Professional Development

Our professional development manual offers different frameworks for evaluating vernacular games for use in the language classroom, designing game-enhanced learning activities focused on the development of second language literacies, and implementing these activities in the classroom.

We designed the professional development manual and accompanying PowerPoint slides to guide educators who want to:

  • Understand why digital games are relevant and interesting for language learning
  • Analyze and evaluate off-the-shelf (or vernacular) digital games for language learning purposes
  • Develop game-enhanced activities for the classroom, using appropriate vernacular digital games
  • Understand a literacies approach to developing principled activities

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