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Playful Language Learning

Are you still just learning or are you already playing and having fun? If you believe the current trend in the United States, games seem to be taking over the world of education. Now, even foreign language learning is being gamified. Thanks to games, the days of boring vocab memorization, reading fictitious dialogues in textbooks, and even taking stressful tests appear to be over. Yet what exactly is the key potential behind playful approaches to learning languages? And where do digital games reach their limits as a new remedy in education? The following article by Dr. Konstantin Mitgutsch examines precisely these questions using the multiplayer online game “Learn German. The City of Words” as an example. More...

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