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ID number:911263
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Published: 12.07.2005.
Language: English
Level: College/University
Literature: 12 units
References: Used
Table of contents
Nr. Chapter  Page.
  Contents    3
  Introduction    4
1.  Psychological characteristic of children in elementary school    6
1.1.  Characteristics of the young learner    6
1.1.1.  Social Characteristics    7
1.1.2.  Emotional Characteristics    7
1.1.3.  Cognitive Characteristics    7
1.1.4.  Language development    8
1.1.5.  Play with the language    8
1.2.  The process of learning    9
2.  Games as one of the most effective method in teaching English    12
2.1.  Games and teaching language    12
2.2.  Which games for which students?    13
2.3.  The right conditions for games    13
2.4.  The teacher`s role in games    16
3.  Using games in teaching English in form 3    19
3. 1.  Results of questioning the pupils of form 3 and their parents    19
3.2.  Language useful for playing and organising games    20
3.3.  Types of games    22
3.3.1.  Rhymes    22
3.3.2.  Scribbles    24
3.3.3.  Games with singing    26
3.3.4.  Alphabet games    32
3.3.5.  Other games    34
  Conclusion    42
  Bibliography    44
  Appendix    45
Extract

Introduction
The world is in various stages of social, economic, and demographic transition. It reflects the availability of modern communications and production technologies in most parts of the world. So, do we need to be concerned about the future of the English language in the 21st century?
Worldwide over 1.4 billion people live in countries where English has official status. One out of five of the world`s population speaks English with some degree of competence. And by 2000 one in five – over one billion people – will also be learning English. Over 70% of the world`s scientists read English. About 85% of the world`s mail is written in English. And 90% of all information in the world`s electronic retrieval systems is stored in English. By 2010, the number of people who speak English as a second or foreign language will exceed the number of native speakers. This trend will certainly affect the language (5.3.).
The new century has changed the politics, economics and the cultural life in Latvia. Meanwhile, going towards the European Economic Community (EEC) and NATO, the educational system, its goals and tasks change. To be successful, to have a good job young people must have good education.
Language is an indicator that shows person`s intelligence: mother tongue as well foreign language (English, German, Russian etc.).
Language shows person`s intellectual, emotional and social development. Our language skills help us to communicate, we can express our feelings, our emotional experience.
Nowadays each well educated young person needs the ability to speak in some foreign languages. This ability helps him to communicate, gives him a chance to get to know, to learn the culture of other countries. Studying the foreign language has the very important position in tourism and management.
We live in a modern world so we need people who have learned to accept those from other countries, respect their mentalities, their value systems and their way of everyday life organizing. The growth of business and administration will require people who can handle more than one modern foreign language. In further two foreign languages will be needed by every European citizen.
A well educated young person needs the foreign language for getting new information, for its analysing and making use of it.
Our pupils have possibility to learn two foreign languages in primary school. The first one they start to learn in 3rd grade and the second one they start to learn in the 6th grade. After graduating the primary school those who have good language skills can continue their studies abroad.

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