Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1987

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Donald J. Murphy

Second Committee Member

Doris E. Jakubek

Third Committee Member

William D. Floyd


A study has been made to select activities and games that promote language use in the second language classroom. Low classroom and personal anxiety promote language learning; games and activities are a method of focusing the language on its message rather than its structural form. Ways for teachers to help decrease classroom pressure and encourage learning are discussed. Language games for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students are presented in the project portion of this paper and will be used as a handbook of games for English as a second language teachers.


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