Despite end of the term tests and other obligations, we welcomed 20 participants to the January meeting of PIGATE, again held at the English Lounge.
|Chuck's game stash|
The first game was based on a game called Reverse Charades (Porter, S. and Porter, B. (2010) Phoenix, AZ: Eagle-Gryphon Games) as a vocabulary introduction activity. It is basically charades, but the group is the actors, and a single person is the guesser. The exercise got everyone moving and in the analysis after the game, we discussed using it to regularly introduce vocabulary, and asking the teacher to be the guesser.
Some post game suggestions were to do sets of vocabulary (occupations, nouns, adjectives, phrases) and use this to introduce vocabulary at the beginning of each lesson.
|Yes, that's Takaki sensei!|
The game started out with a picture of Takaki sensei (on the right) from about 20 years ago and a sentence that began
"Everyday after Takaki sensei finishes working, _________"
After that, we did the PIGATE practice of きてみらん、してみらん, where we introduce ourselves to each other, which was followed by a short break
After the break, we played a variation of an out of print game called Moods (Hasbro/Parker). The goal is to repeat phrases using different emotions. If the other players guess the correct emotion, both the actor and the guesser get a point. Guessers can 'bet', and get more points when they are sure of the emotion.
The session closed with Takaki sensei's summary