Learning Outcomes

At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to have acquired the skills that will enable them to:

– select the language games suitable for organizing an efficient course

– adjust, produce, apply and evaluate the appropriate language games

– cooperate with each other and exchange teaching experiences, ideas and materials on language games

– cope with different practical problems in organizing the language games, through the exchange of experiences and ideas with their colleagues



The course is based on the principles of participatory adult education, by embodying participants’ experiences and fostering the exchange of their ideas, proposals and materials. Its focus is not merely on the didactic aspect of teaching adults but also on the participants’ social and cultural knowledge gained through education, and teaching to different target groups throughout Europe. During the course, the following techniques will be implemented: working in subgroups and pairs, role play, microteaching, lectures, guided conversation, brainstorming, language and educational games and experiential activities.

The course also includes observation sessions in a Greek Language school for adults. During this, participants will have the opportunity to assess the teaching methodology using many language games in the specific context by applying the techniques of observation, interviewing and group discussion. After its completion, participants will share their learning experience.

Participants will also be given hand-outs, original materials, lists of language games and websites for teaching tools.






Day 1 (Friday)

– Presentation of the participants and their organizations. Presentation of the seminar’s programme and the trainers (educational contract)

– Ice breaking games for all language levels (PART A)


Day 2 (Saturday)

– Ice breaking games for all language levels (PART B)

-myths about language games – debate

-language games for the vocabulary

– how to select the suitable language games

– how to organize a language game – principles


Day 3 (Sunday)

– teaching Grammar to all levels through language games

– language games for reviewing knowledge – developing all language skills (part a)

– Coping with practical problems in using language games


Day 4 (Monday)

– language games for reviewing knowledge – developing all language skills (part b)

– Coping with practical problems in using language games


Day 5 (Tuesday)

– Visit to a Greek Language School for adults: Observation of the courses’ place, discussion with administration and trainers, discussion on  the games used

– Reports: Presentation of participants’ remarks, thoughts and conclusions

– Evaluation of the seminar – Goodbye activities – Creating a communication network




Participants will be given information on relevant bibliography on language games as well as on internet resources. They will also receive articles on the subject. Before the course, they will be asked to describe the institution they work for and the basic characteristics of their learners and their own professional background. It is also required to bring and present samples of the language games they use. Participants will also receive some information about the course group (trainers, organizers and organizing institution, other participants). Organizers will be responsible for sending all the necessary information regarding the venue and the trip. All the above will be communicated via e-mail and Drop box.



Upon completion of the course, participants will be encouraged to form a network which will function as a meeting point. Within this network, they will be able to exchange didactic materials and language games and proposals as well as useful ideas for promoting language learning in different European countries.







24-28/8/2018 Megalochori, Santorini,