Taking game-based learning to the next level


Studycat Editorial Team


This article discusses connecting classrooms and homes through game-based learning apps to optimise language learning outcomes.


In this interactive webinar, Wade and Jake take a look at game-based learning. Wade discusses the benefits of integrating games in English language classes. He identifies four reasons why he believes using games is beneficial.

  • Motivation
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Intensifies practice
  • Develops other skills

Wade moves on with short history lesson of game and learning through play in mainstream education where he discusses four prominent educators from the 1800s and 1900s.

  • Fredrich Frobel
  • Maria Montesorri
  • Lev Vygotsky
  • John Dewey
  • Chen Heqin

Wade identifies the important educational theories these five influencers brought to education that are highly relevant to current ELT classrooms. He shows 3 of his favourite flash card based games for the classroom and the further skills developed by these.

Jake then showcases the Fun English for Schools app and learner management system. He focuses on how data from app gameplay can help to inform teachers to make quality classroom and planning decisions.