Video Game-Based Language Learning Theory and Practice for Secondary, Higher and Adult Education
60 Years of Stuttgart-St. Louis Sister Cities
Location: TREFFPUNKT Rotebühlplatz, vhs stuttgart, Rotebühlplatz 28, 70173 Stuttgart Admission: free Language: English Registration: by June 9 via firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop will demonstrate how some commercially-available video games can be used to engage students and enhance the process of language and culture acquisition. Not only do video games offer a high degree of authenticity in the different language registers they present, they also require interaction and can deliver significant cultural content. The workshop will consist in a theoretical part and a practical part with work groups and examples to use in the language classroom.
Dr. Simone Bregni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures at Saint Louis University (SLU). His recent research focuses on video games as didactic tools in foreign language acquisition and Video Game-Based Learning.