Lam Son Hai


This study attempts to investigate the effect of games on students’ learning English grammar and to give suggestions for applying games. An experiment was conducted with two tenth classes at Dien Hai Highschool, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. In one class, grammar was taught with the grammar games at the practice stage while the other was taught as normal. The study proved that games had positive effects on students’ learning English grammar at Dien Hai High school. Data from the questionnaire revealed that games brought about an amusing atmosphere, games created the learning environment and games provided students with opportunities and challenges to practice English grammar. Besides, by means of tests, the data collections showed that students could get better results when they learnt English grammar with games. The students in the experiment class achieved better results than those of the control at the end of the experiment. Particularly, the number of good students in the experimental group increased considerably from 4.9% in Test 1 to 17.1% in Test 4. From the study findings, I suggested that teachers should choose proper games, manage time and class, give a reward to encourage students to learn better and give proper feedback to make grammar practice with games more effective in class.


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