The premise behind the course is that competition and game-playing are extremely conducive to language learning as the students use language they have acquired in a personal context while undertaking a meaningful task. Even the most uninspired and shy students are usually pretty keen to participate in games. From an educational perspective this competitiveness is a virtue; something which facilitates active learning. At the end of the book there is an amount of `cash' to be photocopied multiple times and used as an alternative to stacking up points, because I have found that using cash, albeit phony cash, gives games a lot more realism, tension and raucousness. I hope you and your students enjoy these classes and that they add in some way to your learning environment.
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