A Study of Game Teaching in Primary English Teaching in China

Xiaoyu HE

Abstract


English has made itself into primary school education in China since 2001. In traditional primary English class, teachers mainly engage themselves in instilling English into students’ minds, while students are only passive knowledge receivers whose interest in English decreases as time moves on. However, in recent years, the game teaching method in primary schools shows strong vitality and it wins students’ hearts. This paper proposes that game teaching method in primary English class can raise students’ interest and desire for knowledge in English learning, and on the basis of the distinguishing features of this method, it analyzes the pros and cons of game teaching method in primary English teaching through applying game teaching method in primary English class. Then the researcher suggests solutions to five major perceived problems concerning the application of game teaching method, and thus helps to build a better perspective for future primary English teaching
in China.


Keywords


Game teaching method; Primary English; Interest; Features; Pros and cons

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/8142

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