly there are rules for standard English as well. By sticking to them, you'll be sure to speak well, and by playing well to a games rules you'll be sure to win.

    If you want to make a game just for youself, by your own rules, where you win all the time, then it won't be much fun because you'll have to play it alone.

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    Smile Re: Video Game for Learning English

    Hello

    Iam speek Somali Language, sothat I want to lern English easy, how I can lern English Language

    thank you

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    Post Re: Video Game for Learning English

    Quote Originally Posted by mcx15 View Post
    Hello

    Iam speek Somali Language, sothat I want to lern English easy, how I can lern English Language

    thank you
    Dear MCX15,
    You are at the right fourm to do just that...learn English. The people on this forum will show you step by step how to learn the English language. They have helped me greatly. Ask questions that what is they are here for. Welcome pljames

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