1st Edition

Dynamic Teaching of Russian Games and Gamification of Learning

Edited By Svetlana V. Nuss, Vita V. Kogan Copyright 2024
    248 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    248 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Dynamic Teaching of Russian: Games and Gamification of Learning explores the theory and practice of gamification in language education, with a special focus on Russian, offering an in-depth theoretical account of the psychology of games and their practical application to language teaching.

    This edited collection brings together diverse perspectives from an international pool of contributors. Topics covered include hands-on game-like activities, play, and games to enrich the Russian-language classroom that can be used with both adult and young Russian-language learners worldwide. The chapters use case studies to showcase innovative approaches that can be used in the language classroom to both motivate learners and improve the outcomes of teaching Russian.

    This book will appeal to lecturers, tutors, teachers, and all other educators of Russian in subject areas of Russian studies, Slavonic studies, language learning, and foreign language acquisition.

    Part I: Pedagogy of Teaching Language with Games and Gamification

    1. Teaching Language with Games: Practice, Research, and Cohesion of Pedagogy

    Svetlana V. Nuss

    2. Gamification and Game-Based Learning: An Overview and Application to Language Teaching

    Vita V. Kogan


    Part II: Impacting Speaking and Beyond: Up the Teaching Game

    3. Using Mingling Games with Beginner Learners

    Daria Kotelnikova and Elena Bogomolova

    4. Trivia Games for Student-Centered Learning in the Russian Language Classroom

    Maria Khotimsky


    Part III: Building Language Structures Through Games

    5. The Use of Authentic Games in Teaching L2 Russian Grammar

    Anna Leontyeva and Ekaterina Schnittke

    6. Learning Motion Verbs Through a Board Game: Insights from a Cognitive Linguistics Perspective

    Maria Bondarenko

    7. Game-Based Learning in L2 Russian Classrooms: Interaction, Multimodality, and Practical Suggestions

    Olesia Pavlenko and Dmitrii Pastushenkov


    Part IV: Winning Creative Language at Creative Play

    8. Ludic Acts of Language Acquisition: Role, Dialogue, and Stage for L2 Russian Oral Proficiency

    Susanna Weygandt

    9. "I like Brown, Eyes, Potatoes:" Gamified poetry for beginners

    Polina Peremitina

    10. Playing at conversation: Chatbots in Russian Language Teaching

    Daria Dornicheva and Sandra Birzer

    Part V: Are the Games Worth the Candle?

    11. Teaching Language with Games: Are the Games Worth the Candle? Reflections on practice and future directions

    Vita V. Kogan and Svetlana V. Nuss


    Svetlana V. Nuss is an editor and teacher educator affiliated with the University of Alaska and Grand Canyon University, USA.

    Vita V. Kogan is an assistant professor in Russian at University College London, UK.