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GRAMMAR THROUGH GAMES IN UNIVERSITY ENGLISH CLASSES

A. Gainutdinova, R. Mukhametzyanova

Kazan Federal University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
The paper deals with the best strategies of using games and pictures in University English classes. The methods applied to achieve the solution of the research problem are analysis of literature and experiments performed in grammar classes. The research is based on the results achieved by students mastering English grammar through games and pictures as well as the works by contemporary Russian and international researchers, teachers and lecturers on teaching students using effective tools as games and pictures.

The authors conclude that games and pictures included into the process of studying English grammar at an upper-intermediate or advanced level can liven up English classes and help students internalize and acquire grammar in an unconscious manner. Being motivated by games in classes, students show better results at grammar tests. Students of the first and the second years of studies were involved into the experiment. The paper might be of interest for school teachers and University lecturers interested in various methods in teaching English grammar.